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Dr. Tina T Smith

Dr. Tina T. Smith is Chair of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

at Tennessee State University (TSU) and a Professor of Speech-Language

Pathology. She received a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology in 1988 from

the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the M.A. (in 1981) and B.A. (in

1980) degrees in the area from South Carolina State University. Her areas of

specialty are adult language and she teaches courses in research methods, adult

aphasia and neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.

As a dedicated speech-language pathologist, Dr. Smith has made contributions

to her profession for over 36 years. She served as a faculty member at South

Carolina State University from 1987-1994, and the University of South Carolina

from 1994-2001, before matriculating to Tennessee State University in 2002.

Dr. Smith has published numerous articles, she has been the recipient of many

training grants, and she has presented more than 100 papers at conferences in

the areas of multicultural diversity, language/phonology, treatment efficacy, and

distance education. She is the Director of Distance Education for the Master of

Science degree program in Speech and Hearing Science in the Department of

Speech Pathology and Audiology at TSU, and she developed and implemented

the first distance education master degree programs in speech-language

pathology in the both the states of South Carolina and Tennessee and in the

United States Virgin Islands.

Dr. Smith has been active in her profession on both the State and National

levels. She is a past president of the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing

Association. She also served as an American Speech-Language-Hearing

Association Legislative Councilor for South Carolina for 5 years and has been a

member of numerous task forces, advisory boards, and national committees in

her area. She also served as a writer for the PRAXIS examination in Speech-

Language Pathology.

Dr. Smith is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the

Links Incorporate, and she is an associate member of Jack and Jill of American

Incorporated. She is married to John H. Smith, Jr and is the proud mother of

Jason, Justin and Jade.

Dr. Tina T Smith
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