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  • 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 521: Human Communication Across the Lifespan (Experiential Education)
  • SPHS 751: Communication Disorders: Global Service Learning
  • SPHS 762: Language Impairments in School Age Children
  • SPHS 774: Professional Development in Speech-Language Pathology
  • SPHS 778: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive SLP Practices

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)

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