ATHENS, Ohio (June 1, 2004) -- Brooke Hallowell, Ph.D., has been named to fill the director's position at Ohio University's School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences. Hallowell, who is an associate professor in the school, will assume her administrative position effective July 1, 2004, to lead the school's programs, which are recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Gourman Report as leaders in the state and nation.
Hallowell's primary area of expertise is neurogenic communication disorders in adults, including aphasia, dementia and age-related communication issues. Additionally, she is active in research and advocacy related to the development of technology to aid persons with disabilities, service delivery issues under managed care, ethics in clinical practice, pedagogical methods (especially service-learning), educational outcomes assessment, and research mentorship. Hallowell has held leadership positions in several national professional organizations and is a frequent grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.
"Brooke has a strong research background and an unflagging work ethic," said Gary Neiman, dean of the College of Health and Human Services. "The hearing, speech and language programs here at Ohio University have long been recognized for excellence in education and I am confident that Brooke's leadership will further the prestige of those programs."
Hallowell's appointment fills a position created by the retirement of Norman Garber, Ph.D., after 30 years at Ohio University. Garber accepted the position of school director in 1997.
Hallowell's publications during the past five years include five edited books and over 40 articles and book chapters. She has over 90 refereed and 50 invited presentations during that same period. She also serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs for the College of Health and Human Services and as co-director for the Appalachian Rural Health Institute. Hallowell holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, an M.S. from Lamar University, and a B.A. from Brown University.
The School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences is one of six schools in Ohio University's College of Health and Human Services. The school offers an undergraduate major in hearing, speech and language sciences, a master's degree in speech-language pathology and a Ph.D. in speech-language pathology and audiology. Additionally, a clinical doctoral program in audiology, leading to an Au.D., was launched by the school this year.
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Media Contact: College of Health and Human Services Director of Communication Linda Lockhart, (740) 593-1433 or LockharL@ohio.edu
Editors: A hi-res photo of Brooke Hallowell is available at: www.ohiou.edu/news/pix/hallowell_Brook.jpg