Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1981
Developmental and Disordered Communication
Communication & Disabilities
Mary Ann Romski is Professor of Communication and Associate Dean for the Social and Behavioral Sciences for the College of Arts and Sciences. In the fall 2013 term, she is serving as Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Romski holds joint appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Educational Psychology & Special Education and is Director of GSU’s Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning (CRADL). She specializes in speech-language pathology, with a focus on augmentative communication technologies to be able to foster language development in children with communication disorders.
Her four books include Breaking the Speech Barrier: Language Development Through Augmented Means (Brookes 1996, with R.A. Sevcik). She has produced more than 70 research articles, as well as having received more than $5 million of external funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Insittute of Educational Sciences.
Romski has served as Chair of the National Arc Research Committee, the National Joint Committee on the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities, the ASHA Publications Board and the State of Georgia Assistive Technology Advisory Board. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, the US Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-language-Hearing ASsociation and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.