Recognized as a leader in her field, Nancy Creaghead has served 36 years at UC, including 28 as a department chair. Colleagues praise her for significantly influencing the profession of speech-language pathology through her contributions in the area of child language and literacy and her leadership in regional, state and national associations.
Creaghead is one of the first board-recognized specialists in child language, and her research has focused on a range of child-literacy issues including pragmatics, communication scripts, school discourse and treatment efficacy.
In 2002, Creaghead served as the president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, which is the professional, scientific and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language and hearing scientists. She was awarded Honors of the Association in 2008 for her outstanding work in advancing the field of speech-language pathology, the highest honor possible from the association.
At UC, Creaghead is credited for collaborating with other program faculty to build innovative programs at the master's and doctoral levels, which are recognized as national models of excellence. The UC program also has developed one of the leading distance-learning programs, the result of collaborative efforts to address personnel shortages.
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website, www.asha.org.