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Lynda R. CampbellThe lecture series, “Topics in Diversity,” is a tribute to Lynda R. Campbell, Ph.D., who passed away in 2001. Dr. Campbell was an associate professor and the past chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders at Saint Louis University. Campbell was nationally recognized for her publications, research in multicultural issues and dedication to her students.

I was invited to give a talk at the 2013 Lynda R. Campbell lecture in St. Louis Missouri on April 12, 2013. Here is how I described my talk:

“Dr. Cate Crowley has significant international experience in Ghana, Bolivia, and Guatemala. On most trips, she brings a team of graduate students and clinical supervisors who provide services and offer professional development in schools and hospitals, across practice areas including aural habilitation, intellectual disabilities, cleft palate, aphasia, and autism. With the goal of developing sustainable programs and building in-country capacity, Cate works throughout the year on these programs including using available technology. In this talk Cate shares proven approaches and strategies, and offers reflections on challenges and unsuccessful initiatives. She also focuses on long- and short-term benefits to her team, and to her university SLP program. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and raise concerns related to their own interests in international work.”

I am truly honored to be invited to speak at this lecture. The prior speakers for this lecture series are the leaders in the field, and I am humbled to be part of that group.