I am a graduate supervisor among the academic staff at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. I am seconded to the Provost's office beginning January 2017.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship – National Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders - University of Arizona (USA)
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), a member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and 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 in July, 2012, and Vice-Dean in July 2015 - December 2016.
I am interested in the promotion of cognition and communication abilities of typically aging older adults and individuals with dementia. 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.