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Medical Speech Language Pathologist Dysphasia Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Medical Speech Language Pathologist, Dysphagia, Right Hemisphere, Emotional Communication Disorders in Brain Injury Adults, Swallowing Disorders, Voice Disorders, Neuroanatomy, Speech Mechanisms, Hearing Mechanisms, Restorative Feeding Programs in Chronic Care Institutions, Speech Language Pathologist,

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Education

University of Texas at Austin: Austin, TX (1992-1997).  Doctor of Philosophy
 (Major: Neurogenic Communication Disorders; Minor: Cognitive Neuroscience).  Dissertation title: Affective processing in left and right hemisphere brain damage with and without subcortical involvement.  Graduation date:  December, 1997.

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL (1980-1985).  M.A.; B.S., Speech-Language  Pathology.
Master’s Thesis:  Facilitation of humor appreciation in patients with right hemisphere brain damage.
                                                                                                                                       
Professional Experience – University

Associate Professor (tenure-track), University of Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee,  
Audiology and Speech Pathology.  Commenced 8/01/05. Promoted 8/1/06.

Associate Professor (tenure-track), University of Rhode Island; Kingston, Rhode Island; 
Department of Communicative Disorders.  Commenced 12/21/97.  Promoted 7/1/04

Speech-Language Pathology Clinic Supervisor, University of Texas Speech and Hearing Center (Fall,1993; Spring, 1994).

Professional Experience – Other

3/07- current A Voice & Swallowing Center, Director of Research,    Consultant, Clinician, & Educator
Patient Population:  Dysphasia, Voice Disorders, & Acquired Neurologic Disorders, Knoxville, TN
9/98 – 8/03   Consultant to Speech Language Pathology Program
Roger Williams Hospital – Providence, RI

11/95- 10/97 Director of Speech-Language Pathology – Floyd Medical Center – Rome, GA 30162

8/92-9/94      Speech Language Pathologist; McKenna Memorial Hospital -New Braunfels, TX 78130

2/90-7/91     Director of Cognitive/Communication Disorders – Cognitive Rehabilitation and Family Support Services -Dunedin, FL

 8/88-8/89     Private Practice – North Chicago Suburbs Provided diagnostic consultation and treatment to neurologically impaired populations.  Consultant to Lake County School District to market increased revenue and develop supportive programs for computer assisted communication devices.

3/87-3/88      Staff Speech-Language Pathologist – Center for Rehabilitation Medicine – Emory University; Atlanta, GA

3/85-3/87      Department Manger,  Excellcare Rehabilitation -Chicago, Illinois

Scholastic Honors and Awards

University of Texas Pre-Emptive Graduate Fellowship (2-year award; 1992-1994)

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, nominated Fall, 1994; University of Texas at Austin

Awarded Technology in Teaching Fellowship  

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Certified member since 1985

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist – Rhode Island; Tennessee

Member of the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders (ANCDS)

Other Significant Teaching Accomplishments

Available upon Request

Publications

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Papers and Funded Grants

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Presentations

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National and International Conferences

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Research and Study Projects

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