ASHA’s Newest Division: Division 17 Global Issues in Communication Science and Related Disorders

Marlene B. Salas-Provance, Ph.D., F-CCC-SLP, Director of the Program in Communication Disorders, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Dr. Salas-Provance currently serves as Director of the Program in Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University.  She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from New Mexico State University, her doctorate in speech-language pathology from the University of Illinois and a second master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Dr. Salas-Provance joined the faculty at New Mexico State University in 2009 having served as a faculty member at the U. of Montevallo, U. of the Pacific, Southern Illinois University, St. Louis University and Fontbonne College. She is an ASHA Fellow and 2009 recipient of ASHA’s Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions to Multicultural Affairs. Her clinical and research interests are in the areas cleft lip and palate, bilingual medical interpreter training, multicultural issues and speech production of young children with cleft palate and of deaf children following cochlear implantation. The ASHA Board of Directors and Special Interest Division Board of Division Coordinators announced the creation of a new division to focus on international topics of interest to ASHA members. Division 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders will be the primary resource for advancing the exchange of clinical, research, and educational information about communication and related disorders in the international and global market arena. The Division's mission is to provide international leadership related to audiology and speech-language pathology services by promoting research, networking, collaboration, education, and mentoring for its affiliates and NSSLHA students in the global marketplace. Read More »