Dr. Mandulak couldn’t be more pleased to join the faculty in the new School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University. Dr. Mandulak’s clinical career has been focused on the assessment and treatment of children and families affected by cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal dysfunction, and other craniofacial disorders. Her clinical interests formed the basis for her research interests pursued during her doctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including applying acoustic analysis techniques for investigation of speech production and speech perception in children with repaired cleft palate. She finished her doctorate in September 2009.
Dr. Mandulak is active in the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association and was recently elected to the executive council. Locally, she serves on the Medical Advisory Committee for Smile Oregon, a not-for-profit organization committed to improving care of children affected by cleft lip and palate in Oregon. In addition to cleft palate and craniofacial disorders, Dr. Mandulak is passionate about working with people who stutter. She is a member of the local stuttering support group, loves mentoring students with this specific clinical interest, and provides speech therapy whenever she can.
Outside of work, Dr. Mandulak has enjoyed exploring Portland with her husband David and son Henry. She loves working on anything crafty, coming up with new and exciting things to cook for her family, and reading books not related to work!
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)