Lisa Domby, MS, CCC-SLP

Lisa Domby

Education

  • MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
  • BS, Pfeiffer University, 1986
  • Graduate Certificate, Global Public Health, UNC-CH, 2016

Personal Statement

I am a clinical associate professor and clinical education coordinator for the MS program in Speech-Language Pathology. I began my career in the home care setting, where I served families and homebound children and adults with communication disorders. This broad foundation in multiple areas of the speech-language pathology scope of practice prepared me to facilitate students’ exploration of various client populations and settings.  

I have longstanding interests in English as global language of communication and in bilingual individuals with communication disorders. I coordinate an annual conference focused on best practice for serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations. I also direct a community-based learning program in Guatemala, with a focus on technical assistance, program development and long term sustainability. My research interests include improving speech intelligibility and enhancing social communication, especially in bilingual populations.  

I currently serve members of the UNC community (faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars) with communication enhancement goals, including academic English pronunciation. I am a member of ASHA Special Interest Groups in Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders; Cultural and Linguistic Diversity; and Administration and Supervision.

Courses Currently Taught

  • SPHS 771-5: Supervised Clinical Experience I, II, III, IV, V
  • SPHS 740: Principles of Prevention, Assessment and Diagnosis
  • SPHS 776-9: Contemporary Professional Issues I, II, III, IV
  • SPHS 743: Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders
  • SPHS 751: Communication Disorders: Global Service Learning
  • SPHS 802: Problems in Speech & Hearing Sciences (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations)

Clinical and Research Interests 

Global English pronunciation

Bilingual speech and language development and disorders

Functional goals and outcomes, quality of life measures

Recent Presentations

I have given numerous local, state, national and international presentations related to working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations, assessment and treatment of unintelligible speech, and task-based functional outcomes that enhance quality of life. I have presented on these topics to local school systems, the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), the NC Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), the North Carolina Speech-Hearing-Language Association (NCSHLA), Southeast University Clinical Educators (SEUCE), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Universidad Rafael Landívar (Guatemala) and Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (Portugal). 

Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

North Carolina Speech-Hearing-Language Association (NCSHLA)

American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)