About Dr. Donna Geffner

    Donna Geffner earned her doctorate from New York University where she was an NDEA fellow. She was the Director of the Speech and Hearing Center at St. John's University since 1976 when she initiated and developed both the Center and Undergraduate Speech and Hearing program. From 1980 to 1984, Dr. Geffner conceived, wrote and developed a Masters degree program at St. John's University in Speech Pathology and Audiology which she directed. In 1983 she was promoted to Full Professor and was named Chair of the Department of Speech, Communication Sciences and Theatre and served until 1992, when she was appointed Director of the Graduate Programs. St. John's University awarded her the President's Medal for Outstanding Faculty Achievement.


    The New York City Speech-Language-Hearing Association awarded her its Professional Achievement Award in 1994, the Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association presented her with their Honors in 1998, and the NYS Speech-Language-Hearing Association awarded its Honors to her in 2000, its Distinguished Achievement Award, and the Long Island Speech-Language Hearing Association presented her with its Honors. Since her entry into the field, Dr. Geffner has presented over 300 papers at International, National and State professional meetings, has published over 100 Articles and Chapters, edited for Topics in Language Disorders, and edited a monograph (#26) "Language and Communication Skills of Deaf Children" with Harry Levitt and Nancy McGarr, published by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Rockville, Md., 1987. She is the author of the textbook Attention Deficits / Hyperactivity Disorders; What Professionals Need to Know, the co-author of the Listening Inventory with Deb Swain and the co-editor of the textbook Central Auditory Processing Disorders, Assessment, Management and Treatment, now in its third edition, and the author of the Auditory Skills Assessment with Ron Goldman. She was an editorial consultant for Volta Review and American Journal of Audiology and is currently on the editorial board of Communication Disorderly Quarterly and Evidence Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology.  She served on the New York State Licenser Board in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.   She is a past president of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 


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