B.A., Elmhurst College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Jay has been an instructor and clinical educator in the department since 1990. She assumed the role of clinic director in 2012 after serving as associate clinic director for five years.
Jay has worked in a variety of settings, primarily as a pediatric speech-language pathologist. She has taught previously at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oakton Community College and College of Lake County. She teaches graduate and undergraduate practicum courses and the graduate counseling class. In addition, she supervises undergraduate and graduate student clinicians treating clients in the on-campus clinic. She was nominated for the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009. Jay has presented at several ASHA and ISHA conventions. Jay is the faculty sponsor for the graduate student College Bowl team that participates in a yearly competition at the ISHA Convention. She has served on the ISHA Executive Board. Areas of interest include language delays in children 0–5 years and counseling. Jay is actively involved with Gigi’s Playhouse in Hoffman Estates. She supervises students working with infants and toddlers in a group setting and consults with the Amina Grace Speech and Language Program.