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 three years out of the University's Provost Office and retired in May 2012. In June 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, 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 present all-day workshops and seminars on Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists, Attention Deficit Disorders and Auditory Processing Disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury in Children.
Textbooks and therapy materials that I have written 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, forensic speech-language pathology, neurological disorders in adults and children, attention deficit disorders, and private practice.