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Kathleen Franklin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Chair and Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology

Email: kathleen_franklin@nymc.edu


Department of Speech-Language Pathology
School of Health Sciences and Practice Building 
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595

Personal Profile:

Dr. Franklin is currently the Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Director of Clinical Education. As a long-time member of the NYMC and SHSP faculty, Dr. Franklin is an Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology. She completed her PhD (and BS, MS) in communication disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with an emphasis in augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with complex communication disorders. She completed this work though a federal personnel preparation grant. Previously, as a research assistant professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at West Virginia University, she coordinated the department’s part-time master’s degree program and provided clinical supervision in the department’s clinic. She coordinated and provided clinical support to the Early Intervention Program at Keller Army Hospital, West Point, New York and has participated in AAC clinical training through the Westchester Institute for Human Development.

Dr. Franklin also has served as the primary investigator on several state funded contracts to support technology information/referral, technology loan program, and training through the New York State Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities. She chairs the SHSP Student Affairs Committee and is a site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She maintains national certification and state licensure.

Education Profile:

Graduate Degree: M.S., Ph.D., Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language & Hearing Association
Graduate Degree Institution: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Undergraduate Institution: University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Industry Expertise: 

  • Education/Learning
  • Medical/Dental Practice
  • Health Care - Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Social Services
  • Research

Areas of Expertise:

Clinical Education, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communicative Disorders & Linguistics, Assistive Technology Education


Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology | PROFESSIONAL
Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology, May 1987


  • NYMC Student Affairs Committee
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association