I am a new arrival to NSC and excited to continue my life mission of “transforming the world, one mind at a time”. Prior to my new position, I was Professor in the Department of Elementary Education at California State University, Northridge where for 13 years, I instructed courses related to bilingual education, English language learners, literacy development, and multicultural education. I also taught courses in the Linguistics Department specifically focused upon TESOL methods, language, gender, identity, and multiple literacies. During my tenure at CSUN, I served in several leadership roles including serving as Director of the LA Times Literacy Center, MA Program Coordinator, Chair of the College Curriculum Committee and Co-PI of the Future Male Minority Teachers Grant. I earned my B.A. in Spanish from Xavier University in New Orleans. I received a master’s degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. I completed my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Christy Fleck is an assistant professor of speech-language pathology at Nevada State College. She earned her Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders and her masters of science in speech-language pathology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Her research and clinical interests include early childhood intervention, traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, normal aging, swallowing & swallowing disorders, and voice. Dr. Fleck has worked with adults in acute care hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, day treatment, home health, and assisted-living facilities. She has worked with children in the early childhood intervention setting and supervised students assessing/treating school-age children in the university clinic setting. Dr. Fleck has presented research and clinical topics at international, national, and state conferences. When not working or traveling for conferences, she enjoys spending time with her nieces, nephews, and goldendoodle.
I joined NSC in 2018 to develop the Master of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. As Professor and Program Director, I also have experience in teaching and research in the areas of adult neurological disorders (e.g. aphasia post stroke, apraxia of speech, writing disorders). I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati in 1998 in the area of speech pathology, cognate in audiology and minor in neurolinguistics. Most recently I was faculty at Texas A&M University Kingsville from 2007-2018. For recreation, I enjoy being outdoors—walking and hiking with my dog.
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