Message from the Chair

Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, Ph.D.

On behalf of our all of our students, staff, and faculty, I welcome you to the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida. The roots of our department extend back to the 1950s, and since then our faculty and students have been committed to improving quality of life for people who have speech, language, hearing, and swallowing difficulties. The University of Florida is recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the United States. Our department is housed in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, and it is an integral component of the University’s Health Science Center, which contains six colleges and is one the largest in the nation. Our department’s faculty and students have access to a wealth of opportunities for academic study, research, and interprofessional collaboration and practice. 

The strength of any department is derived from the quality of its people – and in this area, we truly shine. I have been so impressed with the effort, resilience, creativity, compassion, and positivity that our faculty, staff, and students have demonstrated in response to all of the changes and challenges that we have faced in the past year. In tandem with the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the University of Florida, we have implemented an assortment of adjustments to department policies, procedures, and curriculum in response to the ongoing global pandemic and the nationwide focus on matters pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion. I am pleased with where our department stands today, excited about how we are growing, and optimistic about what the future holds.

Go Gators!

Ken Logan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP