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Dr. McNeil retired from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018, following a 5-year clinical career in the Veterans Administration, a 40-year academic career 25 of which he served as CSD Department chair of at-Pitt, with intermediate appointments at the University of Colorado and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He held continuous affiliations within various research units within the Veterans Administration.  Dr. McNeil's research and teaching were concentrated in neurogenic speech and language disorders with a focus on aphasia and apraxia of speech.  He gratefully acknowledges his many collaborators and the 31 Thesis and 22 Dissertation students that he had the pleasure of directing.  He continues a semi-active research agenda with work on computerized aphasia test development.


Department of Communication Science and Disorders