PTK Symposium Speaker Detail

Dr. Colleen Worthington

Colleen Worthington

Clinical Professor Emerita and former Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences.  She was appointed as acting dept. chair from July 2019 through January 2020 and  served in the past as the director of the HESP master’s program and taught a graduate course in Diagnostic Principles and Methods.  She was a member of the 2012-2013 Provost’s Task Force on non-tenure track faculty issues and served as the faculty developer/coordinator for the campus-wide ADVANCE network for professional track faculty (PTK) from inception through 2017.  Dr. Worthington has served on numerous college and university level committees/advisory groups focusing on PTK issues, most recently on the University Senate Executive Committee and as the inaugural ADVANCE Professor for PTK Faculty.  She is the co-author of a leading textbook on treatment principles and techniques in speech-language pathology as well as a widely-adopted preschool curriculum for facilitating phonological awareness skills as a basis for early literacy development in young children.