I am a graduate supervisor within the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. I am currently seconded to the position of Vice-Provost (Programs) in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
Post-Doctoral Fellowship – National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders - University of Arizona
PhD - Speech and Hearing Sciences - University of Arizona
MS - Speech Language Pathology - Idaho State University
BA - Psychology - University of Manitoba
I am a registered speech-language pathologist with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA), and a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA, USA). After my Master’s degree, I practiced clinically in medical and long-term care settings in Oregon and Florida before returning to do my PhD and post-doctoral work at the University of Arizona. I joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta in July, 2001. I was appointed Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine from July, 2012 - July 2015 and Vice-Dean from July 2015 - December 2016.
I am interested in the promotion of cognition and communication abilities of individuals with dementia and other neuro-cognitive disorders of aging. I have served on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations serving older adults, including the Excel Society, the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and the Alberta Association on Gerontology.