Dr. Jill Dolata Appointed Interim Director of School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Jill Dolata has been appointed the Interim Director of CSD. Dr. Dolata is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) within the College of Education (COE). She joined the faculty in 2018 and teaches within the Speech-Language Pathology Master of Science program and the Undergraduate Minor in CSD program. She serves as the Undergraduate Advisor for the CSD Minor and is the Chair of the COE Technology Committee. Dr. Dolata is the current Graduate Faculty trustee on Pacific University’s Board of Trustees.

She has served her profession as President of the Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association, as an accreditation site visitor for our national association, and as a regular reviewer for National Institute of Health grant review panels (for Small Business Innovation Research in Psycho/Neuropathology, Lifespan Development, and STEM Education). She has a long-standing clinical and research appointment at the Institute on Development and Disability at Oregon Health & Science University and continues to provide part-time clinical service in their Autism Program as adjunct faculty. Her research focuses on autism, particularly assessment via use of technology. Projects include examining equity in online screening options, assessment of language within autism, and assessing support for neurodivergent university students.  

The College of Education is incredibly grateful for Dr. Peter Flipsen’s service as Interim Director of CSD from February 2023 to May of 2024. Peter has decided to return to a full-time faculty role so he can have more flexibility at work and time with his family. 

Thursday, June 6, 2024