UNI’s Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders would like to welcome two valuable additions to the faculty and staff, Dr. Lisa Kopf and Morgen Clay! Dr. Lisa Kopf was hired as an assistant professor in speech-language pathology and brings an impressive research and teaching background within voice disorders, phonetics and speech science. Her primary research interest is in the application of user-centered and serious game design principles to the prevention and treatment of voice disorders. Her extensive background in research, teaching, and clinical work will provide students exceptional academic instruction and research opportunities within her areas of interest. Dr. Kopf is teaching Disorders of Voice and Phonetics as well as seminars in her areas of interest.
Morgen Clay’s diverse clinical expertise will be fully utilized by the department, as she is serving as a clinical supervisor and the communicative disorders specialist. She has ample clinical and supervising experience within the Central Rivers Area Education Agency and private practice settings. Morgen frequently provided professional development sessions and some of her clinical and research interests include selective mutism, autism spectrum disorders and language processing disorders. Her experience and clinical skills will benefit student clinicians in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at UNI! Morgen is teaching Clinical Processes and Diagnostics. Welcome Dr. Lisa Kopf and Morgen Clay!