Celestino Limas joined Kenyon after serving as vice president for student life, diversity and inclusion at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. He has spent much of his career at small liberal arts colleges — Lewis and Clark, Lafayette, among others — where living and learning are inseparable. In addition to holding leadership roles in student affairs, Limas was responsible for leading college-wide diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at three institutions. 

Limas holds a doctorate in educational leadership, a master’s in special education and a bachelor’s in psychology. He has taught American Sign Language and other courses at several institutions, and draws on his experience in and out of the classroom to forge relationships between academic and student affairs. 

Education

2004 — Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oregon

1999 — Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska

1996 — Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa

Courses Recently Taught

This is an introductory course to American Sign Language (ASL), in which students are instructed in ASL with the support of written English to build their receptive and expressive ASL fluency. Designed as both an introduction and exploration of ASL, the course provides a sound basis for how to sign in ASL and how it is used as a linguistic, cultural and historical pillar of the deaf community. Students enrolled in this course will be automatically added to ASL 112Y for the spring semester.

This is the second half of a yearlong course for American Sign Language (ASL), in which students are instructed in ASL with the support of written English to build their receptive and expressive ASL fluency. Designed as both an introduction and exploration of ASL, the course provides a sound basis for how to sign in ASL and how it is used as a linguistic, cultural and historical pillar of the deaf community. Prerequisite: ASL 111Y.