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Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Colleen F. Visconti

Colleen Visconti headshotProfessor

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 a 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, Articulation and Phonology Disorders, and Integrations. She also works with students involved in the graduate and undergraduate research and creative studies. Projects have examined the value of community partnerships in Zambia, as well as clinical-based research examining topics such as the  effectiveness of parent training in an early intervention program.

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 peer mentoring and review, student engagement, problem-based learning and clinical decision-making. Visconti has presented at state, regional and national conferences, and her work has appeared in eHearsay and Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education. She is the co-author of two books, "Case Studies in Evidence-Based Education: A Resource for Teaching in Clinical Professions" (2021) and  "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 currently serving as the vice president of continuing education, she has served as the president of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association from 2011 to 2012, 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 a site visitor for the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, convention committee member for the academic and clinical education models topic area, convention topic chair for the scholarship of teaching and learning track, 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 2021, she received Honors of the Association from the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA) and was nominated by OSLHA for the ASHFoundation Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award. In March 2016, she received the Fellow of the Association Award 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.