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department chairman , speech educator , Speech pathologist

Constance Dean Qualls, American speech educator, department chairman, speech pathologist. Achievements include designing and developing a computer software program for a research study investigating lexicalization of idioms.

Background

Qualls, Constance Dean was born on April 7, 1956 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

Education

Associate of Arts in Music, University District of Columbia, 1990. Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies cum laude, University District of Columbia, 1992. Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, University District of Columbia, 1994.

Doctor of Philosophy in Neurological Communications Disorders, University Memphis, 1998.

Career

Research and music assistant University District of Columbia, 1989—1992, graduate assistant, speech-language technician, 1993—1994, Providence Hospital, 1993—1994. Speech-language pathologist Content Management System Therapies, Waverly, Virginia, 1994—1995. Graduate research associate University Memphis, 1995—1998.

Assistant professor communications science and disorders The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1998—2004, associate professor communications science and disorders, 2004—2005. Professor, chair speech-language pathology State University of New York Buffalo State College, since 2005. Research fellow Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center Boston University School Medicine, 1999—2002.

Visiting research scientist department neuropsychology Hospital de l'Salpetriere, Paris, 2001. Visiting professor University Texas, Austin, 2003. Women's leadership initiative advisory council Penn State College Health & Human Development, University Park, 2004—2005.

Faculty senator Buffalo State College, since 2005.

Achievements

  • Achievements include designing and developing a computer software program for a research study investigating lexicalization of idioms.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Singer, composer, producer (recording) DeConstance Live with the Calvin Jones Trio, Because of You, Tribute to Senior Citizens.

Membership

Church pianist, choir directress various churches, 1971—1994. Music director Lorton Prison Chapel, Virginia, 1976—1980. Member of Academy Neurologic Communications Disorders & Sciences, National Black Association Speech, Language & Hearing (national board member 1999—2005, executive board member 1999—2005), American Speech-Language Hearing Association (chair multicultural issues board 2001-2003, associate coordinator gerontology special interest division since 2005, member council for clinical certified since 2006).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, puzzles.