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Amy Baker

Amy Baker, M.S., CCC-SLP

Instructor and Clinical Supervisor

Amy Baker completed her B.A. at Harding University and M.S. at the University of Central Arkansas. She joined the Harding Faculty in 2010 after working for several years as a speech-language pathologist in public schools.

Tim Chance

Tim Chance, M.S., CCC-SLP

Instructor and Clinical Supervisor

Tim Chance received his undergraduate and his graduate degrees from the University of Central Arkansas. After working at Easter Seals Arkansas Rehabilitation Center, Ascent Children's Health Services Center, and as a contract therapist, he joined the Harding Faculty in 2009.  His current interests include developing multi-disciplinary clinical service delivery options to provide the best treatment to children with severe and multiple disabilities.

Joni Day

Joni Day, M.C.D., CCC-SLP

Instructor and Clinical Supervisor

Joni Day completed her B.A. in Communication Disorders at Harding University in 1995, and her M.C.D. at Arkansas State University in 1996.  Employment settings have included Paragould School District (kindergarten - 6th grade), Marmaduke School District (pre-school - 12th grade), Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative (preschool age), and Reaper Physical Therapy (infants to school age).  Joni began adjunct supervising at Harding University in 2011.  She joined the Harding Faculty in August 2012.

Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer M. Fisher, M.S., CCC-SLP

Instructor and Externship Director

Jennifer Fisher joined the Harding Faculty in 2007. She has worked in the public schools where she served as the district's Speech-Language Pathologist for Kindergarten through 12th grade.  In addition, Jennifer has also worked in other settings such as preschool, rehabilitation and home health. She completed her B.A. at Harding University and her M.S. at the University of Central Arkansas.

  
Melanie Lowry

Melanie Lowry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor

Melanie Lowry graduated from Harding University in 1995 and from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1997. She joined the Harding faculty in 2008 with a background in medical speech pathology  Her expertise is in adult neurogenic communication disorders. She recently completed her Ph.D. from the University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and University of Arkansas Medical Sciences consortium.

Jan Traughber

Jan Traughber, M.S., CCC-SLP

Instructor and Clinical Director

Jan Traughber earned her B.A. in Communication Disorders from Harding University and her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Mississippi.  Employment settings have included the University of Tennessee's Center for Developmental Disabilities, Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, Methodist University Hospital and the Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative.  Jan began supervising at Harding in 2007 and began serving as the Director of Clinical Services in July, 2012.

Kevin Tripp

Kevin Tripp, Au.D.

Adjunct Instructor

Kevin Tripp earned his B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Harding University in 2005 and his Au.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2009. He is the Clinical Director of Sound Advice Hearing Doctors in Cabot, Arkansas.  His professional interests include aural rehabilitation, counseling, and hearing aid dispensing. He has served as an adjunct instructor since the Fall of 2008.

Dan Tullos

Daniel C. Tullos, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor and Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dan Tullos joined the Harding Faculty in 1979 after working as a Diagnostician and Supervisor of Clinical Services at Alberta Children’s Hospital, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He completed his B.A. at Harding College, his M.C.D. at the University of Mississippi and his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. He has served as a supervisor, Clinical Director, Program Director, Graduate Advisor, and is once again serving as Program Director and Chair.

Martha Vendetti

Martha Vendetti, B.S.

Administrative Assistant

 Martha Vendetti graduated from David Lipscomb University with a B.S. in Office Administration. After graduating from David Lipscomb University, she worked 5 years as an Executive Assistant for the Senate Majority Caucus Chairman of the Tennessee State Senate, Nashville, TN. She came to Harding in 2006 with a background of business-related work experiences. She is now serving as the CSD Department Administrative Assistant.

 April Watson

April Watson, M.A., CCC-SLP

Instructor and Clinical Supervisor

April Watson graduated from Harding University with her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1999, and earned her M.A. in Communication Disorders at Southwest Missouri State University in 2001.  Her background is in medical speech pathology, with most of her career spent working in hospitals, rehabilitation, and home health.  She also spent five years serving adults with disabilities in a developmental day treatment program before joining the Harding faculty in 2014.

 Rebecca Weaver 

Rebecca Weaver, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor and Dean of the College of Allied Health

Beckie Weaver originally came to Harding in 1975 when she joined the faculty as an instructor, Clinical Director and supervisor. She then worked in the public schools before returning to Harding in 1984. She completed her B.A. at Harding College, her M.C.D. at the University of Mississippi and her Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. She served as Chair of the Department for three years before becoming Dean of the College of Communication in 2010.  She became the Dean of the College of Allied Health in 2011.

  

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