Alma Mater to Honor Callier Director’s Contributions
Nov. 2, 2011
The University of Nebraska will honor Dr. Thomas Campbell, executive director of the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, for a long record of research and academic achievement at the university's annual Alumni Masters Week.
Beginning this weekend, Campbell and seven other honorees will spend three days interacting with students and faculty in Lincoln. The honorees will discuss their educational and professional experiences and describe how their years at Nebraska helped shape their careers.
Campbell is the Sara T. Martineau Endowed Professor in Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) at UT Dallas. His current research focuses on identifying physiological, environmental and genetic variables to detect speech and language disorders in children with communication disorders.
Callier is one of the nation’s most respected clinical, research and educational centers for speech, language and hearing disorders. Its nationally ranked graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology attract many of the country’s top students.
Campbell earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in communication disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his PhD in communicative disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined Callier in 2006, after serving as director of audiology and communication disorders at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
While in Lincoln, Campbell will deliver an address focusing on his work at Callier and his career in research. His most prominent projects have included NIH-funded studies of developmental outcomes in children recovering from severe traumatic brain injury and in children with and without histories of middle ear effusion.
Campbell said he’s honored to be selected for Masters Week and looks forward to talking to young students about their career goals.
Dr. Bert Moore, dean of BBS, also was pleased to see Campbell’s accomplishments recognized.
“The leadership that he provides at the Callier Center builds upon a career-long record of distinguished contribution to the field, and being recognized by Nebraska, where it all began, is especially gratifying,” Moore said.