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Peter Cook

Peter Cook is Associate Professor in the Department of ASL-English Interpretation and an internationally known Deaf performing artist. Using American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting and movement, Cook has performed at numerous festivals across the country – the Jonesboro National Storytelling Festival, The Deaf Way II and at the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Cook has an MA in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University (2011) and a BFA in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology (1986).

Courses: Foundations of American Sign Language, Intermediate American Sign Language

“I took ASL through Columbia Online and it was an absolutely incredible experience. As someone who was living in Minnesota, the online course provided me access to the great faculty and wealth of information that I would not have been able to access otherwise.”

— Mariam E., Columbia Online Student