Undergraduate and graduate students in CSD become clinicians, researchers, scholars, advocates, and institutional leaders in the fields of audiology, speech-language pathology, language acquisition and development, learning disabilities, and other related fields.
Depending on the degree one seeks, a student may become a clinician, a physician/provider, a clinical leader, an educator, and/or a researcher/scholar, among countless other pursuits. Given the breadth of research interests pursued by CSD faculty, students may find themselves on the forefront of breakthroughs in emerging fields and areas of study.
Employers include hospitals, clinics, universities, school districts, and nonprofits nationwide.
A leading researcher in the field of swallowing disorders, and the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Martin-Harris has been awarded the prestigious American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Honors of the Association. Read her faculty profile.
Currently the chief diversity and inclusion officer for the US Department of the Treasury, Cole is one of two recipients of the 2020 Service to America Medal (“Sammies”) People’s Choice Award, known as the Oscars of government service. The award honors her work to strengthen small and minority-owned banks.
Gregory was professor of speech and language pathology at Northwestern from 1962 to 1993 and at his retirement was named professor emeritus. He wrote or edited six books on stuttering.
A pioneer in the study of swallowing disorders, Logemann developed the modified barium swallow test as a less stressful alternative to a typical radiographic swallowing study. It has become a standard diagnostic tool worldwide.
Johnson was pioneer in the study of learning disabilities. With her colleague Helmer R. Myklebust, she coauthored Learning Disabilities: Educational Principles and Practice, a landmark book that became one of the foundational texts for understanding otherwise healthy children who have difficulty processing certain information.