Educational Background

Dr. Fosnot began her professional career at the University of Denver where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology (1973) and a Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology (1974) with the esteemed faculty of Dr. Daniel Boone (past American Speech-Language-Hearing Association President), Dr. Jim Aten, and Dr. Jerome Alpiner. The rigorous training and dedicated faculty provided excellent training and inspired Dr. Fosnot to continue her educational studies several years later. In 1983, Dr. Fosnot received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas under the direction of one of the leading speech scientists, Dr. Frances Freeman.

The mentoring from former professors and their dedication to science and clinical practice was the blend Dr. Fosnot was looking for as a professional. Four post-doctoral studies were completed to further advance Dr. Fosnot's research and clinical base. In 1983 to 1984, Dr. Fosnot was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, L.S.U. Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana under the direction of Dr. Emily Tobey and Dr. Charles Berlin. From 1984 to 1985, Dr. Fosnot was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Temple University, Speech Department, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania under the direction of Dr. Woody Starkweather, the renowned professor in the field of stuttering. The final Postdoctoral Trainee position was completed under the direction of the faculty, including the legend Dr. Peter Ladefoged, at the University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Linguistics in Los Angeles California in 1993. The experience at UCLA was so stimulating that Dr. Fosnot continued for an additional year in 1994 as a Visiting Scholar. An additional Postdoctoral Trainee position opened up in 1996 at UCLA and it was with great pleasure that Dr. Fosnot remained to work on the prosodic elements in speech production. Extensive educational experiences have afforded Dr. Fosnot the opportunity to fold speech-language pathology into mother-child, father-child, peer-child research and linguistics to enhance clinical interventions with families and their children with communication disorders.