Tom Sather joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2008 as adjunct faculty, teaching Motor Speech Disorders. In 2013 he rejoined the department as a full-time faculty member. Mr. Sather did his undergrad work at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and at UW-Eau Claire, where he also completed his Master's degree. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan with research emphasis on the concept of Flow and engagement among people with aphasia. Mr.Sather has been employed since 1998 with Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire in the Neurosciences and Rehabilitation departments, working in intensive care, acute, subacute and outpatient settings with adults with neurogenic, cognitive, communication, and swallowing disorders. He has been part of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group since its inception in 1997 and the Aphasia Camp since 2003, and currently serves as a board member and staff member for both of these programs. In 2012, Mr. Sather began a three- year appointment to the Wisconsin Hearing and Speech Board in Madison. His interests are in the areas of aphasia, motor speech, medical speech-language pathology, Flow and engagement, and dysphagia.