Carnegie Mellon University

Mary Jayne McCullough

Mary Jayne McCullough

Lecturer of Global Communication and Applied Translation


I am the Founder and Director of Global Wordsmiths, Adjunct Faculty Lecturer of Translation Technologies and Applied Translation in the MA of Global Communication and Applied Translation program at Carnegie Mellon University, Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition Board of Directors, and member of the Assemble Board of Directors. I also serve as the Executive Committee Co-Chair of the Pittsburgh-based All for All Coalition, and sit on several Advisory Boards in order to share my broad expertise in the fields of language accessibility and language justice. I  studied public service at the University of Pittsburgh and language translation & interpretation at the Universidad Autónoma Nacional de México in Mexico City, and bring fifteen years of field experience as a Spanish language translator, simultaneous interpreter and a language service industry executive to my current position at Global Wordsmiths. I am driven and passionate, and dedicated to advancing a culture of language accessibility in Western Pennsylvania.

  • 82-703 Translation Technologies
  • 82-705A Applied Translation Workshop II
  • 82-709 Translation as a Profession III
  • Rising Vibrancy Awards Honoree, New Sun, 2019
  •  Martin Luther King, Jr. Innovation Leadership Award Finalist, Coro Pittsburgh, 2018
Department Member Since 2019