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Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Dorian Lee-Wilkerson

Dr. Dorian Lee-Wilkerson, Chairperson of the HU Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders and HU alumna

Dr. Dorian Lee-Wilkerson

Dr. Dorian Lee-Wilkerson

By: Yuri Milligan '97

Dr. Dorian Lee-Wilkerson, Chairperson of the Hampton University Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, has been named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). This prestigious honor will be recognized during an Awards Ceremony at the Association's National Convention, which will be held this year in Denver, Colorado. This most deserved achievement is reflective of the more than 25 years of dedicated clinical and academic contributions to the field of Speech-Language Pathology.

Lee-Wilkerson, who received her Bachelor of Science degree in communication disorders from Hampton University in 1977, began her professional career as an assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Howard University where she pursued her Doctoral studies and received the Doctorate of Philosophy degree. In 1998, Lee-Wilkerson joined the faculty in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders as an Associate Professor here at HU.

Under the mentorship of Dr. Robert M. Screen, the founder of the Department, Lee-Wilkerson became a tenured Associate Professor and served as the Coordinator of the Department's Graduate Program from 2006 to 2010. In 2010, Dr. Lee-Wilkerson was appointed Chairperson of the Department. Over years, Dr. Lee-Wilkerson has amassed an impressive resume of scholarly publications and presentations.