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About Robin L. Danzak

Robin. L. Danzak, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Sacred Heart University. Her research focus is language and literacy of bilingual students, particularly adolescents. Areas of interest include bilingual writing, critical literacy, and writing instruction through authentic and multimedia text composition. Dr. Danzak values a collaborative, sociocultural framework in which classroom research aligns with engaging instruction and authentic assessment. She has published several articles and chapters in the area of bilingual language and literacy, and has presented her work at national and international conferences. She was a Fulbright scholar in Padua, Italy in 2014.
An experienced language learner and teacher, Dr. Danzak is bilingual and biliterate in English-Spanish-Italian. She received her MA in Linguistics (Spanish) from the University of Concepción, Chile, and her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from the University of South Florida. Prior to her work at the university level, Dr. Danzak was employed by Florida public schools for several years, where she taught Spanish and coordinated the implementation of magnet school programs.


September 2017 - Present Associate Professor Speech-Language Pathology, Sacred Heart University Speech Language Pathology
2014 - Present Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, Sacred Heart University Speech Language Pathology

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Junior Research Award 2014
  • Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Award 2016/2017
  • Tenure & Promotion 2017
  • SHU Excellence in Digital Pedagogies Award 2016/2017
  • SHU Faculty Fellow for Internationalization for AY 2018/2019
  • SHU Excellence in Global Engagement Award AY 2017/2018

Contact Information

Speech-Language Pathology 
Healthcare Education N277 
College of Health Professions 


Articles (15)

Grant (1)

Contributions to Books (3)

Dissertation (1)