Tina Cowsert

Access Specialist & Interpreter/Live Captioning Coordinator
Student Services
Rehabilitation-Education Center
(217) 244-6972

Tina Cowsert has worked at the University of Illinois at Disability Resources & Educational Services 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, has a master's degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University, and has a second master's degree in Library Information Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Recently Hard of Hearing herself, Tina works with students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Low Vision, and students with Speech disabilities on campus. She also coordinates and supervises all interpreters and live captioning events on campus. Tina received the 2022 Outstanding Faculty/Staff Social Justice Award from Diversity & Social Justice Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her passions include reading, traveling, playing with her two small dogs, and involvement on campus in social justice.

If you need an interpreter, please fill out and submit a form here:  Interpreting & Live Captioning | Disability Resources & Educational Services - University of Illinois