Thursday, February 14, 2008

Richard Curlee died

Prof Ingham has informed me that
we lost one of the major players in stuttering research. Richard Curlee passed away in Tucson AZ. He had been hospitalized for some time with reoccurrence of conditions likely related to his polio when he was a child.
I have never met him, but I found two books on stuttering. Here is a biography:
Richard F. Curlee was a professor and head of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. He is a graduate of Wake Forest College, and earned master's and Ph.D. degrees in communicative disorders from the University of Southern California. He has been on the faculty at the University of Arizona since 1975 and teaches graduate courses on stuttering, counseling and research design, as well as an introductory undergraduate course. He is a speech-language pathologist with clinical and research interests in the study and management of people with communication disabilities, especially those who stutter. He has authored or co-authored several dozen articles and book chapters on stuttering and co-edited two texts on its nature and treatment. He has been an Associate Editor in the area of stuttering for both the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders and the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. At present, he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluency Disorders and the Editor of Seminars in Speech and Language. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi, and a member and Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, obviously, that is sad. Rest in peace, Richard Curlee! GOD BLESS YOU!