Department Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Teri Clemons’ teaching and research interests are in the areas of swallowing disorders and neurogenic communication disorders. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her courses include Diagnostic Methods, Dysphagia, Advanced Dysphagia, Neurogenic Communication Disorders, School and Hospital Based Issues, and she also oversees the Diagnostic Team Clinic and the Concussion Care Clinic. Her research is focused on the topic of simulation-based medical education in the field of communication disorders. She incorporates simulation-based experiential learning tasks in her courses, as well as evidence-based assessment and treatment methods. She also weaves the integration of faith into her courses through topics such as ethical decision making in end of life care, cultural humility, the stigma of disabilities, and how we view others as being created in the image of God.