Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Emeritus, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA.
• I was a student for ten years. At the University of Redlands, which is a small independent liberal arts university, I changed my major three times. Following a master’s degree at the University of Redlands, I ended up in speech science which is also called experimental phonetics. As it is a blend of acoustics, physiology, psychology, and phonetics; it spans the physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It provides some of the theoretical and experimental support for the work of speech-language pathologists, thus there are clinical and interprofessional experiences in my background. After five years as a doctoral student in speech science at the University of Washington, which is a large research-based state university, I spent another year at the University of Washington as a postdoctoral researcher in the Departments of Orthodontics and Physiology & Biophysics.