Ph.D. Michelle Dineen

Michelle Dineen, Elmhurst University

Ph.D. Michelle Zemsky Dineen, M.A., CCC-SLP, FNAP

Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

MA, Northwestern University
BSEd, Miami University (Ohio)

Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology
Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Fellow
National Academies of Practice, Distinguished Fellow

Mrs. Dineen is a speech-language pathologist with extensive experience in medical speech pathology focused on adults and geriatrics throughout the spectrum of care as both a clinician and multi-disciplinary manager of rehabilitation services. Her primary areas of clinical interest include critical care, navigating ethical challenges, and interprofessional practice (IPP). Collaborative teamwork is such an important element in achieving optimal outcomes and improving population health (among others), Mrs. Dineen returned to school for a Ph.D. in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies at Rosalind University of Medicine and Science. She is working on her dissertation and hopes to complete her degree in 2023.

Prior to joining Elmhurst University as a full-time faculty member, Mrs. Dineen spent 3 years as an adjunct clinical educator and instructor at multiple universities throughout the region. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses including Dysphagia, Dysphagia II, Clinical Methods, and Neurology.  Preparing students with discipline-specific knowledge and tools for IPP is her passion along with volunteering within the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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