- B.S., Gallaudet College, Washington
- M.A., University of New Mexico
Joseph Halcott, Department Chair, began teaching American Sign Language during the Spring 1997 semester. He comes to Mesa from Albuquerque, where he was educational interpreter for Albuquerque Public School and a contract interpreter at Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute. His B.A. in Communications Arts is from Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C. and his masters degree is from the University of New Mexico.