Departmental News

ASHA Fellowship AwardedLouise Raleigh Award

Louise F. Raleigh, M.Ed., AP Professor,
Speech and Hearing Center Director, HIPAA Privacy Officer, was awarded from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association a Fellowship of the Association 2015.
The status of Fellow is retained for life and is one of the highest honors this professional organization can bestow. It recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to a member who has shown outstanding contribution to the professions-contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one’s community or state. The profession has thousands of members who fulfill their responsibilities competently and well, but only a small percentage have, by virtue of the quality and amount of their contributions, distinguished themselves sufficiently to warrant recognition by election to Fellow in ASHA.

Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad in Shanghai China

Dr. Kristine Lundgren, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, co-directed a Fulbright Hays Group Project Abroad program to Shanghai China with Dr.Ye (Jane) He from the School of Education. Twelve educators from North Carolina, including 3 HHS alumni, CSD AP Professor Perry Flynn, Mike Maykish, and Mariam Abdelaziz, participated in this one-month program during the summer of 2015. The group visited elementary, middle, and high schools in Shanghai as well as two schools for children with special needs.

During their visit, the educators took Chinese language lessons and learned about Chinese culture through seminars and cultural visits in Shanghai and Beijing. The educators will use this information to help develop teaching units that will be implemented during 2015-16 in classrooms throughout North Carolina. Drs. Lundgren and He will continue to collaborate with school systems in Shanghai to provide more clinical/teaching and service learning opportunities for teachers in NC as well as undergraduate and graduate students at UNCG.

For more information, please contact Dr. Lundgren.


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Collaboration with the Department of Defense

Professors Lyn Mankoff and Perry Flynn, faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, collaborated with the Department of Defense (DoD) Schools in setting up five internship placements in Europe for our 2nd year Speech-Language Pathology master’s students. The students provide speech-language pathology services under the supervision of their supervising speech-language pathologists in DoD Schools on military bases in Europe.

Three students spent their spring 2015 semester in Germany and took advantage of the unique experiences that the DoD schools had to offer. On weekends they used their Euro Passes to travel throughout Europe. You can read about the experiences of the students on this blog.

For more information, please contact Professors Lyn Mankoff or Perry Flynn.

UNCG and WCU partner on new Communication Sciences & Disorders Ph.D program

Inter-institutional Distance Education Agreement for Learning and Leadership in Communication Sciences and Disorders
IDEALL CSD-see bulletin, will begin January 2016. It is available to full and part-time students.

December,  2014: The School of Education (SOE) and the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) at UNCG, in collaboration with Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) and The Essential Learning Group (ELG), received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to co-sponsor a four-week Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) program in China for selected K-12 teachers from North Carolina. TEHE Associate Professor Ye “Jane’ He is the project director for this program, with Kristine Lundgren from HHS serving as the project co-director. This proposed GPA program, entitled “Experiencing China: Designing Curriculum Activities for All Learners”, will include 12 participants with different expertise in K-12 area studies, with at least four K-12 special educators with American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) certification. Participants will not only immerse themselves in Chinese culture and language learning through language classes, seminars, school visits, and cultural activities, but also collaborate with peer teacher educators and teachers in China to design curriculum activities to integrate Chinese culture and language instruction in K-12 area studies.


May, 2014: Dr. Susan Phillips of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Dr. Susan Dennison of Social Work have just published “Faculty Mentoring, A Practical Manual for Mentors, Mentees, Administrators, and Faculty Developers”. More Faculty Mentoring book information