Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
Berglund Hall 253

I was excited to join the College of Education faculty in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Fall 2012. I am passionate about teaching and clinical practice in the area of adult/medical speech-language pathology. With expertise in cognitive rehabilitation, evidence-based practices, motor speech disorders, dysphagia (swallowing disorders), and scholarship of teaching and learning, my scholarship advances best practices for adults with acquired brain injury.

I am passionate about interprofessional practice, collaboration, and community service. My research focuses on assistive technologies that support memory and cognitive skills. I am currently exploring projects that enhance social and community participation for adults living with brain injuries, including development of a bakery staffed by people with brain injuries and coached by an interprofessional group of students from speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and psychology! My teaching incorporates technology, active learning, and cognitive supports to build and reinforce brain connections. With many local and national connections, I am excited to share my experience, passion, and scholarship with students and colleagues at Pacific University.

I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics in 1997 at the University of Rochester (1997), Master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Emerson College in Boston, MA (1999), and my PhD in speech-language pathology at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR (2008). I worked in several medical settings in the Boston, MA area from 1999-2004, and have continued clinical work with adults with brain injury throughout my academic career.

In my spare time, I love to bake, spend time with my two black cats and black lab, garden, and explore "easy" hiking trails in the local area with my partner.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Teaching Statement (pdf)