Areas of Interest

  • Swallowing and swallowing disorders
  • Aging and oral motor function
  • Ultrasound imaging of speech and swallowing


  • Ph.D
    Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, 1981
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
HESP625 Dysphagia Summer 2014
  • Professional
    Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (1989)
  • Professional
    Honors of the ASHA (1999)
  • Professional
    Honors of Maryland Speech and Hearing Association (2005)
  • Professional
    Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, ASHA
  • Professional
    Secretary and charter member of Specialty Board on Swallowing and Swallowing disorders.
  • Professional
    ASHA Committee on Nominations and Elections
  • Professional
    Chair, Honors Committee 2005-6, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
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