• M.A. California State University
  • B.A. Biola University


Lori Peirson comes to Biola with 32 years experience at St. Jude Medical Center, where she provided care to patients with a wide variety of medical diagnoses. While there, she managed the speech pathology department, bringing in new programs and therapy techniques to ensure state of the art care given by highly skilled clinicians. Throughout her career, her department grew from eight speech language pathologists to a total of 30, caring for patients of all ages in the inpatient and outpatient arenas. She will be providing the oversight of our Biola Speech Clinic for our undergraduate and graduate students, as well as organizing the graduate externship placements across Southern California. She joins in the mission and vision of the communication sciences and disorders department in her desire to grow our students into strong clinicians with a heart to serve others as they live their lives for Christ within the workplace.  


  • St. Jude Medical Center 

Research Interests

  • Adult Dysphagia and Aphasia

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Marriage
  • Communication
  • Parenting
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