Patrick R. Walden

Director of M.A. Speech-Language PathologyAssociate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic UniversityEd.S., Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Walden is an Associate Professor and the Director of the M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology Program 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 18 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. He 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.

Peer-reviewed Publications:

 

International

McInerney, M., & Walden, P.R. (2013). Evaluating the use of an assistive listening device for communication efficiency using the Diapix Task: A pilot study. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica65(1), 25-31.

Walden, P.R., & Bryan, V. C. (2011). Speech-language pathologists’ informal learning: Behaviours and motivations. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(4), 378-388.

Walden, P.R., Bryan, V. C., & Ramlall, S. (2011). Informal learning in the workplace: A comparison of two models. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management11(1), 1-15.

National

Sunjung, K., Wiseheart, R., & Walden, P. R. (2018). Do multimedia instructional designs enhance comprehension in college students with dyslexia? Journal of Postsecondary Education and Research, 31(4), 351-365.

Dorman, K., Booz, J., & Walden, P.R. (2017). First-person narratives by transgender individuals on voice and communication. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2(10), Part 2.

Ariza, N., & Walden, P. R. (2017). Speech-language Pathologists’ perceptions of the common core state standards: A multi-state study. Journal of Undergraduate Research, 14(2), 13-26.

Walden, P.R., & Gordon-Pershey, M. (2013). Applying adult experiential learning theory to clinical supervision: A practical guide for supervisors and supervisees. Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, 23(3), 122-144.

Gordon-Pershey, M., & Walden, P.R. (2013). Supervisor and Supervisee Perceptions of an Adult Learning Model of Graduate Student Supervision. Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, 23(1), 12-21.

Jacobson, P.F., & Walden, P.R. (2013). Lexical diversity and omission errors as predictors of language ability in the narratives of sequential Spanish-English bilinguals: A cross-language comparison. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, 554-565.

Walden, P.R., & Bell-Berti, F. (2013). Reflective practice’s effect on student recall of acoustics for speech science. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 34(4), 248-255.

Walden, P.R. (2009). Using a web page design activity to promote active learning of course content in an undergraduate anatomy and physiology course. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, 12(2), 53-58.

Walden, P. R. (2011). Conceptualizations of organizational change viewed through the lens of power: A tutorial for the speech-language pathologist/audiologist administrator. Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, 21(1), 9-17.

Walden, P.R., & Bryan, V. C. (2010). Tenured and non-tenured college of education faculty motivators and barriers in grant writing: A public university in the south. Journal of Research Administration, 41(3), 85-98.

Regional

Walden, P.R. (2014: November-December). Practice and feedback schedules: Lessons from established principles of motor learning. VoicePrints: Journal of the New York Singing Teacher’s Association, 5-6.

Walden, P.R., & Bamdas, J. (2011). Student preferences for learning speech acoustics using active learning methods. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) Journal. 2(1), 83-98.

Walden, P.R. (2010). Student perceptions of learning speech science concepts in a hybrid environment. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) Journal, 1(1).

Book Chapters:

Walden, P.R. (2015). Integration of informal learning theory and practice into the study of implementation in healthcare contexts. In O. Mejiuno, P. Cranton, and O. Taiwo (Eds.), Measuring and Analyzing Informal Learning in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Walden, P.R., Gordon-Pershey, M., & Paul, R. (2014). Communication sampling procedures. In R. Paul (Ed.), Introduction to clinical methods in communication disorders, 3rd ed. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Company.

Walden, P.R. (2011). Learning from experience: Future directions for clinical supervision. In L. Carozza. The science of successful supervision and mentorship (pp. 165-178). San Diego: Plural Publishing. 

Undergraduate Courses
CSD 1710: Phonetics
CSD 1720: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
CSD 1730: Language Acquisition
CSD 2760: Speech-Language Pathology I/Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
CSD 2770: Speech-Language Pathology II/ Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan
CSD 1750: Speech Science
CSD 1820: Neurological Bases of Human Communication and Balance
CSD 2810: Observation Skills in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Graduate Courses
CSD 201: Introduction to Research Methods
CSD 308: Voice, Resonance, and Fluency Disorders
CSD 440: Advanced Research

Research:

Grant: Walden, P.R. (2017). Perceptual Voice Qualities Database (PVQD). Funded by the Voice Foundation’s Advancing Scientific Voice Research.

The project includes collection of voice samples and expert perceptual rating of samples to build a large database of voice samples for teaching and research purposes. This project is currently underway.

Grant: Walden, P.R., & Gordon-Pershey, M. (2011). An Adult Learning Approach to Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology: Supervisor and Supervisee Perceptions and Outcomes. Funded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest Group 11: Administration and Supervision.

This qualitative study focused on supervisee and supervisor perceptions of the utility of Jarvis' model of experiential learning in clinical environments.

Publications/Presentations related to this research:

Walden, P.R., & Gordon-Pershey, M. (2013). Applying adult experiential learning theory to clinical supervision: A practical guide for supervisors and supervisees. Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, 23(3), 121-144.

Gordon-Pershey, M., & Walden, P. R. (2013). Supervisor and supervisee perceptions of an adult learning model of graduate student supervision. Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, 23(1), 12-21.

Gordon-Pershey, M., & Walden, P. R. (2012, November). Supervisor and Supervisee perceptions of an adult learning supervision model. One-hour Seminar presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

International

Jacobson, P.F., & Walden, P.R. (2011, July). Measuring lexical diversity in the Spanish and English narratives of school-age children with language impairment. Paper presented at the 2011 International Association for the Study of Child Language in Montreal, Canada.

National

Walden, P. R. (2018, November). Adults’ clinical learning behaviors: Lessons for academic and clinical educators. Invited 1-hours session at the 2018 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Boston, MA

Walden, P.R.,, & Velardi, R. (2018). Teaching reliable perception of voice qualities: A review of the literature. Poster presented at The Voice Foundation’s 2018 Symposium on Care of the Professional Voice in Philadelphia, PA.

Seikel, A., McInerney, M., Walden, P.R. (2016, November). Teaching Toolbox: Challenges in Speech, Hearing and Neurosciences. Invited 3-hour short course at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Philadelphia, PA.

Jacobson, P.F., & Walden, P.R. (2015, November). A Cross-Language Comparison of Object Omission and Speech Rate in Spanish-English Bilinguals with Language Impairment. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Denver, CO.

Walden, P.R., & McInerney, M. H.  (2014, November). A quick activity for the analysis of functional outcome of amplification devices. One-half hour oral presentation at the 2014 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Orlando, FL.

Hays, S., Steckly, R. G., & Walden, P.R. (2014, November). Interacting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered parents and caregivers in healthcare settings and the schools. One-half hour oral presentation at the 2014 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Orlando, FL.

Walden, P.R., & McInerney, M. (2013, September). Determining functional outcome of hearing amplification: The case for language sample analysis. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Gordon-Pershey, M., & Walden, P. R. (2012, November). Supervisor and Supervisee perceptions of an adult learning supervision model. One-hour Seminar presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

McInerney, M.R., & Walden, P.R. (2012). Evaluating causes of communication breakdown with and without assistive listening devices using a Diapix Task. Poster presented at the 2012 biannual conference of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology in Providence, RI.

Walden, P.R., & Gordon-Pershey, M. (2011, November). Development of a quality scale for qualitative research in CSD. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Convention of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association in San Diego, California.

Walden, P.R., Lewis, L., Masiongale, T., Boehm, J., Orenstein, E., & Janoski, B. (2011, November). Clinical indicators of dysphagia in patients with impaired cognitive function. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual Convention of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association in San Diego, California.

Walden, P.R., & Gordon-Pershey, M. (2010, November). Forms of qualitative research in communication sciences and disorders. Paper presented at the 2010 annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Altman, B., Bamdas, J., Bryan, V. C., Conceicao, S., Findley, B., Penney, G., & Walden, P. R. (2010, October). Informal learning and other evolutions in training and development: Bridges to personal and organizational change. Paper presented at the 2010 annual conference of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education, Clearwater Beach, FL.

Walden, P.R., & Bryan, V.C. (2009, November). Making the most of your work: Informal learning during practice. Paper presented at the 2009 annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Regional

Jacobson, P.F., & Walden, P.R. (2010, April). Estimating relative proficiency in Spanish-English bilingual children using an oral narrative retell task. Paper presented at the 2010 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association's annual convention in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Walden, P.R., & Bryan, V.C. (2009, February). Informal learning in medical settings: Contributions of speech-language pathologists' "worked" experiences. Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association's 32nd Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL.

Walden, P.R., & Bryan, V.C. (2009, February). Triggers for informal workplace learning in medical work settings. Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association's 32nd Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL.

Local

Walden, P.R. (2016, February). Using Office Mix in your Teaching. One-hour presentation through the Center of Teaching and Learning, St. John’s University: Queens, NY.

Walden, P.R. (2015, February). Moving from face-to-face to online teaching. One-hour presentation through the Center for Teaching and Learning, St. John’s University: Queens, NY.

Walden, P.R. (2013, February). Learning from Observing: Using Video to Create Authentic Clinical Learning Environments. Center for Teaching and Learning Sponsored Workshop telecast between Queens and Staten Island campuses. St. John’s University, Staten Island, NY.

Walden, P.R. (2011, April). Adult Learning Principles in Clinical Supervision. Faculty Colloquium, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, St. John’s University, Queens, NY.