Heather Ferguson PhD, CCC-SLP

Heather  Ferguson PhD, CCC-SLP

Heather Ferguson PhD, CCC-SLP

Title: Department Chair
Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology

Office Location: Bell Hall Suite 114
E-mail: hferguson@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-6369

Education

BS Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Andrews University 

MS Speech-Language Pathology, Southern Connecticut State University 

Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, Andrews University

Biography

Heather Ferguson, is the Chair of the department as well as Program Coordinator for the MS/SLP program and is an associate professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Heather completed her undergraduate degree at Andrews University in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and her M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Southern Connecticut State University.  Heather completed her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at Andrews University in the Fall of 2017.

Prior to joining the faculty of Andrews University Heather worked as a school based speech-language pathologist for Bridgeport Public Schools in Bridgeport, Connecticut for 12 years. While working for Bridgeport Public Schools Heather served as a team member for a cooperative early intervention and education program for Bridgeport Public School and the Royal Bafokeng of South Africa.  Her areas of interest and specialty are in language disabilities and their impact on literacy for school-aged children.

Heather was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  She is married to Mario Ferguson and together they have two children, Micah and Malaika.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Completed her Ph.D. at Andrews University

Teaches the following undergraduate classes:

  • Clinical Application in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Clinical Principles and Practice
  • Preclinical Observation

In addition, she teaches the following graduate and 5-year classes:

  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Diagnostics in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Orientation in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Praxis Preparatory Class
  • Research Project in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Thesis Option I and III