Board of Directors
Vice President for Science and Research
Dr. Howard Goldstein is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at University of South Florida in Tampa. He directs the USF component of the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood, a multi-site project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. Dr. Goldstein completed his MS in Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Washington in 1978 and his PhD in Developmental Psychology & Mental Retardation Research at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1980.
Dr. Goldstein's research has focused on improving the communication and social skills of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. His recent work has sought to enhance the language and literacy development of students in high poverty schools who are at high risk for language and reading disabilities. He is the author of 2 books and over 100 scholarly journal articles and book chapters and a nationally known scholar for his work and research in the field of child language intervention. Dr. Goldstein has participated in over 40 research and personnel preparation grants and he has served as Principal Investigator for over 30 sponsored projects. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and has been a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Education for many years.
His contributions to the field were recognized as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1989. He has served ASHA as a member, site visitor, trainer, or chair of a number of task forces and committees related to treatment efficacy, the PhD shortage in the field, practice and policies related to mental retardation and developmental disabilities, academic Issues and accreditation, and clinical practice research. He currently serves as the Vice President for Science and Research as a member of the ASHA Board of Directors.