Faculty & Staff
Title: Assistant Professor, Clinical Supervisor
Master of Science from: Minot State University
Bachelors of Arts from: Chapman University, Orange, CA
Office: Memorial 104C
- CCC-Speech-Language Pathology through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- North Dakota State Board of Examiners in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Experience: I began my career teaching English and literature in public schools in California and North Dakota. I returned to college in 1992 as a post baccalaureate student in speech-language pathology and received my masters degree in Communication Disorders in 1994. My career as a speech-language pathologist also began in public schools in rural North Dakota. I came to MSU in 1997 as a clinical supervisor and began teaching here in 2000. I currently teach undergraduate and graduate courses including Survey of Communication Disorders, Advanced Communication Disorders, Neurogenic Communication Disorders, and Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders).
Interests: Besides teaching, learning, and research for my dissertation, I enjoy reading fiction, riding bike with my husband, bird watching, and traveling anywhere I can. My major academic interests are in geriatric communication problems, dysphagia, brain functioning after injury, and curriculum and instruction for communication disorders programming.