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Program Director – Speech-Language Pathology


  • Office: Davis Hall, Room 220
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  • Office Phone: 724-357-2450


  • B.S.Ed. – IUP, 1975 – Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • M.A. – Kent State University, 1976 – Speech Pathology
  • Ph.D. – University of Pittsburgh, 1984 – Communication Disorders

Teaching Areas

SPLP 342 Speech Science II: Neuroscience
SPLP 600 Neurolinguistics
SPLP 632 Neurologic Communication Disorders
SPLP661/671 Advanced Clinical Practicum

Professional Service and Honors

Vice chair, PA Board of Examiners in Speech-Language and Hearing
Honors of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA, 2011)
Past President of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2008-2009)

Proessional Interests

Aphasia and related cognitive-linguistic disorders (Member, ASHA Special Interest Group #2).
Motor speech disorders
Head and neck surgery rehabilitation
Administration of clinical programs in health care settings
Governance of volunteer boards

Dr. Stein’s research explores clinical outcomes in aphasia, dysarthria, and oropharyngeal swallowing disorders.

Professional certifications

PA Dept. of Education, Instructional I Certificate in Speech Correction, 1975
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, 1976
Commonwealth of PA, License in Speech-Language Pathology, 1985

Selected Presentations at PSHA

Don’t let history repeat: Anonymous tales from the licensure board (2012)
Factors SLPs use to determine discharge placement from neurologic rehabilitation (2011)
School’s out—now about that Clinical Fellowship (2011)
Sharing your answers from the license renewals: Any new questions? (2011)

Selected Publications

Articles for the Keystater as PSHA President

Stein, D.W. (2006). Dysphagia and patients with Alzheimer’s.

Pauloski, Rademaker, Logemann, McConnel, Heiser, Cardinale, Lazarus, Pelzer, Stein, & Beery. (2004). Surgical variables affecting swallowing in patients treated for oral/oropharyngeal cancer. Head & Neck, 26(7), 625-36.

  • Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 203
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2450
  • Fax: 724-357-7716
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.