Robyn K. Dean and Robert Q Pollard, Jr.It was in 1995 that Robyn Dean and Robert Pollard presented their first public lecture on what would eventually blossom into the demand control schema (DC-S). Subsequently, through 22 co-authored publications, nine DC-S related research and training grants, and scores of lectures and workshops, the milestone represented by this textbook has been achieved. Dean and Pollard's distinct yet complimentary talents have been instrumental in driving this work forward and achieving the international acclaim it has garnered, not only for DC-S itself but for recognition that interpreting is a "practice profession."Ms. Dean, a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester (UR) School of Medicine, continues her research and teaching activities internationally. Dr. Pollard, Professor of Psychiatry at UR, founded and heads its Deaf Wellness Center.
Robert Pollard was a fourth grade schoolteacher until 1994, when Guided by Voices first broke into the national consciousness with the release of the album Bee Thousand . With over 900 songs registered to his name with BMI, Pollard is among the most prolific songwriters of his time. In 2006 Paste Magazine listed him as one of the 100 greatest living songwriters of all time.