Allied health welcomes new faculty member
Craig Jackson, JD, MSW, dean of the LLU School of Allied Health Professions, and Keiko Khoo, MS, chair of the department of speech-language pathology and audiology, are proud to announce a new addition to the SAHP family.
Terry D. Douglas, PhD, formerly served as an associate professor in the department of counseling and special education, speech language pathology program, at Alabama A&M University, in Normal. He also served as an assistant to the dean for the School of Education while there.
Dr. Douglas has published, presented, or served as co-presenter on topics such as the effects of training on the intelligibility of synthetic speech, communicative aspects of social skills development, and communication abilities of school-age African-American children with sickle-cell disease and cultural diversity, among other topics.
He has also been active in a number of professional and community organizations, most notably serving on the board of directors for the North Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation.
As a member of The Brass Band of Huntsville and director of the Oakwood College Church Choral, Dr. Douglas has used his many strengths and talents to make a difference in his community.
Dr. Douglas earned his bachelor’s degree in music from Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama; his MEd in speech-language pathology from Alabama A&M; and his PhD in speech-language pathology, with an emphasis in neurogenic disorders and multicultural issues, from the University of Memphis.
His post-doctoral fellowship in communication and literacy in African-American children and youth led him to serve on the board of directors of the READY program, a youth motivation organization that uses the foundation and tenets of Taekwondo to assist youth from disadvantaged homes. He is a certified instructor of Taekwondo and a second-degree black belt.
Dr. Douglas and his wife, Cynthia, coordinator/career counselor, office of pre-health professions at La Sierra University, have three grown children that live in Huntsville and Houston, Texas. The Douglases are rearing their 4-year-old granddaughter.
By Larry Kidder, MA