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Scenes from the Department of Communicative Disorders

Jay Singer

Dr. Singer has been a faculty member at the University of Rhode Island since 1977. From 1979 to July, 2010 he served as the administrative head of the Department of Communicative Disorders.

Dr. Singer teaches courses in audiology for the speech-language pathologist, aural rehabilitation, introduction to communicative disorders and introduction to audiology. He also has a number of presentations and published articles to his credit. His research interests have focused on hearing aids and central auditory processing. In addition, Dr. Singer now serves as the adviser to all undergraduate students in the CMD major (post University College). You can contact him at: or 4-4742 for an advising appointment.

Courses Taught
  • CMD 160 Introduction to Communicative Disorders
  • CMD 361 Introduction to Audiology
  • CMD 492 Special Problems
  • CMD 550 Audiology For Speech Language Pathologists
  • CMD 598 Special Problems


The local chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, URISSLHA, will hold a meeting on Monday, October 27th at 7:15 in the Galanti Lounge of the main library (3rd floor). All students with interests in a career in speech-language pathology or audiology are encouraged to attend.


Amber D. Franklin, Assistant Professor at Miami University (Ohio), will be giving a talk titled, "Pronunciation Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners: What do we measure and how do we measure it?" on Thursday, October 23rd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in CBLS 100. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Attendance is mandatory for graduate students in CMD.


Welcome to new and returning students


2014 NSSLHA meeting announced


Congratulations are in order


Leslie Mahler featured as one of URI's Big Thinkers