Amanda Stead Promoted to Full Professor
Amanda Stead has been promoted to full professor in the Pacific University School of Communication Sciences & Disorders.
Stead is the coordinator of the school's simulation program and is credentialed as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE).
Her passion is educating 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, 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.
The non-tenure promotion in rank for faculty members is granted upon recommendation by college personnel committees and approval by the University Personnel Committee president.