Shaheen N. Awan, professor of speech-language pathology
B.S., University of Western Ontario
M.S., Speech Pathology, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Speech Pathology, Kent State University
Shaheen N. Awan is a professor of speech pathology at Bloomsburg University and is the graduate coordinator for speech pathology. Awan teaches courses in Applied Speech Science, Research in Speech-Language Pathology, Voice Disorders, Craniofacial Disorders, Motor Speech Disorders, and Clinical Instrumentation in Speech Pathology. Awan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, Canada; a M.S. in Speech Pathology from Clarion University of PA; and a Ph.D. in Speech Pathology from Kent State University. Prior to coming to Bloomsburg University, Dr. Awan held faculty positions at the University of North Texas and Northern Michigan University.
Awan’s research work focuses upon computer analysis of disordered speech and voice. He has published numerous research articles and book chapters, is the author of The Voice Diagnostic Protocol (Pro-Ed Inc.) and developed the spectral/cepstral analysis computer algorithms incorporated into the Analysis of Dysphonia in Speech and Voice program produced by KayPentax. Other research has focused on the use of the Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI), the effect of thyroidectomy on voice production, and the effects of smoking on the voice. In addition, Awan is a consultant with KayPentax (Montvale, NJ) and does clinical practice in the areas of voice assessment (including videostroboscopic evaluation of voice) and treatment.
In 2009, Awan was elected as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in the areas of Research, Teaching, and Clinical Service. For consideration as an ASHA Fellow, one must be nominated and co-sponsored by colleagues holding Fellow status with ASHA. The status of Fellow is retained for life and is one of the highest honors this professional organization can bestow. It recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to a member who has shown outstanding contributions to the profession.