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Conference Faculty

ASHA Teaching Symposium on Foundational CSD Science Courses

May 17–May 28, 2021 | Online Conference

Plenary Speakers

Sumit Dhar, PhD, CCC-A, is the Hugh Knowles Professor of Hearing Science and Associate Dean for Research of the School of Communication at Northwestern University. The overall aim of Dr. Dhar’s research is to improve early detection of age-related hearing loss and to improve access to hearing healthcare. The physiological bases of much of the early detection work is built on an understanding of cochlear mechanics using otoacoustic emissions. Work in his lab is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as private foundations. Dr. Dhar is the recipient of the 2013 Clarence Simon Award for Teaching and Mentoring.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from Northwestern University
  • Receives a salary from the National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Receives royalties and consulting fees from Plural Publishing
  • Receives royalties from Etymotic Research

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • No nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Melanie Schuele, PhD, CCC-SLP, and ASHA Fellow, is a professor in the department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She obtained her PhD from the University of Kansas’s Child Language Doctoral Program. Dr. Schuele’s teaching has encompassed coursework in language science, language development, speech sound disorders, and child language impairments. She is an active participant in the programs of the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching and the Educator Development Core in the School of Medicine. These programs have enabled her to infuse evidence-based practices into her teaching. In addition, her training grants from the U.S. Department of Education have provided a platform to innovate in the classroom as well as in research and clinical mentoring.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • No nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Brad Story, PhD, is a professor in the department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Associate Dean of the College of Science at the University of Arizona. His research is concerned with development of computational, physically based models that simulate the observed structure, movement, and acoustic characteristics of specific components of the speech production system. He has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in speech science, speech perception, acoustics, hearing science, and anatomy and physiology. Dr. Story is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, is a recipient of the Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education and the Willard R. Zemlin Lecture in Speech Science and has served as an Associate Editor of The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. He has authored more than 100 publications in voice and speech science.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from the University of Arizona
  • Is a coauthor of a textbook, Foundations of Speech and Hearing (Plural Publishing)
  • Receives royalties from Plural Publishing

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • No nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Jennifer Friberg, EdD, CCC-SLP, is the Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and a professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University. Dr. Friberg serves as the co-chair for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’s Advocacy and Outreach Committee, is the founding Associate Editor for the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and publishes/presents frequently on a variety of topics related to research on teaching and learning.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Has authored or co-edited three books on the topic of the scholarship of teaching and learning, and receives royalties for sales of these books (2012–present).
  • Receives a salary from Illinois State University for work focused on teaching and learning (2005–present).

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • ASHA Academic Affairs Board Member (2020–2022)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member
  • Founding Associate Editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • Member of the editorial board for ASHA’s scholarly review journal, Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups (representing SIG 10)

Featured Speakers

Kelly Berry, MS, CCC-SLP, is a PhD Candidate in the department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kansas, where she also serves as a Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Storkel’s Word and Sound Learning Lab. Her research interests focus on implementation science, the research-to-practice gap, and early language environments.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from the University of Kansas

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • No nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Carol C. Dudding, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor at James Madison University. She presents and publishes nationally and internationally in the areas of e-supervision, teletherapy, distance education, and simulation. She is President of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) and led the development of CAPCSD’s online courses in clinical education and the e-book for best practices in simulation in CSD. Dr. Dudding is an ASHA Fellow, and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. Her research focuses on virtual simulations for clinical education.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from James Madison University

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • No nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Valarie B. Fleming, PhD, CCC-SLP, is professor and chair in the department of Communication Disorders at Texas State University, where she teaches courses in adult neurogenics and swallowing disorders. Her passion for the profession and for teaching, as well as her interests in the access and utilization of healthcare services by underrepresented populations spurred her to assist faculty in developing inclusive classroom practices and preparing culturally competent clinicians.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from Texas State University

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • ASHA Academic Affairs Board Member (2021–2023)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member
  • Texas Representative (appointed), ASHA Speech-Language-Pathology Advisory Council (ASHA SLPAC) Member, January 2020–December 2020
  • Texas Representative (elected), ASHA Speech-Language-Pathology Advisory Council (ASHA SLPAC) Member, January 2021–December 2023 (now Committee of Ambassadors)
  • Member of the University Issues Committee, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA), Spring 2015–present

Jerry Hoepner, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He teaches courses in anatomy and physiology, acquired cognitive disorders, aphasia, dysphagia, and counseling. His research addresses video self-modeling interventions for persons with acquired language or cognitive disorders, counseling methods and training, competency-based education, undergraduate research, non-course based learning, and instructional pedagogies. He is a founding Editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • No nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Jessica J. Messersmith, PhD, CCC-A, is department chair, clinic director, and professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department and is the Faculty Athletics Representative for the University of South Dakota. Her research focuses on clinical practices that hinder or improve outcomes of pediatric patients in the audiology clinic with a specific focus on cochlear implants and infant hearing detection and intervention. Dr. Messersmith served as lead author on Clinical Practice Guideline: Cochlear Implants (American Academy of Audiology, 2019) and is a lead investigator for grants addressing newborn screening, intervention and follow-up. Through her clinical, research, and teaching duties she continually strives to improve access to care for pediatric patients in underserved, rural, and impoverished areas.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from the University of South Dakota

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • ASHA Academic Affairs Board Member (2018–2020)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member

Jamie Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and speech scientist. She is a professor and department chair at East Carolina University, where she conducts research using magnetic resonance imaging and 3D computer technology to study the anatomy, speech, and surgical approaches used to treat cleft palate. Dr. Perry serves on the cleft palate craniofacial team at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from East Carolina University (professor)
  • Is a paid consultant for Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona
  • Paid effort on two NIH grants through the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and on two foundations
  • Serves as Editor for The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • Non-paid affiliate at New Hannover Regional Medical Center (Wilmington, North Carolina)
  • Member of the American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association (ACPA)

Jeffrey Searl, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor at Michigan State University where he teaches in the areas of voice disorders and dysphagia. His research focuses primarily on communication post treatment for head and neck cancer, voice disorders, and articulatory activity in adults with altered speech from cancer treatments or neurological disease. Dr. Searl is an ASHA Fellow, was 2020 chair of the ASHA Academic Affairs Board, and is a board member of several professional organizations.

Financial Disclosures

  • Receives a salary from Michigan State University

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • ASHA Academic Affairs Board Member (2018–2020) and Chair (2020)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member

Susan Shaiman, PhD, CCC‐SLP, is an associate professor and the Speech-Language Pathology Program Director in the department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, including speech science, anatomy and physiology of speech, and motor speech disorders, focusing on how anatomical and/or physiological impairments may result in abnormal speech and/or swallowing behaviors. Her research examines sensorimotor coordination in normal and disordered speech production, using electromyographic, kinematic, and acoustic analyses.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from the University of Pittsburgh

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • Serves as ASHA SIG 19 Associate Coordinator

Holly Storkel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kansas, where she also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and Student Success and Vice-Provost for Assessment and Program Development. Dr. Storkel’s research focuses on helping children learn words and sounds so they can succeed in school and life.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from the University of Kansas

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • Serves as Editor-in-Chief for Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (one of ASHA’s scholarly journals)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the ASHFoundation

Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD, CCC-A, is professor and chair of the department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The primary research emphasis in her laboratory has been in furthering our understanding of the developmental impact of hearing loss on young children. Dr. Tharpe also teaches graduate students in Vanderbilt’s interdisciplinary programs using a standardized patient approach. She has served as Project Director of Federal Training Grants continuously for 23 years. Dr. Tharpe is a recipient of ASHA Honors of the Association.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • No nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Karla Washington, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati. Her research and clinical interests focus on speech-language development for monolingual and multilingual preschoolers. Dr. Washington is active in NIH-sponsored research characterizing Jamaican children’s speech productions. She is an invited member of the International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech and is the 2021 Chair of ASHA’s Academic Affairs Board. Dr. Washington was a selected participant in the 2015 ASHA Convention Multicultural Concerns Collective (MC2) Celebration and a selected participant in Lessons for Success in 2013.

Financial Disclosures

  • Receives a salary from the University of Cincinnati

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • ASHA Academic Affairs Board Member (2019–2021) and Chair (2021)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member

Richard I. Zraick, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA, CHSE, holds the rank of professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida. His clinical, research, and teaching activities are in the areas of voice disorders, clinical skills training, healthcare simulation, and health communication. Dr. Zraick is a Certified Health Simulation Educator. He is also an ASHA Fellow.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from the University of Central Florida

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • No nonfinancial relationships to disclose

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Jennifer Friberg, EdD, CCC-SLP, is the Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and a professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University. Dr. Friberg serves as the co-chair for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’s Advocacy and Outreach Committee, is the founding Associate Editor for the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and publishes/presents frequently on a variety of topics related to research on teaching and learning.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Has authored or co-edited three books on the topic of the scholarship of teaching and learning, and receives royalties for sales of these books (2012–present).
  • Receives a salary from Illinois State University for work focused on teaching and learning (2005–present).

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • ASHA Academic Affairs Board Member (2020–2022)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member
  • Founding Associate Editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • Member of the editorial board for ASHA’s scholarly review journal, Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups (representing SIG 10)

Sarah M. Ginsberg, EdD, CCC-SLP, is professor of speech-language pathology at Eastern Michigan University. She is a founding Editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders (TLCSD). Dr. Ginsberg is the editor of Xerostomia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Managing Dry Mouth (Slack Books, 2020) and is co-author and editor of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Evidence-Based Education (Plural Publishing, 2012). Her work has appeared in the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and in The Teaching Professor.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from Eastern Michigan University

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • Editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Colleen F. Visconti, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor and program director for the Speech-Language Pathology program at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. She is the founding Advisory Editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Visconti is co-author and co-editor of Evidence-Based Education in the Classroom: Examples From Clinical Disciplines (Slack Books, 2021) and co-author of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Evidence-Based Education (Plural Publishing, 2012). Her current research focuses on service-oriented study abroad, peer review and peer mentoring, and evidence-based educational practices.

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Is co-author/editor of two texts (one published, one forthcoming in 2021) on the topic of evidence-based educational practices

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • Editorial Board Member for the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Patrick Walden, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and director of the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology Program at St. John's University in Queens, New York. His research is focused on applying learning theories to understand clinical learning as well auditory-perceptual analysis of voice. As a reflective practitioner with formal training in adult learning, he has engaged in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) throughout his career. Currently, he serves as an Editor-at-Large for the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders (TLCSD).

Financial Disclosures

  • Is receiving financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Receives a salary from St. John’s University

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • Serves as Editor-at-Large for the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders

2021 Academic Affairs Board Members Who Will Introduce Featured Speakers and Session Topics

Melanie Talin Alcala is a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is pursuing her Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders–Bilingual Extension (Dual Certification) and earned her undergraduate degree from California State University Fullerton as a University Honors Program student. She currently serves as National NSSLHA's Vice President for Academic Affairs and looks forward to serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Financial Disclosures

  • No financial relationships to disclose

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • National NSSLHA Vice President of Academic Affairs (Executive Council) 2020–2022
  • ASHA Academic Affairs Board Member (2020–2021)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member

Joan Besing, PhD, CCC-A, is a professor at Montclair State University and serves as program director of the Clinical Graduate Programs in Speech-Language Pathology and in Audiology at Montclair State University. She received her PhD from Louisiana State University and did her postdoctoral training in the Sensory Communication Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Besing’s research focuses on the behavioral effects of listening in adverse conditions and various aspects of binaural listening. She is an ASHA Fellow, holds the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), and holds a New Jersey audiology license.

Financial Disclosures

  • Receives a salary from Montclair State University

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • Academic Affairs Board Member (2020–2022)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member

Candace Bourland Hicks, PhD, CCC-A, is a professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She serves as chair of the department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and serves as Audiology Program Director. Dr. Bourland Hicks teaches audiology and speech-language pathology students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Clinically she serves pediatric patients and families, in addition to teaching graduate clinicians. Her research interests are in the area of listening effort and pediatric/educational audiology.

Financial Disclosures

  • Receives a salary from Texas Tech University

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • ASHA Academic Advisory Board Member (2019–2021)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member

Vikram Dayalu, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and chair for the department of Speech-Language Pathology at Seton Hall University. He currently serves as CAPCSD's Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research Education and is a member of the CAA site visitor pool. Dr. Dayalu’s primary research interest is in fluent and disfluent speech production, and he teaches courses in speech physiology, fluency disorders, and speech and hearing science.

Financial Disclosures

  • Receives a salary from Seton Hall University

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research Education for CAPCSD
  • ASHA Academic Affairs Board Member (2018–2021)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member

Karla Washington, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati. Her research and clinical interests focus on speech-language development for monolingual and multilingual preschoolers. Dr. Washington is active in NIH-sponsored research characterizing Jamaican children’s speech productions. She is an invited member of the International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech and is the 2021 Chair of ASHA’s Academic Affairs Board. Dr. Washington was a selected participant in the 2015 ASHA Convention Multicultural Concerns Collective (MC2) Celebration and a selected participant in Lessons for Success in 2013.

Financial Disclosures

  • Receives a salary from the University of Cincinnati

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • ASHA Academic Affairs Board Member (2019–2021) and Chair (2021)
  • Teaching Symposium Planning Committee Member

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