Southeastern associate professor receives honor

Friday, November 20, 2015 Paula Currie
by: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Paula Currie was recently honored as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at its annual convention held in November in Denver.
    The fellowship is one of the highest honors the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association bestows. To be awarded a fellow, the individual must have made outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.
    Currie was recognized for her contributions in three areas: clinical education and academic training in speech-language pathology, audiology, speech-language-hearing sciences and related areas; service to and leadership positions in state speech-language-hearing associations and/or other related local, regional, national or international professional organizations; and administrative services in the area of speech-language pathology, audiology and speech-language-hearing sciences.
    “We are proud of Paula’s recognition as a national leader. As a faculty member, she facilitates quality courses that are innovative, high impact and rigorous,” said Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ann Carruth. “Perhaps the greatest example of her excellence as an educator is that students view her as a mentor and continue to seek her guidance long after they graduate.”
    Currie began her career at Southeastern in 1991 and, over the years, has served as the department head and program director for Communication Sciences and Disorders and the assistant dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She holds a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology; a Louisiana license in speech pathology, and is a certified LSVT LOUD clinician.
    A resident of Ponchatoula, her areas of interest include the scholarship of teaching and learning and working with adults who have developmental communication disorders.

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