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About Jeannene Ward-Lonergan

Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, PhD, was originally a special education teacher and often spent time with children who had difficulty speaking, reading, and writing. After taking several courses, she became very interested in speech-language pathology and decided to pursue a career in this field, which is a profession that she absolutely loves. In the future, she plans to expand her research program and publish additional articles. She also plans to continue to be actively involved in her students' research projects and to strive for excellence in teaching.

Dr. Ward-Lonergan currently resides in Sacramento with her husband and two children. She likes the University of the Pacific for its student-centered environment and close interaction with the students. Her hobbies include swimming, snow-skiing, dancing, and reading. She also enjoys theater and travel.

Positions

November 2016 Present Vice Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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April 2016 Present Representative for the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) to the California Department of Education (CDE) Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group, California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)
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May 2015 Present Co-Director, Language-Literacy Center (LLC), University of the Pacific
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December 2015 Present Liaison for the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) to Decoding Dyslexia California (DDCA), California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)
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August 2011 Present Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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August 2004August 2011 Associate Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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August 2005June 2007 Program Director, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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August 1999August 2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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August 1996May 1999 Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, Bowling Green State University
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August 1994May 1996 Instructor/Clinical Supervisor, Department of Communication Disorders, Bowling Green State University
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August 1993December 1993 Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer, Department of Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut
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August 1992May 1993 Graduate Assistant, Department of Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut
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August 1992December 1992 Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer, Department of Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut
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June 1992August 1992 Special Education Teacher, Newington Children's Hospital
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August 1991May 1992 Graduate Assistant, Department of Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut
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January 1990August 1991 Speech/Language Pathologist, Newington Children’s Hospital and NCH School in East Hartford
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November 1988January 1990 Research Speech/Language Pathologist, Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center
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Curriculum Vitae




Honors and Awards

  • California Speech-Language-Hearing Association, District 3 Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession, CSHA Convention, 2017
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Annual Scholarship Dinner, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, 2015. Faculty Honor
  • Delta Gamma Scholarship Dinner, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, 2015. Faculty Honor
  • Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language, 2002-present

Courses

  • SLPA 247 Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SLPA 241 Assessment Procedures
  • SLPA 239 Research Methods
  • SLPA 213 Advanced Audiology
  • SLPA 211 Language Disorders III
  • SLPA 209 Language Disorders II
  • SLPA 191 Independent Study
  • SLPA 143 Multicultural Populations
  • SLPA 141 Research Methods
  • SLPA 125 Articulation and Phonology
  • SLPA 123 Language Disorders I
  • SLPA 121 Speech and Language Development

Education

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1989 Present Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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December 1995 Ph.D., Communication Science: Speech Language and Hearing, University of Connecticut
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May 1989 M.S., Speech/Language Pathology, Boston University
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May 1984 B.S., Special Education/Child Study, Minor in Psychology, Saint Joseph College
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Contact Information

Phone: 209.946.3227

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Books and Book Chapters (2)

Book chapters written by Dr. Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan.

Articles (14)

Journal articles written by Dr. Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan.

Presentations (124)

Conference presentations and lectures given by Dr. Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan.