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Gloriajean L Wallace, PhD, F-ASHA, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Professor and Medical Speech-Language Pathologist
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
College of Allied Health Sciences
University of Cincinnati
Dr. Gloriajean L. Wallace is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and a tenured Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Wallace is also a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist. In this role, she has provided clinical care to cases with neurologically-based communication and swallowing impairments at the Drake Hospital, in local long term care nursing facilities, through her connection with home health agencies, and in her role as consultant for the Alois Alzheimer’s Center. Dr. Wallace has also provided community-based pro bono speech-language pathology individual and group treatment for cases with chronic aphasia who were ineligible for funded rehabilitation because of their uninsured or under-insured status. Dr. Wallace holds the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP), is Board Certified by the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), and is licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the states of Ohio and Hawaii.

Dr. Wallace is an active member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA); and is a member of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Sciences and Disorders (ANCDS), where is a former member of the Board of Directors and where she currently serves as Chairperson of the Membership Committee . Dr. Wallace is also a member of the National Black Association of Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH), an organization for which she has served as a former Board Member; and she is a member of the Ohio Speech-Language and Hearing Association (OSLHA); and the Hawaii Speech-Language and Hearing Association (HSLHA). Dr. Wallace obtained her bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, her master’s degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado and her doctorate from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Wallace conducted post doctoral research at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and at the Boston V.A. Aphasia Research Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Wallace has served as teacher and mentor for numerous students since the beginning of her teaching career in 1981, including the direction of doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, undergraduate Honor’s and Capstone student research projects, and other student research. Dr. Wallace has served on the faculties at the University of Tennessee (where she was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995), Michigan State University, San Diego State University, and the University of Hawaii. Between 1983 and 1996, Dr. Wallace engaged in extensive summer travel throughout the Pacific where she conducted clinical research, served as consultant, and provided pro bono clinical services for diverse, underserved neurogenics populations. Dr. Wallace has published and presented widely, including pioneer work in the area of Speech-Language Pathology rehabilitation of adult African Americans and Pacific Islanders who have neurologically-based impairments, and research in the areas of aphasia, right hemisphere deficit, and motor speech disorders. Dr. Wallace has served as keynote speaker for numerous professional presentations, and has given over 150 papers, workshops and other presentations (many invited) at the national and international levels on the topic of stroke, stroke rehabilitation and advocacy for individuals who have incurred stroke and other neurologically-based communication and swallowing impairments.

Dr. Wallace is the editor of two text books, Adult Aphasia Rehabilitation (1996, Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, Mass) and Multicultural Neurogenics: A Resource for Speech-Language Pathologists Providing services to Neurologically-impaired Adults from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (1997, Psychological Corporation, San Antonio, Tx). Dr. Wallace is currently standardizing the Reliable Assessment Inventory of Neuro-Behavioral Organization (RAINBO), a comprehensive , culturally-inclusive assessment system that includes ten tests and a functional outcomes measure designed to evaluate communication and swallowing skills and impairments for adults and adolescents who have incurred stroke and brain injury due to other causes. Dr. Wallace has served as consultant, Field Trials Site Coordinator, and invited presenter for the World Health Organization (WHO) where she has provided information about the use of the RAINBO as a way of providing quantitative and qualitative information upon which to base the selection of WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) rating scores. In addition to RAINBO research, Dr. Wallace is involved with research which explores psycho-social outcomes among stroke survivors with aphasia, and conversational discourse among people with aphasia and their communication partners. Dr. Wallace is also an ordained minister who provides volunteer chaplaincy services at a local hospital, with emphasis on ministry to people with acquired and developmental neurologically-based communication impairments.