Joyce Richardson PhD, CCC-SLP

Joyce  Richardson PhD, CCC-SLP

Joyce Richardson PhD, CCC-SLP

Title: 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.