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Communication Disorders

Faculty & Staff

Cheryl B. Gerard Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Title: Professor
Ph.D. from: University of Oregon
Master of Science from: University of Kansas
Bachelors of Science from: University of Montana
Memorial 104B





Neurology For Comm. Disorders
Anatomy and Phys for Com Dis


Neurologically Based Speech Disorders
Introduction to Graduate Studies
Cleft Palate
AAC: Multiple Disabilities

Hi, I'm Dr. Gerard. I accepted the faculty position in 1992 because I wanted to be part of something that was “so amazingly good.”  To my delight, we’ve gotten better every year. I still find a great sense of joy and pride in being a part of this team. We are “so amazingly good” because of our faculty and staff, our facility, our emphasis on bringing the clinic into the classroom (or maybe that’s the other way around), and our ability to recruit and retain outstanding students.  In addition to my classes, I supervise in the MSU on-campus clinic. Most of my supervision is within the adult on-campus clinic, as I am the coordinator for that clinic. I supervise primarily in the areas I teach which are dysarthria, cleft palate and augmentative communication. I have directed a number of student theses in these areas and am very proud of the great number of students who have presented their research at ASHA over the years. I serve the Minot Cleft Palate Team and the Minot Child Disability Clinic. I also serve on the MSU Graduate Council and the Institutional Review Board.

If you’re a perspective student, and want an experience that is “so amazingly good,” check us out; you won’t be disappointed.