The College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) celebrated two Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty members during its Faculty Awards Recognition on March 30.
Clinical Professor Debra Schober-Peterson is the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching, which recognizes a full-time faculty member in the college for outstanding achievement in the area of graduate teaching.
Schober-Peterson is passionate about her work with young children who exhibit language or speech sound disorders and is dedicated to providing students in speech-language pathology with the best academic and clinical experiences possible. She teaches courses in the areas of language disorders in young children, speech sound disorders and diagnostic methods. In addition, Schober-Peterson serves as director of clinical education for the communication sciences and disorders program and director of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. She also coordinates the program’s part-time clinical internships and full-time medical placements. She has been involved in clinical education in the field of speech-language pathology for more than 30 years.
Clinical Associate Professor Stacey Wallen is the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Service to the Community Award, which recognizes a full-time faculty member who fulfills in an exemplary way the college’s commitment to service and has consistently demonstrated exemplary service to the community and/or campus.
Wallen is a speech-language pathologist and her clinical area of expertise is pediatrics, including early intervention, speech and language disorders in school-age children, and speech and language disorders in culturally- and linguistically diverse populations. Her research interests include acoustic phonetics and second language/dialect acquisition. Wallen has worked to provide community-based learning and service opportunities for students through partnering with organizations in the Atlanta community, including the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, the Global Village Project, Refugee Family Literacy and Thomasville Heights Elementary School.
For more information about the Faculty Awards Recognition, visit https://education.gsu.edu/cehd-faculty-awards.