Daniel R. Boone received his bachelor’s degree in speech pathology from University of Redlands in 1951. He subsequently studied and received both a MA (1954) and Ph.D. (1958) from Western Reserve University in Cleveland. For the first 20 years of his professional career, Dr. Boone was active clinically and in research with various neurogenic disorders (aphasia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease). With the success of his voice text, The Voice and Voice Therapy, Boone devoted the last 40 years of his career to voice disorders and treatment. He had an established reputation for his work in both voice and neurogenic communication disorders. Before coming to the University of Arizona in 1973, Boone was Assistant Professor at Western Reserve University (1960-1963), Associate Professor at University of Kansas Medical Center (1963-1966), and Professor at University of Denver (1966-1973).
Dr. Boone was Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona from 1973 to 1999. He mentored students at all levels who went on to contribute to the field as clinicians and researchers. Over his career, Dr. Boone published over 100 professional articles and 18 published books. His 18th book, Trouble Talking, was a personal narrative describing the communication disorders of 40 of his most memorable patients. His professional leadership included serving as President of the Kansas and Colorado speech and hearing associations. He also served as both Vice President and President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), receiving Fellowship and Honors of ASHA.
On a personal level, Dan was a devoted family man and avid tennis player. He was quick-witted and fun -- an entertainer at heart.