Faculty

Dr. Brenda Bender
Department Chair and Associate Professor
B.S. Ed., Abilene Christian University, 1990
M.S., University of North Texas, 1994
Ph.D. University of Memphis, 2001

Phone: 325-674-2074
Email: brenda.bender@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Adult Neurogenic Speech and Voice Disorders
  • Speech Science
  • Research Methodology

Professional credentials:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence - Speech-Language Pathology
  • Texas License - Speech-Language Pathology

Professional memberships:

  • American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Lynette Austin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.S.Ed., Abilene Christian University, 1985
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1987
Ph.D., University of Houston, 2007

Phone: 325-674-2090
Email: lynette.austin@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Language development and disorders of
    bilingual/multilingual speakers
  • Child language development and disorders

Professional credentials:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence - Speech-Language Pathology
  • Texas License - Speech-Language Pathology

Professional memberships:

  • American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Terry Baggs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.A., Freed-Hardeman University, 1977
M.S., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1981
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1992

Phone: 325-674-4819
Email: terry.baggs@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Adult neurogenic speech and language disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Clinical supervisory issues 

Professional credentials:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence - Speech-Language Pathology
  • Texas License - Speech-Language Pathology

Professional memberships:

  • American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Denise Barnett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.S.Ed., Abilene Christian University, 1980
M.A.,Abilene Christian University, 1982
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2010

Phone: 325-674-2420
Email: barnettd@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Adult neurogenic language disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Communication disorders in genetic syndromes

Professional credentials:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence - Speech-Language Pathology
  • Texas License - Speech-Language Pathology

Professional memberships:

  • American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

MaLesa Breeding, Ed.D.
Professor
B.S.Ed., Abilene Christian University, 1980
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1986
Ed.D., Texas Tech University, 1998

Phone: 325-674-2700
Email: breedingm@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Child language
  • Professional issues - Personnel shortages

Professional credentials:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence - Speech-Language Pathology
  • Texas License - Speech-Language Pathology

Professional memberships:

  • American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

 

Diana Taylor
Assistant Professor

Email: diana.taylor@acu.edu


 

Connie Chrane
Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 325-674-2074
Email: cgc04b@acu.edu

Application Deadline:
 Fall 2015
  • February 1, 2015

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