CASLI Board of Managers Announcement:


cagle2 Miako Rankin photo Lyle Vold photo
Keith Cagle, PhD Miako Rankin, PhD, CI and CT Lyle Vold


The RID Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of the first three members of the CASLI, LLC Board of Managers; Dr. Keith Cagle, Dr. Miako Rankin and Mr. Lyle Vold. This team brings an outstanding background in finance, testing and measurement, certification, interpreting, interpreter education, interpreter services provision, ASL, and research. Two more members will be appointed in the near future.

Their agreement to serve in this volunteer leadership capacity is greatly appreciated, and the RID Board has every confidence that their leadership of CASLI will enable a successful and productive transition of the testing functions from RID.


Keith Cagle, PhD:

Dr. Keith M. Cagle currently is Associate Professor and coordinator of the BA in Interpretation program in Department of Interpretation at Gallaudet University. He received his PhD in Educational Linguistics from the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Cagle has been teaching undergraduate and graduate ASL and interpreting courses at various colleges and universities since 1986.

Dr. Cagle was the Interpreter Education Program Chair at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). He led the curriculum development and revisions on several ASL and interpreting courses and program for four interpreting education programs in North Carolina. He developed undergraduate courses at NTID, Gardner-Webb University and CPCC, and assisted the University of Northern Colorado with the development of graduate courses for its new MA in Teaching ASL program.

Dr. Cagle was American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) President in 1990-1995. He was the ASLTA Evaluation Chairperson in 2000-2015. He has served on North Carolina Interpreters and Transliterators Licensing Board and on the national and state committees for ASL bills, standards, outcomes, and screening. He has been the sign language proficiency interview trainer, interviewer, and rater since 1989.

Miako Rankin, PhD, CI and CT:

Miako Rankin has been interpreting professionally since 2001, working primarily as an independent contractor and specializing in advanced educational, government, business, religious, and performing arts settings. She received her interpreter training from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, where she also worked as a residential coordinator at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. Miako moved to the DC area in 2002 to attend graduate school at Gallaudet, where she now works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses. Her specialization is in applied linguistics and engaged research – incorporating the knowledge, approaches, and understandings gleaned from linguistic research of ASL directly into language teaching, curriculum development, language assessment, interpretation, and interpreting pedagogy.

Mr. Lyle Vold:

Lyle grew up in University Park, MD, where he attended UMD and earned a BA in Finance. He started interpreting in 2000, and almost instantly began thinking about how the system of interpreting services could be improved. Starting an interpreting agency was a natural combination of his work experience and academic background. Currently, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Access Interpreting, located in the MD-DC area. Lyle is a CODA and remains close to his family and childhood friends. His father retired from MSD-Frederick where he taught Math for over 25 years. His mother worked at Gallaudet University where she has taught Math and future Math educators for over 30 years. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, who is also an interpreter, and their beautiful German Shepherd, Classy. When he is not working or spending time with family and friends, he can be found working out in a boxing gym or in football or baseball stadiums cheering on his DC teams, particularly the Redskins and Nationals. He may even be spotted wheeling around on a motorcycle!