SLHS recognizes the achievements of its emeritus faculty for their many contributions in building its programs and educating its outstanding graduates.
Dr. Donna Thal‘s research efforts have been focused on the relationships between language and cognition in young children with delayed and precocious lexical development, language impaired children, and children with focal brain injury. One of the major goals of her work is to identify predictors of risk for language learning disorders in infants and toddlers. Dr. Thal is also a co-developer of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories and the Inventario del Desarrollo de Habilidades Comunicativas: Fundacion MacArthur, instruments designed for the assessment of communication in children between 8- and 30-months of age.
Dr. Li-Rong Cheng is the Executive Director of Chinese Study Institute, the managing director of the Confucius Institute, and the co-chair of the Asian Task Force. Dr. Cheng had served as a member of the board of trustees of the Campanile Foundation of San Diego State University. She was the former chair of the Multicultural Issues Board for ASHA and the current chair of Education Committee for the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. She was the past president of the International Affairs Association, a related professional organization of ASHA. She is also a fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Cheng is the recipient of the 1997 ASHA Award for special contributions to Multicultural Affairs and the recipient of the 2002 Diversity Award from the California Speech & Hearing Association. Dr. Cheng has numerous publications and has lectured all over the world.
- Allen, Elizabeth J. (1971-2004)
- Christensen, Kathee M. (1978-2004)
- Davies, Darlene G. (1976-1994)
- Earnest, Sue (1947-1973) *
- Kopp, Harriet G. (1970-1983) *
- Nichols, Alan C. (1964-2000)
- Reidman, Richard M. (1962-1992)
- Seitz, Michael (1985-2004)
- Thile, Edmund L. (1967-1998)
- Williams, Diane R. (1975-2002)