Kerry Callahan Mandulak, PhD, CCC-SLP

Berglund Hall 247

Dr. Mandulak couldn’t be more pleased to join the faculty in the 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 the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) Advisory Board of the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), serving as committee chair. 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 sons Henry and Gus. 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)


Pacific University Professor Kerry Mandulak is the President-Elect of the Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Most recently, she  served as the association's vice president for finance.

Kerry Mandulak

She has taught students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, collaborated on senior capstone projects with students in the CSD minor, and investigated the feasibility and outcomes of holistic review for graduate admissions in order to diversify the future CSD workforce.  

Kerry Mandulak

The speech-language pathology profession is one of the least diverse in the country — a fact that the Pacific University School of Communication Sciences & Disorders is trying to change.

Dr. Kerry Mandulak

Dr. Kerry Mandulak, faculty member in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been selected as a participant in the 2019 CAPCSD Leadership Academy.

"I give to the success of my current and future students."