Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP, CHSE

Berglund Hall 248

Amanda Stead is an associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is also the coordinator of the school's simulation program and is credentialed as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE). 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 has been awarded a teaching award from the Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association (2013), the President's Award for Excellence Graduate Teaching at Pacific University (2019) and the Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Higher Education from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (2022). Her current research examines the pedagogy that best prepares future clinicians for work with geriatric patients and the development of high quality healthcare simulations. 

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 with her family, craft, and work in the garden.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Amanda Stead

Stead is the coordinator of the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders’ simulation program and is credentialed as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE).

Amanda Stead

Communications Science and Disorders Professor Amanda Stead will be honored by the American Speech Language Hearing Association for her special contributions in higher education.

Amanda Stead and student colleague Monica Vinson '18 published a study on speech pathology. 

Phil Ruder

Pacific University honored an array of employees May 8 during the Faculty & Staff Honors & Awards Ceremony. The ceremony also noted multiple retirements and milestone terms of service. Honors recognized a variety of forms of service to students, colleagues and the Pacific community.

We are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 recipients of the Faith Gabelnick Endowed Fund for Community Service grants. The Gabelnick Endowed Fund provides grants specifically to engage students and faculty in the pursuit of community service and altruism.