Interim Dean's Message

Dr. Linda JarmulowiczWelcome to the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis! This is an exciting time to be part of this field, and an exciting time to be part of the UofM. On August, 13, 2015, the School united all its clinical and research activities at the new Community Health Building, south of main campus, which we share with the Loewenberg College of Nursing.

Our faculty, students, and graduates are proud of our School's history of excellence, including our educational quality, service to the local and professional communities, and research contribution to the professions. The Doctor of Audiology and Masters in Speech Language Pathology programs at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders are among the nation's best (USNews & World Report). Our clinical programs have over 40 agreements with community supporters to further training in offsite practica. Clinical education takes place initially at the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center, which is housed on the first floor of the Community Health Building. Our partnership with Methodist Le Bonheur Hospitals provides students with real-world experience with electronic medical records. Additionally, our faculty are conducting cutting-edge research from voice and emotion, fluency and cognition, infant vocalization, hearing aids, to speech perception, neural correlates of hearing and music, adult conversational interaction and motor speech disorders. We have several laboratories in which to engage in research. The School is also designated as a state Center of Excellence (Center for Research Initiative and Strategies for the Communicatively Impaired, CRISCI), which supports the research endeavors of the faculty, and many faculty are members of the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) on main campus.

Our student-led chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) won national recognition in 2015 with Gold Chapter Honors for philanthropy, community service, advocacy, and networking. Additionally, two students, one from speech and one from audiology, were awarded NSSLHA member honors for their service. We are very proud of our School's students on the national stage and in the local community.

If you are a prospective student, please browse the website for current information on our clinical education and academic programs. If you are alumni, thank you for checking in and supporting the School. We appreciate all that you do for us, from serving as off-site supervisors to spreading our reputation with your good work to contributing financially so that the future of the professions remains strong.. We hope to see you all at the next Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders.

Please let our faculty or staff know if there are any questions you might have about our programs or the School. Wishing you every success!

Linda Jarmulowicz, PhD, Interim Dean