Colleen Visconti headshot

Dean, School of Health Sciences
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Colleen F. Visconti

Colleen Visconti headshotDean, School of Health Sciences

Ph.D. in Child Language Disorders, Case Western Reserve University
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, Pennsylvania State University
B.A. in Communication Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Colleen F. Visconti, CCC-SLP is dean of the school of health sciences, professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders, and program director of the speech-language pathology program. Visconti teaches a variety of courses including Foundations in Evidence-Based Practice and Integrations. She also works with students involved in the graduate and undergraduate research and creative studies. Projects have focused on clinical research and have examined the effectiveness of parent training in an early intervention program and the effectiveness of functional intervention approaches with children who are functionally nonverbal and adults who have dementia or dementia-like symptoms.

In addition to Visconti’s clinical research, she also conducts research in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Specifically, her research focuses on student engagement, problem-based learning, the use of technology in the classroom and clinical training of undergraduate students. Visconti has presented at state, regional and national conferences, and her work has appeared in Hearsay and Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education. She is the co-author of the book "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Evidence-Based Education," and one of the founding editors of the new journal Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Visconti is also an active leader in both the state and national associations. In addition to serving as the president of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association from 2011 to 2012, she also served as vice president, director of marketing and public relations, university and student affairs representative, and the honors committee chair. Visconti has served the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as the convention topic chair for the scholarship of teaching and learning track in 2013, convention program committee member, associate coordinator and steering committee member of the special interest division – issues in higher education, and legislative councilor representing speech-language pathologist for the State of Ohio. In March 2016, she received the award of Fellow of the Association from the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In November 2016, the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) awarded Visconti an Editor's Award for an article she co-authored, "Diagnostic Reasoning by Experienced Speech Language Pathologists and Student Clinicians."


"Event Knowledge in Language Impaired Children" 
Advisor: Kathy Chapman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.