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Two CHHS CSD Faculty Members Elected to State Offices

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Human Services is proud to announce that two faculty members have been elected to lead the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSHA).  Dr. Janice Carter Smith has been elected President-elect effective August 1, 2016.  She will serve in that role for one year, President for one year, and then Past President for one year.  That gives the state association three years of outstanding leadership under her skillful direction. Dr. Leigh Anne Roden-Carrier will share her organizational and management skills as Treasurer-elect effective August 1, 2016.  She will serve in that role for one year and as Treasurer for one year. 

Dr. Smith joined the faculty in 2009 and since that time she has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, served on the faculty senate, worked tirelessly as the department's first research director, and led the department's public information campaign.  A recipient of the association’s 2015 Johanna B. Hancock Award for outstanding service to the membership, she currently serves as KSHA Publication Chair and is Editor-in-Chief of the KSHA Communicator.

Janice Smith

Dr. Janice Carter-Smith

Dr. Roden-Carrier joined the faculty in 2013.  The department's nominee for CHHS teaching award, she is dedicated to ensuring all students graduate with strong clinical skills. She is an advisor for the student organization and serves on the CHHS Dean’s Coordinating Council. She, too, is deeply involved in the department's public information efforts.  Dr. Roden-Carrier presently serves on the KSHA Publications Committee.


Dr. Leigh Anne Roden-Carrier

The mission of KSHA is to enhance the provision of quality services to persons with communication disorders and their families. KSHA accomplishes this by providing broad-based education opportunities, public awareness and policy development initiatives and by supporting professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology by promoting the highest standards for service providers.  WKU is honored to share these exceptional and talented leaders with over 1500 professionals across the Commonwealth.

Contact: Lauren Bland, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Phone: 270-745-8860


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