Joyce RichardsonTitle: Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
Office Location: Bell Hall Suite 114H
Phone: (269) 471-3603
Oakwood College BS English
Ohio State University MS Speech and Hearing
Ohio State PhD Speech and Hearing
Dr. Joyce Richardson comes to Andrews University with a Masters and Ph. D. from the Ohio State University. She has had a wealth and breadth of academic and clinical experiences that span almost 40 years. She carries CCC’s in speech language pathology and was CCC’d in audiology for over 20 years. She is currently contemplating reinstating her CCC in audiology.
Dr. Richardson has been employed at five university settings, carrying both teaching and administrative responsibilities. She has taught on the graduate level for over 12 years and earned full academic professorship in 1984. Her signature academic accomplishments were in securing several federal grants to increase the numbers of minority and other underrepresented populations in the field of speech language pathology. Ninety five percent of these students passed the National Teachers Examination (Praxis) in speech language pathology . Some passed even before they took a graduate course!
Dr. Richardson left the field of speech pathology for a season and became an NCATE coordinator at a university in Ohio. The teacher education program is now NCATE accredited and became so shortly after Dr. Richardson left for Michigan with her husband, Pastor William Richardson. Pastor Richardson is an ordained minister with the Michigan Conference; therefore, “Sister Joyce” is also a pastor’s wife.
Most recently Dr. Richardson has worked as a school based, itinerant speech language pathologist in Grand Rapids Public Schools. She has also worked in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and in private practice with preschoolers, school aged and geriatrics . Because of several moves as a pastoral family, she has had to develop specialties according to the place of employment: dysphagia, adult and child language disorders, fluency and accent reduction.
Dr. Richardson praises God for their son, William Richardson, who is also a practicing speech language pathologist in Ohio; her son Dr. Henry Richardson, a Loma Linda trained MD and pain management fellow; and Dr. Joy Richardson, a Loma Linda trained dentist. At this point in her life , one of her most pleasant visits are with her grandchildren: Mya-4; Madison and Mckenzie 10 month old twin girls, and Aiden who is 2 years old.