Comm Disorders Professor, Hugh Catts, Joins Harvard, MIT on $30M ‘Reach Every Reader’ Project

School of Communication Science and Disorders Director and Professor, Hugh Catts, Ph.D., joins Yaacov Petscher at the Florida Center for Reading Research to partner with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Integrated Learning Initiative on a five-year, $30 million Reach Every Reader project. Through individualized assessment and interventions, the[…] »

Comm Disorders Professors Lead the Way

School of Communication Science and Disorders faculty have been in the spotlight over the last couple of weeks – and for good reason. Associate Professor Toby Macrae’s leadership of a federally-funded speech-language pathology project for graduate students was recently featured on FSU’s News site and shared on Tallahassee Democrat’s website. Through the project, students learn[…] »

CCI Professor Leonard “Chick” LaPointe Awarded University Teaching Award

Dr. Leonard LaPointe

The College of Communication and Information professor Dr. Leonard LaPointe was recently awarded the University Teaching Award, a prestigious honor from Florida State University recognizing faculty excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The award is student-oriented, requiring students and alumni to nominate recipients. Affectionately known as “Chick”, LaPointe is the Frances Eppes Distinguished Professor of[…] »

Communication Science & Disorders Welcomes New Faculty

Fall semester brings new faculty and staff to the School of Communication Science & Disorders at FSU’s College of Communication & Information. Michelle Therrien, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Therrien completed her Master’s in Computational Linguistics from University of Washington and her doctorate from Penn State University. Dr. Therrien’s research focuses on increasing and improving social[…] »

20 Questions with Jennifer Boss Kekelis

What was your first job? My first job was working in my parents’ restaurant which was a sub sandwich shop on Panama City Beach. If you were to write a personal memoir, what would you name it?  “Bossiness”. See what I did there? Not necessarily because I’m bossy, but because it would be all about[…] »

Dr. Selena Snowden, SCSD Students Embark on Second Annual Help Guatemala Hear Mission Trip

On February 27, a plane with Dr. Selena Snowden, her husband Ryan Snowden, audiologist Dr. Halle Van Oss and 12 School of Communication Science & Disorders students landed in Solola’, Guatemala. For the next four days, the group would provide the impoverished community with hearing clinics and construction work. With help from non-profit organization Porch de Salomon[…] »