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The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the assistant professor level. For more information on the position and steps to apply, click the link here

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Sent exclusively to alumni, the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences newsletter features alumni and department updates, as well as event information. If you are one of our alumni, update your contact information with the GW Office of Alumni Relations to start receiving this and other exclusive alumni benefits. And don’t forget to send an email to the department with your life updates for future newsletters.

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Prospective Student Open Houses

To learn more about our post-baccalaureate and/or graduate programs in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences our department offers two in person and two virtual open house experiences. During the open houses, you will learn more about the program's academic and clinical schedule, the admissions process, applying for scholarships, summative assessment and/or completing a thesis, and research opportunities. In addition, you will have the opportunity to interact with both faculty and current graduate students. 


Register for October 15, 2021 (in person) Register for November 12, 2021 (virtual) Register for February 11, 2022 (in person) Register for April 8, 2022 (virtual)





Statement of Anti-Racism

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is in solidarity with all Black people, Indigenous people, and all People of Color, as well as others who have been marginalized for far too long. We recognize our position of privilege and affirm our commitment to combat systemic racism, discrimination and injustice within the academy and the communication disorders professions.

We commit to doing the work to dismantle and eradicate racism, bigotry, and hatred of all kinds through research, education, and engagement with our broader community. We continue to value linguistic diversity and strive to empower all people to develop their communication to the fullest potential.

We strive to find new ways to establish equity, challenge systemic oppression, and continually educate ourselves to produce an anti-racist community.

It is by our actions that we ultimately affect the world. As activist Angela Davis once said, “In a racist society, it’s not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”


Department News

Sarah Hine

Untangling the Trauma-Speech Connection

How does trauma link to speech and language disorders? A team of graduate researchers are using their experiences with vulnerable populations to guide speech pathology protocols.

Melanie Hudson

How GW Helped Me Begin My Speech Pathology Career

We asked Speech and Hearing alumna Melanie Hudson, MA ’78, about her favorite memories from the Speech-Language Pathology graduate program and her advice for current students.

Malathi Thothathiri with student researchers Maria Braiuca and Kasey Lerner.

Finding Answers to Aphasia

People with aphasia can feel like prisoners within their own brains. In a multi-site project involving as many as 100 patients, Associate Professor Malathi Thothathiri and her team of undergraduate and graduate students are seeking to understand the neurological disorder.

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