University Bulletin 2020-2021

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Speech Pathology and Audiology

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Speech Pathology and Audiology Faculty (251) 445-9378
Chair Elizabeth M. Adams 
Dean Emeritus Talbott
Professor Emeritus Dagenais, Evans, Sellers
Associate Professor Emeritus Moore
Assistant Professor Emeritus Holston
Professor Beverly
Associate Professors Adams, Davis, Gordon-Hickey, Ramkissoon
Assistant Professors Choi, Flagge, Garand, Henbest, Mosley, Nichols, Rishiq, Roberts, Smith
Senior Instructor Hudson
Instructors Brown, Hill, Wiles
   

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/alliedhealth/speechandhearing

The mission of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology is to provide undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs that challenge the students to achieve the highest standards of academic learning, scientific inquiry and clinical excellence. The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology seeks to deliver a comprehensive program of academic, research and clinical training in the areas of speech, language and hearing development and disorders. The Department offers a minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology, Doctor of Audiology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree programs.

The undergraduate program in Speech and Hearing Sciences readies the graduate for a variety of career and educational options based on the knowledge gained from this degree and individual interests and skills.  Students who complete the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree program will meet all the academic and practicum requirements to be eligible for the Clinical Fellowship (CF) that leads to national certification (CCC-SLP) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and eligibility for the Alabama state licensure. Students who complete the Doctor of Audiology degree program will meet all the academic and practicum requirements for national certification (CCC- A) and will also be eligible for the Alabama state licensure.   

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science, Speech-Language Pathology (MSRS SLP) degree aimed at providing students with rich, robust, clinically relevant, and evidence-based learning experiences. Graduates will have a strong understanding of entry-level and advanced clinical services, will utilize evidence-based research relevant to the field, demonstrate leadership skills that impact delivery of high quality care for patients, and develop skills needed to serve as a patient educator, clinical educator, or faculty member. This program is intended to support international clinicians and academicians wishing to gain further experience with a variety of disorders and principles of rehabilitation. This program is not accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) and does not lead to licensure or professional certification in the United States. Graduation from this program does not guarantee admission to a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology or Doctor of Audiology programs. Students enrolled in this program are not eligible for federal financial aid. Admission to the MSRS SLP program is on a competitive basis. For admissions information, visit the department’s website.  The MSRS SLP program is an in-residence program requiring 30 credit hours.

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of South Alabama is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800)-498-2071 or (301)-296-5700.

The Doctor of Audiology program at the University of South Alabama is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800)-498-2071 or (301)-296-5700.

Faculty Listing

Speech Pathology and Audiology Faculty
Adams, Elizabeth M. Speech Pathology and Audiology Associate Professor BS, Spring Hill College
PHD, University of South Alabama
Beverly, Brenda L. Speech Pathology and Audiology Professor BSED, Bloomsburg U of Pennsylvania
MS, Bloomsburg U of Pennsylvania
PHD, University of Tennessee-Knox
Brown, Gidget R. Speech Pathology and Audiology Instructor BSSH, University of South Alabama
MS, University of South Alabama
Choi, Dahye Speech Pathology and Audiology Assistant Professor BA, Ewha Womans University
MA, Ewha Womans University
PHD, Vanderbilt University
Davis, Tara M. Speech Pathology and Audiology Associate Professor BA, Louisiana State University
MCD, Louisiana State U - Hlth Sci
PHD, University of Texas-Dallas
Flagge, Ashley G. Speech Pathology and Audiology Assistant Professor BS, University of South Alabama
AUD, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of South Alabama
Garand, Kendrea L. Speech Pathology and Audiology Assistant Professor BA, North Carolina State U-Raleigh
MS, Purdue University-Main Campus
CSCD, University of Pittsburgh
PHD, Medical U of South Carolina
Gordon-Hickey, Susan Speech Pathology and Audiology Associate Professor BA, University of Florida
AUD, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of South Alabama
Henbest, Victoria S. Speech Pathology and Audiology Assistant Professor BSED, University of Arkansas- Fayett
MS, Missouri State U-Springfield
PHD, University of SC-Columbia
Hill, Grayson B. Speech Pathology and Audiology Instructor BS, University of Montevallo
MS, University of Montevallo
Hudson, Kendra D. Speech Pathology and Audiology Senior Instructor BS, University of Montevallo
MS, University of Montevallo
Mosley, Cornetta L. Speech Pathology and Audiology Assistant Professor BA, Louisiana State University
PHD, University of Washington
Nichols, Amy C. Speech Pathology and Audiology Assistant Professor BA, University of Central Florida
AUD, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of South Alabama
Ramkissoon, Ishara Speech Pathology and Audiology Associate Professor BSSH, University of Durban
MA, University of Illinois-Urbana
PHD, University of Illinois-Urbana
Rishiq, Dania Speech Pathology and Audiology Assistant Professor BS, Applied Science University
MA, University of Tennessee-Knox
PHD, Univ of Tenn Hlth Sci Center
Roberts, Wilder M. Speech Pathology and Audiology Assistant Professor BS, University of Montevallo
MS, University of Montevallo
AUD, University of Florida
Smith, Kimberly A. Speech Pathology and Audiology Assistant Professor BS, Old Dominion University
MS, Old Dominion University
PHD, University of SC-Columbia
Wiles, Brent L. Speech Pathology and Audiology Instructor BA, University of South Alabama
MS, University of South Alabama