When the University of Georgia School of Social Work decided to offer the first fully online Master of Social Work degree in Georgia in the fall of 2020—it did so hoping to address t
After completing my master of science degree, I worked as a speech-language pathologist for seven years where I treated both pediatrics and adults in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, and the public schools. While pursuing my PhD. and during my postdoctoral work, I continued to practice as a speech-language pathologist in skilled nursing facilities in Georgia and Pennsylvania for an additional five years. During that time, I served as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University and at Misericordia University, where I taught a course in professional issues online.
At the University of Georgia, I am both an instructor and a clinical supervisor. Since 2012, I have delivered instruction covering many topics in the field including: fluency and fluency disorders, evidence-based treatment for children and adults who stutter, research in communication sciences, dynamics of the public schools, trends and issues in education, dysphagia, speech disorders, ethics in speech-language pathology, service-learning, development across the lifespan, and phonetics.
I have also spent time investigating fluency as it relates to the autonomic nervous system, examined evidence-based practices and explored comfort and knowledge of stuttering possessed by school-based SLPs when treating students who stutter. This path has afforded me the privilege of presenting research at the state, national, and international level. In the fall of 2017, I presented research at the 11th Oxford Dysfluency Conference in Oxford, UK.
- Ph.D., Communication Sciences, University of Georgia '16
- M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, '05
- B.Sc., Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, '03