M.A., University of Florida, Speech-Language Pathology
B.A., University of Florida, English
Rebecca Wiseheart is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) with a joint appointment in Psychology. Her research and clinical interests focus on language, learning, and cognition in dyslexia, especially in college students who have compensated for earlier reading difficulties. She is currently investigating concussive injury in college student-athletes with dyslexia and has piloted a dyslexia screening protocol for use in collegiate sport concussion management programs. A secondary line of research is the scholarship of teaching and learning as it applies to developing undergraduate writing and pre-professional identity in the CSD major. Related to this work at St. John’s, she was a Writing Across The Curriculum Fellow in 2013 and was recognized as the McNair Scholars Program Mentor of the Year in both 2014 and 2015.
Dr. Wiseheart represents the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) on the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD). She also serves on the professional development committee of ASHA’s SIG 1 and manages the continuing education content for the ASHA publication Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Education.
Beginning August 2018, she will lead an AS-L/Global Studies summer course in South Africa. Establishing an international partnership with CSD students and faculty at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, this AS-L project aims to build a sustainable literacy program for the Soweto-Kliptown Youth organization. Seniors and graduate students in CSD, Education, and Psychology are welcome to apply.