Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

  • Shari RobertsonDean’s Associate, School of Graduate Studies and Research 



    • B.S. – Western Michigan University,1980 – Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 
    • M.S. – Central Michigan University, 1982 – Communication Disorders
    • Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997 – Communication Disorders,
      • Major – Child Language Disorders
      • Minor – Counseling in Communication Disorders 

    Teaching Areas

    • SPLP 122 Clinical Phonology
    • SPLP 334 Language Disorders
    • SPLP 412 Organization and Administration of School Speech and Hearing Programs
    • SPLP 610 Articulation Disorders
    • SPLP 635 Counseling in Communication Disorders Seminar

    Selected Professional Service

    • VP for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2013-2016)
    • Chair for Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA Annual Convention (2010)
    • Associate Editor, Language Speech, Language, and Hearing Services in the Schools (2009-2012)
    • Past-President, Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association (2003-2007)

    Professional Interests and Certification

    • Childhood language disorders
    • Pre-school and School-Aged Literacy Development
    • Facilitating Family Literacy
    • Leadership Skill Development
    • Counseling Communicative Disorders
    • Telepractice
    • Business Development for SLPs and Audiologists

    Professional Certifications

    • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology,
    • Commonwealth of PA, License in Speech-Language Pathology

    Selected Publications

    • Robertson, S. (2013) Building Better Readers: The Complete Guide to Literacy Development for SLPs. Dynamic Resources.
    • Robertson, S. (May, 2009). Reading fluency and the SLP: The nuts, bolts, and how-tos. The ASHA Leader.
    • Robertson, S. (2009). Got EQ? The role of emotional intelligence in building cultural proficiency and clinical competence. Special Topics Volume. Communication Disorders Quarterly. (2nd highest requested article from CDQ for 2009).
    • Robertson S. (2007). Assessment of pre-linguistic and emerging language skills of children with developmental language disorders. In A. Kamhi, J. Masterson, and K. Apel (Eds.) Clinical Decision Making in Developmental Language Disorders. Baltimore: Paul. H. Brookes.
    • Robertson, S. (2007). Assessment of preschool and early school-aged children with developmental language disorders. In A. Kamhi, J. Masterson, and K. Apel (Eds.) Clinical Decision Making in Developmental Language Disorders. Baltimore: Paul. H. Brookes
    • Robertson, S., (2007) Using Sign to Facilitate Expressive Language Skills: Building a Case with Parents. Peer Reviewed Article for
    • Ellis Weismer, S. & Robertson, S. (2006). Focused stimulation. In R. McCauley and M. Fey(Eds.) Treatment of language disorders in children: Conventional and controversial approaches. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

    Selected Recent Presentations

    • Dealing with Difficult People: Working with You in Killing Me (2012) ASHA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
    • Raising Readers: Laying a Strong Foundation. (2012). ASHA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
    • Robertson, S. (2012) I Used to Have a Handle on Life, But it Broke: Strategies for Managing Time and Stress. Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference.
    • Robertson, S. (2012). Building Your Business Plan. Invited presenter/live discussion. ASHA 2nd annual on-line Business Institute.
    • Robertson, S., and Jakowbuski, M. (2011). Telepractice: The Future is Now. Professional Seminar. ASHA Annual Convention. San Diego, CA.
    • Klein, E., Robertson, S., and Mount, M. (2011). Life Skills of the Well-Rounded Clinician . Invited Short Course. ASHA Annual Convention. San Diego, CA.
    • Cheng, L., Robertson, S & Lewis, N. (2011). Global Leadership: Developing Self to Serve Others. Invited Short Course. ASHA National Convention. San Diego, CA.
    • Robertson, S. (2011). Building Better Readers. Northwest Nations Education Council (Canadian National First Nation Project). Saskachewan, Canada.
    • Robertson, S. (2011). Faculty, First Annual ASHA on-line Business Institute. Building your Successful Private Practice.
    • Robertson, S. (2011). Read with Me: Stress-Free Strategies for Building Language and Literacy. Jefferson Parish Public Schools, New Orleans, LA
    • Robertson, S. and Secord, W. (2010) Through the Leadership Lens. Visions for Excellence and Change. Invited Session. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention.