Robin Danzak, Ph.D.

Robin Danzak, Ph.D.

Associate Professor , Speech-Language Pathology

Professional Experience:

  • 2007-2013 Visiting instructor/Assistant professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (Sarasota, FL)
  • 2001-2007 Spanish teacher and Magnet Schools Grant Coordinator, Pinellas County Schools (St. Petersburg, FL)

Primary Professional Service/Affiliation:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR)
  • ConnTESOL
  • Connecticut Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA)  

Degrees and Certifications

    • Ph.D., Communication Sciences & Disorders, 2009, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
    • MA, Linguistics (Spanish), 2001, Universidad de ConcepciĆ³n (ConcepciĆ³n, Chile)
    • BA Art History/Spanish, 1997, New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL)

    Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training:

    • Bilingual-biliterate: English, Spanish, Italian
    • Connecticut Provisional Educator Certificate: Spanish 7-12 (023); 2014-2022
    • Florida Professional Educator Certificate: ESOL K-12 and Spanish K-12; 2003-2018

Teaching Responsibilities

    • SLP 210 Phonetics
    • SLP 300 A & P of Speech Language and Swallowing
    • SLP 320 Speech Science
    • SLP 330 Language Development
    • SLP 525 Topics in Cultural-Linguistic Diversity
    • SLP 530 Language and Literacy Disorders in School Age Children
    • SLP 570 Research Methods and Evidence Based Practices

Research Interests and Grants


    • 2017-2018 Academics for Creative Teaching Grant, SHU
    • 2016-2017 Naclerio Faculty Scholars Award, SHU 
    • 2015 CIEE Grant to attend International Faculty Seminar in Spain
    • 2015 Interprofessional Education Grant for Yoga Principles for Therapy and Wellness, SHU CHP
    • 2014 Fulbright (Core Scholar), Junior Research Award at the University of Padova, Italy

    Research Interests:

    Bilingual language, literacy (writing), and identity of bilingual adolescents and adults; global service learning and college students' intercultural development. 

Awards and Fellowships

    • SHU Excellence in Digital Pedagogies Award 2016-2017
    • Fulbright Scholar Award to the University of Padua, Italy, Spring 2014, to conduct research on the bilingual writing of Italian adolescent students learning English as a second language. Please visit my Fulbright blog

Publications and Presentations

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Speech-Language Pathology
    Ctr for Healthcare Education CHCE*N277
    College of Health Professions
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