Communication Sciences and Disorders Names New Director of Clinical Education
Jean Evans joins the University faculty May 1
Saint Louis University's department of communication sciences and disorders has announced the addition of Jean Evans, M.A., CCC-SLP, as the new Drector of Cinical Education.
Evans, who comes to SLU with more than two decades of experience in the field of speech pathology, will oversee operation of the University's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, all aspects of the clinical instruction of students and students assigned to external placements.
In addition, Evans will teach the clinical practicum class, which is a hands on practical class for clinical subjects such as how to keep data in therapy, behavioral managementand and working with other professionals -- topics not necessarily covered in academic courses.
Travis Threats, Ph.D., chair of the department, said Evans brings a history of excellence and leadership experience.
"The addition of a person with such a broad breath of clinical, administrative and instructional expertise will result in a substantial improvement to the quality of our program -- one already highly ranked but now in a position to reach even higher," Threats said.
About Jean Evans: Professionally, Evans has held a number of diverse positions including working as a speech-language pathologist in schools, skilled nursing facilities and home health. She also has served as director of communication disorders at the Professional Rehabilitation Center in St. Louis and vice president of clinical operations for the Rehab Care Group.
Active in the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA), Evans has given numerous presentations at MSHA conventions over the years and been honored with their "Outstanding Clinical Skills in Speech Pathology" award and as "Outstanding Convention Program Chair."
Evans also has been recognized for "Outstanding Clinical Performance" by the Professional Rehabilitation Center; "Excellence in Programs Development" by the National Association of Rehabilitation Agencies; and received the Speech and Hearing Association of St. Louis "Honors of the Association."
Evans received her master's degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.