Kenneth O. Simpson, MARK AND SUSAN ASHLEY Endowed Professorship | College of Education and Human Services | SIU

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Kenneth O. Simpson an Inaugual Recipient of DR. MARK AND SUSAN ASHLEY Endowed Professorship

Kenneth O. Simpson

Dr. Kenneth O. Simpson, the Coordinator and Associate Professor of the Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS) Program, is the Mark and Susan Ashley Endowed Professor in Speech Pathology. He has been a member of the faculty at SIUC since 1994 and was awarded the Rehabilitation Institute Teacher of the Year Award in 1998. Dr. Simpson serves as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) program director for the CDS graduate program. Prior to earning his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska, he worked for 12 years in northern Iowa as a public school speech-language pathologist. Dr. Simpson has been certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as a speech-language pathologist since 1980. His primary research areas of interest are augmentative and alternative communication, interaction analysis, and the social use of language for those with severe expressive communication impairments.