Dr. Alycia Cummings is an Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Dakota. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. In Language and Communicative Disorders from the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University. She has her certificate in clinical competency in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health; it focuses on the underlying mechanisms and effective treatment of developmental speech sound disorders. Her work has been published in a variety of academic journals.
She spends her free time hanging out with her husband John and their three deaf dogs: Shadowfax, Shaak Ti, and Tito. She enjoys gardening, knitting, reading/listening to audio books, and watching movies. You can follow their exploits on her family blog, Deaf Dogs and Benevolent Gnomes.