When Alex (Bing) Marchbanks ’14, SLP ’18 graduated from Pacific, she never could have imagined the niche area of speech-language pathology that her career would lead her to. Since 2021, she has been treating premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit with feeding and swallowing disorders.
The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers an undergraduate minor, a post-baccalaureate program, and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. All three programs are offered through the College of Education on our historic Forest Grove Campus. The post-baccalaureate program is also available entirely online.
As a school, we value community, equity, compassion, critical inquiry, advocacy, and lived experience. These values are visible throughout the curriculum across all three programs with our focus on excellence in teaching. The School of CSD stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and hold a deep commitment to inclusive practices across our teaching, research, and service.
The faculty and students in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders are active in clinical service delivery through multiple community partnerships and outreach throughout the greater Portland area.
The School of CSD faculty advance the field of speech-language pathology through our research and scholarship in theoretical and clinical science, through the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and our engagement in service to local, regional, and national professional organizations.
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.
The Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Association has has awarded its 2023 annual Award of Clinicianship to Assistant Professor Mary Mitchell, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.