Graduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Vicki Samelson, Coordinator of the Residential Graduate Program, joined our department in January of 2009.She earned her bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in Speech Pathology and Audiology and her master's degree in Communicative Disorders from Northern Illinois University. She worked for eight years in Illinois in the public schools and in a program for preschool to fifth-grade children with hearing impairment. Dr. Samelson also provided clinical supervision and worked in private practice in Illinois, and served as a literacy volunteer and tutor in the Iowa Quad Cities before earning her doctoral degree at the University of Iowa. Currently she teaches courses in language assessment and intervention, phonetics, diverse populations, and research, and provides clinical supervision for undergraduate and graduate student clinicians in the areas of aural rehabilitation, phonology, articulation, and language. Dr. Samelson also supervises graduate clinicians as they conduct assessments in the Human Development Center interdisciplinary clinic, and is active in faculty-student research collaborations. Her current research interests include language comprehension processes, children's problem-solving strategies, and evidence-based language interventions that can be implemented in classroom, home, and therapy settings.