Dr. Melinda Richards

Associate Professor

Dr. Melinda Richards
615-898-5425
Room 123, Alumni Memorial Gym (AMG)
MTSU Box 364, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2001)
  • M.Mus., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1979)
  • B.S., Tennessee Technological University (1974)

Areas of Expertise

Developmental Verbal Apraxia
Misuse of the Professional Voice
Pre-School Language Delays & Disorders
School-Age Speech & Language Disorders
Remediation of Articulation Disorders
Sociolinguistics of Appalachian Culture

Biography

Honors
Elected President of National Association of Pre-Professional Programs (NAPP); a constituent member of ASHA, 2013
President, National Association of Pre-Professional Programs (NAPP)
Elected Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (SLPAC), 2012-2014; 2015-2017
Honors of the Association, 2010 by the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
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Honors
Elected President of National Association of Pre-Professional Programs (NAPP); a constituent member of ASHA, 2013
President, National Association of Pre-Professional Programs (NAPP)
Elected Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (SLPAC), 2012-2014; 2015-2017
Honors of the Association, 2010 by the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
Tennessee Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Member 2003-2009, Chair 2004-2009
MTSU Faculty Senate
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Memberships and Certifications
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
Tennessee Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology
Tennessee Teacher Licensure, Professional School Services Personnel License Holder
National Association of Pre-Professional Programs

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