Karen L. McComas, EdD, earned a BA (1977) and MA (1978) in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Marshall University. In 2011, she earned a doctoral degree, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction with an area of emphasis in social inquiry. Dr. McComas worked as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools from 1978-1986 and joined the faculty of Marshall University in August of 1986. Currently, she is the Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative. Dr. McComas’ research activities include narrative studies, based on oral and life histories, about the development of research identities in women and the lives of family members of individuals who have disabilities. Additionally, she is engaged in an ethnographic study of a community of research practice and a study of research as a pedagogical strategy.
Tools and Community : How Women Become Researchers in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Theses and Dissertations (2010)
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is a female-dominated discipline in danger of losing its professional...