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School of Allied Health Professions news

Allied health welcomes new faculty member

Terry D. Douglas, PhD
Terry D. Douglas, PhD
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

TODAY news for Thursday, October 29, 2007