Spotlight

  • Dr. Jessica Brown joins SLHS Faculty

    Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Jessica Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP brings expertise in traumatic brain injury and AAC (Augmentative/Alternative Communication) when she joins our tenure-track faculty in August 2017. Dr. Brown received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. Her research is focused on the development and validation of assessment and treatment protocols for individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injury. She also investigates augmentative and alternative communication strategies for individuals with significant communication impairments. As Assistant Professor, Dr. Brown will teach in her specia... Read More
  • SLHS Welcomes Dr. Mark DeRuiter

    Mark DeRuiter, PhD, CCC-A, CCC-SLP
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Mark DeRuiter, Ph.D., CCC-A, CCC-SLP, joins SLHS as Clinical Professor and Associate Department Head for Clinical Education in July 2017. Dr. DeRuiter is dually certified in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. In Fall 2017, he will teach graduate courses in Counseling and Professional Issues for speech-language pathology and audiology students. His clinical/research interests include auditory processing disorders and issues in clinical education.
  • Medical Speech-Language Pathology Bootcamp

    Kathleen Cazzato, M.A., CCC-SLP
    Monday, March 27, 2017
    Kathleen Cazzato, M.A., CCC-SLP will be leading our Medical Speech-Language Pathology Bootcamp and joining our clinical faculty in May 2017. Ms. Cazzato has over 20 years experience working with adults in medical settings across the continuum of care including, trauma centers, various acute care units, inpatient rehabilitation, and a community re-entry program for traumatic brain injury. She received her B.S. and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University.
  • Bilingual Certificate Program

    Dr. Leah Fabiano-Smith and Rui Motoyoshi, M.A., CCC-SLP
    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Dr. Leah Fabiano-Smith, Director of the Bilingual Certificate Program, is joined by Rui Motoyoshi, M.A., CCC-SLP, as the Bilingual Certificate Program Coordinator. The Bilingual Certificate Program provides academic education and clinical experience for graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology. Ms. Motoyoshi is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who has worked with children of all ages with developmental disabilities in southern Arizona, as well as children with communication needs in Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras.
  • Jeannette Hoit Named a 2017 Galileo Circle Fellow

    Joaquin Ruiz and Jeannette Hoit
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    Jeannette D. Hoit, PhD, CCC-SLP, was named a 2017 Galileo Circle Fellow by the University's College of Science Dean’s Board of Advisors. This award, established and supported by the members of the College of Science Galileo Circle, recognizes the outstanding accomplishment in academic scholarship and is one of the highest honors the College of Science can bestow on its faculty. Dr. Hoit was honored for her "deep understanding over a broad range of science, a willingness to think in a truly interdisciplinary way, and an ability to inspire colleagues and students alike.” SLHS is extremely proud... Read More

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