Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP
Amanda Stead is an associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her PhD was completed at Louisiana State University in 2011 with a focus on the relationship between language, assessment, and Alzheimer's Disease. Her passion for working with dementia patients comes from personal family experience and from her experiences in long-term care settings. It is her personal goal to educate students and the community about the important role speech-language pathologists play in the care of patients with dementia and in end-of-life care.
In addition to teaching a course in progressive illness and dementia, Dr. Stead teaches graduate courses in communication and aging, counseling and aphasia. She was awarded a teaching award from the Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association (2013). Her current research examines the pedagogy that best prepares future clinicians for work with geriatric patients.
She is active in her community and enjoys providing students with opportunities to interact with older individuals in naturalistic settings. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, craft, and work in the garden.