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Patrick R. Walden

Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Ed.S., Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Walden is an Associate Professor, Assistant Chair and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He received a B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the Florida State University (1999), an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Communication Disorders (emphasis in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology) from the New Mexico State University (2001), and an Ed.S. (2006) in addition to a Ph.D. (2008) in Educational Leadership: Adult and Community Education at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. He is a nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist with research interests in leadership and administration in the professions, scholarship of teaching and learning, and disorders of voice and speech in adults. He joined St. John's University in 2008. His professional experience has centered on acquired communication and swallowing disorders but Dr. Walden has assessed and treated individuals from pediatrics to geriatrics in over 16 years of clinical practice in Speech-Language Pathology in four U.S. States. In addition, Dr. Walden has served extensive roles in leadership, management and human resource development in healthcare. Dr. Walden has completed research focused on Speech-Language Pathologists’ informal learning in medical environments as well as pedagogical/andragologic approaches to education in acoustics and clinical supervision. Currently, Dr. Walden’s research is funded by the Voice Foundation’s Advancing Scientific Voice Research.