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Gregory Lof is the Interim Director for the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He will assume his role in August of 2020.

He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Lof is a native of a small town in Minnesota, graduating with his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Moorhead, MN, the connected city to Fargo, ND. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been affiliated with various colleges/universities in Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. For 20 years he was employed at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, starting as an Assistant Professor and advancing to Full Professor. During that time, he served as the Associate Chair for five years and as the Department Chair for 10 years. This was a time of growth for both the Institute and the CSD Department. CSD was a new program when he arrived but was ranked number 7 in the country when he retired. Graduate student enrollment increased from 30 students per year to 65 per year and the research profile greatly advanced.

His research, teaching, and clinical interests deal with children who have speech sound disorders and how to effectively use evidence to guide practice. Lof twice was the topic coordinator for speech sound disorders for ASHA conventions and has served on nine ASHA Convention Program Committees. He served a term as Treasurer for the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorder (CAPCSD) and two terms on the Communication Committee.  For ASHA, he was a member of the Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders that conducted evidence-based systematic reviews of oral motor exercises, he served one term on the Scientific and Professional Education Board (SPEB), and is currently a member of the Committee on Nominations and Elections (CNE). He was the Massachusetts elected representative for ASHA’s Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council and served two terms on the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology.  He became an ASHA Fellow in 2012.

Lof has published numerous articles and chapters, primarily on childhood speech sound disorders and evidence-based practice. He has presented over 50 peer-reviewed and 90 invited presentations/workshops at ASHA conventions, universities, school districts, state and international association conventions in 39 states and five countries.  The first edition of the PRAXIS study guidebook was published in 2015 with his co-author, Alex Johnson, with the second edition published in 2020.

Credentials
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, Master of Science, Minnesota State University-Moorhead
  • BS, Bachelor of Science, Minnesota State University-Moorhead
  • CCC-SLP, Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists
Affiliations
  • ASHA Fellow
  • Lof Appointed to ASHFoundation Board of Trustees
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | May 25, 2021
    Gregory L. Lof, interim director for the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was recently appointed to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. The appointment is for a three-year term.  As a...
  • Grit and Grace: CSD Graduate Uses Her Education and Experiences to Advocate for the Needs of Children
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 21, 2021
    When Audrey Young ‘95 was in the eighth grade in her hometown of Sebring, Florida, she interviewed a school-based speech-language pathologist as part of an assignment for career day. As...
  • Researchers in the College of Health Professions and Sciences Use the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Expand Collaborations and Impact
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 21, 2021
    A little more than a year ago, faculty and students in the College of Health Professions and Sciences who were working on research projects had to pivot when COVID-19 derailed their plans. CHPS researchers regrouped and forged ahead with their projects by finding new ways to use the...
  • UCF Students’ Frog is the New Cadbury Bunny
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | March 29, 2021
    Kaitlyn Vidal, an undergraduate in the communication sciences and disorders program, recently received a $5,000 prize from Cadbury for winning the 2021 Cadbury Bunny contest with her pet frog. Vidal’s...
  • Sign of the Times: Deaf Instructor Teaches Sign Language Online 
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 1, 2020
    About half a million people in the United States know American Sign Language, but Bill Cooper, UCF’s only ASL instructor, is changing that – 250 students at a time. Cooper, who was born deaf, teaches nine sections of ASL 1...
  • Communicating Momentum: Communication Disorders Clinic Serves Patients During Pandemic
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 16, 2020
    The Communication Disorders Clinic, located in Research Park on the campus of the University of Central Florida, is operating differently than it did pre-pandemic, but its commitment to helping those with speech or language difficulties has...
  • New Faculty Members Join CHPS
    Written By: Camille Dolan | August 24, 2020
    We are so happy to welcome our new faculty to the College of Health Professions and Sciences for 2020-21! Nine faculty have joined their colleagues in the School of Communication...
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