Teris Kim Schery, PhD, CCC-ASHA

Teris Schery

Title: Communication Disorders Educator
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Teris Schery, Communication Disorders Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

As an undergraduate, Dr. Schery earned a Bachelor of Arts (Phi Beta Kappa) from Stanford University in 1965. She continued her education, earning a Master of Arts in 1966, and started as a clinician and research assistant at the Institute for Childhood Aphasia, where she worked until 1970. She spent a decade as a program specialist for communication disorders at the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools office, where she helped develop a model program for children with developmental language disorders.  In 1980, she took a position as an associate professor of communication disorders at California State University, Los Angeles. In the same year, Dr. Schery earned a PhD from Claremont Graduate University. She continued to work as an educator, rising to the rank of full professor in 1984, and in 1993, she became a research professor at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College in the department of special education, where she remained until 2008.

Since 1970, Dr. Schery has worked as a consultant in her field, and continues to this day. She has contributed various articles to professional journals and chapters to books in her field. In addition, she has been a member of a variety of organizations throughout her career, including the American Educational Research Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, the American Speech Language Hearing Association,  the Council for Exceptional Children, and both the California Speech and Hearing Association and the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists. She was elected to the position of vice president for clinical affairs at the American Speech Language Hearing Association in 1988 where she had been recognized as a Fellow in 1985. As a testament to her success and expertise as an educator and researcher, Dr. Schery received the Outstanding Professor Award from California State University in 1991 and a Fulbright Teaching Award to India where she helped develop a curriculum for speech and hearing training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences from 1985 to 1986. She has also been included in the second edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, the 21st edition of Who’s Who in the West, the first edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and the third edition of Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals.

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