Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. For College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Eiki Satake

    Emerson Professors Want to Revolutionize Research Statistics

    For roughly a century, clinicians and researchers have relied on “significance testing” to make diagnoses and test treatments. There’s just one problem with that, according to Emerson College professors Eiki Satake and David Maxwell. Significance testing doesn’t tell you what you want to know.

  • Cynthia Bartlett

    Cynthia Bartlett, Professor Emerita, Was Beacon to Students, Faculty

    Professor Emerita Cynthia Bartlett, who molded and inspired hundreds of Emerson students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department, died Wednesday, July 13, in Greenwood, Indiana, following a long illness. 

  • Coggins Emerson Aphasia

    Words to Live By: Emerson Aphasia Study Gives Clients More Ways to Communicate

    In 2008, Joanne Coggins had surgery to remove an infection from her heart valve. Some of the tissue came loose during the procedure and ended up in her brain, causing a stroke and leaving her with with aphasia, a condition that makes it difficult for people to use and understand language.

  • Race to 45 webpage

    Grants Get Communication Departments Innovating -- Fast

    The Emerson College School of Communication offered an alternative to its faculty for the first time this year with Instant Innovation Grants, which expedited six projects.

  • Gold Key Honor Society

    104 Inducted into Gold Key Honor Society

    Students were inducted in a ceremony held in the Tufte Performance and Production Center’s Semel Theater, to an audience full of friends and family members. In addition, three Emerson faculty members were presented with teaching awards for their service, skill, and innovation in the classroom.

  • Alden Jones

    Emerson Faculty Honored for Excellence in Teaching

    David Kishik, assistant professor of philosophy, won the Helaine and Stanley Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching; Alden Jones, affiliated faculty in writing, won the Alan L. Stanzler Award for Excellence in Teaching; and Rhiannon Luyster, assistant professor of communication disorders, won the Alumni Award for Teaching and Innovation.

  • Autism awareness Paramount

    April Events Look to Teach Emerson About Autism

    Community members will have a chance to learn more about autism throughout the month of April, when Emerson College celebrates Autism Awareness Month with a full slate of events that aim to educate, entertain, and enlighten. The campaign is sponsored by the Disability Services Office, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department.

  • Raul Reis

    Raul Reis Named Dean of Emerson College’s School of Communication

    Emerson College has appointed Dr. Raul Reis as dean of the School of Communication and professor in the Department of Communication Studies, effective July 1, 2016.