Melanie-Joy H Dorn

Melanie-Joy Dorn headshot
Clinical Educator, Instructor
Hall of Government
2115 G St., NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

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

Melanie-Joy H Dorn is a Speech Language Pathologist and Clinical Educator at the GWU Dept. Speech & Hearing Sciences.  She supervises graduate student clinicians in their rotation in Acquired Neurological Disorders and Fluency Disorders.  In addition, she serves as an adjunct faculty, and teaches several undergraduate courses throughout the year --  Foundations of Human Communication and Voice and Diction. 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.


M.A., with 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

Vocal Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Member, Parkinson's Foundation National Capital Area (PFNCA)

Classes Taught

SPHR 1011: Voice and Diction

SPHR 1071: Foundations of Human Communication

Clinics Supervised

Acquired Neurological Disorders

Fluency Disorders