Chair's Blog

Voice and Speech Disorders Pioneer Named New CSD Chair


Dimitar Deliyski, a pioneer and international leader in the field of voice and speech disorders, has been awarded the designation of MSU Foundation Professor, the first for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Deliyski recently was named Chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. His appointment was effective Aug. 16, 2015. Continue reading

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Message from the Chairperson

Earlier this year we said good-bye to our former chair, Rahul Shrivastav, who has accepted a position as Vice President for Instruction at the University of Georgia. We are excited that the upward trajectory of the Department Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) will continue under the joint leadership of Johannes M. Bauer as the Interim Chairperson (also Chairperson of the Department of Media and Information in our college), and Eric Hunter as the Interim Associate Chairperson. Continue reading

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Many reasons to celebrate

Michigan State University has experienced several landmark changes in the last 30 years. Since 1984, MSU has had 5 Presidents, won a National Title in Basketball, won 2 Rose Bowls, and multiple Big-10 conference championships in athletics. In 2006, the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences became the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD). In these three decades, our Department has had 6 Chairpersons, and over 2,400 alumni!

The year 1984 also saw the beginning of the department’s Study Abroad program. Dr. Leo Deal developed one of the first Study Abroad Programs in CSD called "Communication Disorders in the British Isles." Since its inception 30 years ago, over 400 CSD students have had the opportunity to learn and live in another country. Continue reading

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Resurgent CSD Continues to Move Ahead

Rahul Shrivastav Chair of MSU Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Don’t blink – things move fast in CSD! In spring of 2012, Communicative Sciences and Disorders faculty got together to develop an ambitious plan that would elevate the department to international prominence. The goal was not merely to replicate other successful programs, but to build a unique department that would take advantage of the wide range of resources in CAS and MSU and serve as a model for the next generation of CSD programs. Continue reading

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It is a pleasure to welcome you to our website. Our department offers a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology, a doctoral degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and several undergraduate courses that prepare students for careers in allied health disciplines including Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Continue reading

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