Melissa Garcia, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Melissa Garcia, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Online Clinical Assistant Professor
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Melissa P. Garcia, EdD, CCC-SLP, has worked in higher education for the past fourteen years. She has been the faculty advisor for the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association-TAMIU Chapter and for the past thirteen years and she has been the faculty advisor for the Students for Global Communication-TAMIU Chapter. She has developed and taught nine study abroad courses, six in Belize, and one in India, Costa Rica, and Asia (Japan, China, and Thailand). She is the past president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-Hispanic Caucus. She serves on the ASHA SIG 14 committee, the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Distance Education Task Force and University Committee. She serves on the APCSLH International Advisory Committee. She has presented at the local, state, national and international levels. Most recently she presented at the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association state convention, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, in Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Guangzhou, China; and Belize City, Belize.


Academic Interests and Research:

Dr. Garcia’s research focus is in trends and issues of culturally and linguistic diverse populations, international service-learning and linking academic knowledge to clinical practice in undergraduate students.

  • Doctorate of Education with a concentration in speech-language pathology from NOVA Southeastern University in 2017
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Texas A&M University Kingsville in 1995
  • Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University in 1998

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Responsibilities:

CSD 5334 Multicultural Issues in Speech-Language Pathology


Favorite Scripture:

1 John 3:18

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”