Reach Us +44-1522-440391
Editor - Melinda L. Richards | Middle Tennessee State University | 18221
ISSN: 2471-9455

Journal of Phonetics & Audiology
Open Access

Like us on:

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Melinda L. Richards

Melinda L. Richards
Melinda L. Richards
Division of Communication Disorders
Department of health & human performance
Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University


Melinda L. Richards, Associate Professor, holds the Bachelor’s in Music Education (Magna Cum Laude) from Tennessee Technological University; the M.Mus. (percussion performance) and the Ph.D. in Speech Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Following a successful career as Commander/Conductor in the United States Air Force, she returned to her native Tennessee to become a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP). Having served in this capacity for seven years in the schools of Putnam County, she joined the Communication Disorders faculty in 1997. Dr. Richards has taught Speech & Language Development to students from the College of Education; Introduction to Communication Disorders, Communication Problems in Childhood, and Anatomy & Physiology for Speech Pathology and Audiology to students in the major, as well as provided clinical supervision in the MTSU Speech & Hearing Clinic. Additionally, she developed and strengthened the course offerings of Neurology for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists and the Clinical Practicum (externship) in the Schools. Regarding the latter, she developed the application and won approval from the State Department of Education to offer bachelor-level licensure enabling qualified graduates to work in the schools, through the School Speech-Language Teacher license, making MTSU the only undergraduate program in the state to offer this credential. Dr. Richards holds dual licensure from the Tennessee Departments of Education and Health-Related Boards. Over the course of her career, Dr. Richards has held a number of positions in leadership, in service to the university, the state, and the nation. Dr. Richards served from 2002-2005 as Faculty Senator, during which time she served on the University Steering Committee; on the University Standing Committee on Veteran’s and Military Affairs from 2010-2013; and currently serves on the Academic Misconduct Committee. She was selected in 2012 to be a member of a team of professionals from her discipline to work with colleagues in South Africa through the People-to-People Exchange Program. Dr. Richards is past president of the Tennessee Association of Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists; past chair of the State Board of Communication Sciences & Disorders; and currently serves as the Tennessee SLP representative to the Advisory Council of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is presently serving as President of the National Association of Pre-Professional Programs.

Research Interest

Therapeutic efficacy of music adjunct to traditional therapies for children on the Autism Spectrum.



Global Speakers in the subject

Global Experts in the subject

Leave Your Message 24x7