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Cheryl Messick is currently serving as the Interim Chair of the Department of Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) while continuing in her role as the Director of Clinical Education. Messick’s professional interests focus on applying multi-disciplinary evidence to clinical teaching. She conducts workshops nationally and internationally to promote the implementation of evidence-based practice to clinical education. She has served as a consultant to University programs nationally and internationally regarding methods for optimizing clinical education in speech-language pathology.  

Messick is also the co-Director of LEND Pittsburgh, a Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funded leadership training grant focusing on family-centered, multidisciplinary services for children with developmental disabilities and their families. She is an ASHA Fellow and recently completed an Erskine Teaching Fellowship at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand. Her clinical interests focus on speech/language services to young children with developmental disabilities.