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Ben C. Watson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Vice Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice
Professor, Department of Speech Language Pathology

Email: ben_watson@nymc.edu


School of Health Sciences and Practice Building
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 594-4531

Personal Profile:

Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Watson joined the NYMC faculty in 1992 when he served as Director of Research and Director of Resident Research Training in the Department of Otolaryngology. In 1998 he developed NYMC’s applications to the New York State Department of Education and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, leading to accreditation of the medically-oriented M.S. program in speech-language pathology.

Dr. Watson received his Ph.D. in Speech Physiology from the University of Connecticut, received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Haskins Laboratories at Yale University, and was a visiting investigator at the Research Institute of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, University of Tokyo, Japan. Following his Fellowship, he accepted a faculty position at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). While there, he was Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on two research grants to investigate the neurophysiology of speech and voice disorders. He directed the university’s clinical speech physiology laboratory and was a senior researcher at the Dallas Center for Vocal Motor Control.

Dr. Watson is a member of Sigma Xi, serves on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals, and is also a Certified Emergency Medical Technician and CPR instructor. His research in normal and disordered speech and voice production has been reported in over 50 referred articles and book chapters.

Dr. Watson recently earned a Certificate in Academic Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Higher Education and in the Spring of 2012 received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Education Profile:

Graduate Degree: M.A., Ph.D., Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association
Graduate Degree Institution: University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Institution: George Washington University

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