As the creative force behind DLR Consulting, Dr. Russell has contributed extensively to the current body of knowledge in the field of interpretation. A prolific researcher, she has either authored or co-authored some 50-plus publications, from books, book chapters, and commissioned research reports, to journal articles and published conference proceedings.

A selection of Debra’s titles are listed below:


  • “American Sign Language/English Interpreting in Legal Settings: Current practices in North America.” (co-authored with Dr. Len Roberson and Dr. Risa Shaw. Journal of Interpretation, 21(1). (2012)

  • “Designing a Research Project: Beginning with the end in mind.” In B. Nicodemus & L. Swabey (Eds.) Essays in Interpreting Research (pp. 331–376) (John Benjamins, 2011)

  • Studies in Interpretation, Volume 7: Issues in legal interpretation, co-edited with Sandra Hale (Gallaudet Press, 2008)

  • “Consecutive Interpreting.” In Topics in Signed Language Interpreting, edited by Terry Janzen (John Benjamins, 2005)

  • “Looking Back, Thinking Forward: Signed language research in North America.” In Modern Trends of Special Education Development (Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, 2004)

  • “Consecutive Interpreting.” An educational videotape and DVD series produced with Western Oregon University, which has been distributed to more than 100 interpreter education programs in the United States (2004)

  • Interpreting in Legal Contexts: Consecutive and simultaneous interpretation (Linstock Press, 2002)