Until she began taking regulatory science courses online, Tiffany Somereville was unaware of the significant impact regulatory affairs had on public health.
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