SCRANTON — Mona Griffer, of Clarks Summit, associate professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) department at Marywood University was elected an American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Fellow – one of the highest forms of recognition awarded to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding performance and have made significant contributions to the profession.
She will receive her ASHA Fellow award and formal recognition at an awards ceremony Friday, Nov. 18 at the ASHA Convention in Philadelphia.
From hundreds of applicants considered for an ASHA Fellow this year, fewer than 20 were awarded Fellow status.
Griffer has been teaching courses in pediatric speech-language pathology in Marywood University’s undergraduate and graduate programs for nearly 20 years. She is the founding director of the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology and served as Chairperson of the CSD Department.
As an ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) and a Board Certified Child Language Specialist (BCS-CL), her clinical areas of expertise and research interests include family-centered early intervention service delivery, pediatric language development and disorders, emergent literacy, pediatric oral-motor/feeding development and deficits, multicultural issues and the supervisory process.
She serves as the 2016 Chairperson of ASHA’s Multicultural Issues Board and as an Associate Editor for Communication Disorders Quarterly, a journal of Hammill Institute on Disabilities, Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Griffer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language pathology from Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York. After a successful 12-year career as a clinician, clinical supervisor, and clinic director, she earned her Doctor of Education Degree in Child and Youth Studies at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she held a faculty position as an Instructor/Clinical Supervisor. Upon completion of that degree, she accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Marywood University.