Peter Flipsen Jr., PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Interim Director and Professor
Berglund Hall 252

Dr. Peter Flipsen Jr. has been at Pacific since fall 2013. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta in his native Canada and then went on to receive his Master’s degree in in Speech-Language Pathology from Michigan State University. After practicing for four years as a speech-language pathologist in Fort Nelson, British Columbia (at mile 300 on the Alaska Highway), he returned to school and obtained his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is certified as a speech-language pathologist in both the United States and Canada.

Dr. Flipsen’s overall area of research interest is with speech sound disorders in children. He is a co-author of the soon to be released 9th edition of Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Speech Sound Disorders in Children. Dr. Flipsen has presented both nationally and internationally and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles. His research has spanned several areas, including factors related to speech intelligibility, long-term normalization of delayed speech, and speech development in children who are born deaf and then fitted with cochlear implants. His most recent work has focused on the rather pesky problem of the treatment of persistent speech errors in older children and adolescents.
Prior to coming to Pacific, Dr. Flipsen taught at Minnesota State University, Mankato, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and most recently at Idaho State University.
Dr. Flipsen is an active member of the Baha’i community in Yamhill County. He enjoys doing home improvement projects with a particular emphasis on his life-long concerns about energy efficiency and conservation. He and his wife both drive electric vehicles, and they are working on converting their yard into a food forest using permaculture principles.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


The College of Education is excited to announce two leadership updates for the School of Learning and Teaching and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

She succeeds founding director Marty Fischer, who is retiring after five years at the helm.