Lucinda Dean teaches graduate courses in the communication disorders program and also supervises graduate students in clinical practicum settings. Specifically, she instructs them in the evaluation and treatment for adults with neurogenic communication disorders, adults with high functioning autism with social communication disorders, and pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. Ms. Dean also leads training programs in the areas of childhood apraxia of speech, pediatric dysphagia, and evaluation and treatment of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist in adult and pediatric hospitals, adult long-term care facilities, public schools, and an early childhood intervention program, as well as in private practice. Ms. Dean earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and her master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.