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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 Department of Communicative Disorders is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Crais, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will be our first guest speaker of the 2015-2016 academic year. The title of her talk is "Intervention for Children from Birth to Five with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please join us.
Her talk will take place on Monday, October 5th from 7-9 pm in CBLS 100.


Congratulations are in order to our graduates


Welcome to new and returning students


Orientation details for graduate students announced


New professor joins faculty in CMD


M.S. program re-accreditation details


Leslie Mahler featured as one of URI's Big Thinkers