Geralyn Schulz

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Geralyn Schulz

Professor Emeritus



Office Phone: (202) 994-3548
2115 G Street NW Washington DC 20052

Dr. Schulz retired December 31, 2022 after serving the department and the university for 22 years. She chaired the department from 2000-2007; served as Associate Dean for Research for the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences from 2007-2014, and as Graduate Program Director from 2014-2017. Dr. Schulz's research concentrated on the neurophysiology of the speech and voice in neurologic disease especially in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and the effect of various behavioral and surgical interventions for PD voice, speech, & language. In 2006 she was awarded the first US Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in speech pathology by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. Dr. Schulz served as the Editor for Perspectives of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association Special Interest Division 18 - Telepractice for 6 years. In addition, she served as a grant reviewer for the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development (VA-ORD); Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, the Medical Research Council, Neurosciences and Mental Health Board, United Kingdom, the Health Research Board of Ireland Research Fellowships In Primary Care, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurologic Disorders, and the American Speech Language and Hearing Foundation. Dr. Schulz was also invited to be on the Selection Committee for the American Society for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellowships. Dr. Schulz has and currently serves as the Grant Coordinator for LSVT Global, Inc. which awards small grants to graduate students in Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy to study behavioral treatments for those with neurologic disorders.

LSVT Global, Inc. Grants Coordinator

  • Adult Neuromotor Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease

Assessing intelligibility of speech in Parkinson’s disease following intensive voice and articulation speech treatment.


Schulz, G.M., Hosey, L.A., Bradberry, T.J., Stager, S., Lee, L-C., Pawha, R., Lyons, K., Verhagen, L., Braun, A. (2012). Dissociated effects of left, right and bilateral stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus on motor, speech and language function in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, 2 (1), 29-40 (DOI: 10.3233/JPD-2012-11049)

Bradberry, T.J., Metman, L.V., Contreras-Vidal, J.L., van den Munckhof, P., Hosey, L.A., Thompson, J.L.W., Schulz, G.M., Braun, A.R. (2012). Common and unique responses to dopamine agonist therapy and deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease: an H215O PET study, Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation, 5 (4), 605-615  (Pubmed PMID: 22019080) (DOI: 10.1016/j.brs.2011.09.002)

Schulz, G.M. (2011). Neuropathologic Bases for Communication and Swallowing Disorders in Parkinson Disease. In D. Theodoros & L. Ramig (Eds) Communication and Swallowing in Parkinson Disease. San Diego, Plural Publishing, Inc. pp.19-49.

Hancock, A.B., Schulz, G.M., Whelan, B-M. (2011). Language Production by Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Before and After Unilateral Pallidotomy. Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, 19 (4), 59-69

Friedman, I., Hancock, A.B., Bamdad, M.J. & Schulz, G. (2010). Using motor learning to treat speech: The modified motor learning guided approach. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 18(1), 13-34.

Schulz, G., Halpern, A., Spielman, J., Ramig, L., Panzer, I., Sharpley, A., & Freeman, K. (2021). Single Word Intelligibility of Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease in Noise: Pre-Specified Secondary Outcome Variables from a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) Comparing Two Intensive Speech Treatments (LSVT LOUD vs. LSVT ARTIC). Brain Sciences11(7), 857. MDPI AG.


Ph.D., Speech Language Pathology, University of Maryland, August, 1994

M.A., Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo, September, 1981

B.A., Communication and the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, May, 1979

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 1987-present