Speech-Language Pathologist since 1971
I earned my Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in 1976 and was a university professor for 35 years. I taught at West Virginia University for 3 years and in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California for 30 years (1979 - 2009). I worked for 3 years in the University’s Provost’s Office (2009-2012). In June 2012, upon my retirement, I was honored with being awarded Professor Emeritus status.
My university teaching included courses in the Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Language, Neurology and Neuropathologies in Adults and Children, Motor Speech Disorders (apraxia and dysarthria), Dysphagia/Swallowing Disorders, Gerontology, Cerebral Palsy, Voice Disorders, Cleft Palate and Orofacial Anomalies, and Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists.
I have presented at numerous state, national and international conventions and conferences on a variety of topics. I am currently presenting all-day workshops and seminars on Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents and Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists.
Textbooks and therapy materials that I have authored are used in universities, hospitals, and clinics throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries. Other publications include articles on several topics, including counseling, neurological disorders in adults and children, forensic speech-language pathology (being an expert witness), attention deficit disorders, and private practice.