Tina Cowsert

Access Specialist for Deaf/HOH and Blind/Low Vision
Student Services
Rehabilitation-Education Center
(217) 244-6972

Tina Cowsert has worked at DRES since December 2014. A National Board Certified Teacher with teaching licenses in Language Arts: Reading and Writing, Social Studies and Deaf Education (ages 3-21), Tina completed her undergraduate degree in Deaf Education at Illinois State University and taught in the public school setting for 20 years. She has been an Interpreter for the Deaf and has a master's degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University. She will finish another master's degree in Library Information Sciences in August of 2019 here at University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Newly Hard of Hearing herself, Tina works with Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Blind/Low Vision students on campus. She also coordinates and supervises all interpreters on campus. Her passions include reading, traveling, playing with her long-haired chihuahua, and involvement on campus fighting for social justice.

If you need an interpreter, please fill out and submit a form here: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/2532781