Dec 01, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Who’s Who in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Lynn M. Maher

Martin R. Adams (Emeritus), Lynn S. Bliss (Emeritus), Susann Dowling (Emeritus), Donna Fox (Emeritus), Lynn M. Maher

Associate Professors:
Margaret Blake, Stephanie Daniels

Assistant Professors:
Terrell Brittain (Instructional), Ferenc Bunta, Laura Cizek, Martha Dunkelberger (Clinical), Sharon Hill (Instructional), Michelle Ivey (Clinical), Byron Ross (Clinical), Amber Theissen

Melissa Bruce, Michelle Mekky (Adjunct), Janet Eckert, Kay James

Department Overview

The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) is to advance the understanding of normal and disordered speech, language and hearing through teaching, scholarship and service to the community.

We offer education in communication disorders for undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students, preprofessional training for SLPAs and professional training for graduate students, and continuing education opportunities for professionals. The Department fosters an environment that encourages and supports students and faculty to participate in scientific inquiry regarding normal and impaired communication processes. The goal of the service component is to provide high quality speech, language and hearing services to the community which are available to individuals from all cultures, ages, and abilities on the University of Houston campus and at outreach centers.

An undergraduate student with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders is preparing for a career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Professional speech-language pathologists and audiologists provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals who present a variety of communication disorders.