Melanie-Joy H Dorn

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Melanie-Joy H Dorn

Assistant Professor



Office Phone: (202) 994-7358
2115 G St., NW Washington DC 20052

Melanie-Joy H Dorn is a Speech Language Pathologist and Specialty Faculty Member at the GWU Department of  Speech Language & Hearing Sciences.  She teaches several  graduate and undergraduate courses throughout the year --  Diagnostics, Foundations of Human Communication and Voice and Diction. She is the faculty advisor for GWU's chapter of The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association and an advisor for undergraduates who concentrate their studies in communication disorders. Melanie is a certified LSVT/LOUD Clinician and Vocal Yoga Instructor. She is a member of The Parkinson's Foundation National Capital Area. When she is not on her mountain bike or teaching yoga she enjoys presenting and conducting research focused on group therapy for people with Parkinson's Disease.

Member, American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Member Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV)

ASHA Continuing Education Award Recipient, 2019

Member, Parkinson's Foundation National Capital Area (PFNCA)

Professional Advisory Board, Stroke Comeback Center

  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Voice Disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia

SLHS 6207: Diagnostics

SLHS 1011: Voice and Diction

SLHS 1071: Foundations of Human Communication

M.A., Speech Language Pathology with a Specialization in Adult Neurological Communication Disorders, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

B.A., Hearing and Speech Sciences, Minor in Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, OH

LSVT/Loud Certified Clinician

MBSImP Certified Clinician

Vocal Yoga Instructor (HLVYM), 200 RYT