CURRICULUM VITAE

I. Personal

Name: Michael R. Fraas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Home Address: 1528 McGilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112
Home Telephone: (603) 520-4874

II. Licensure

American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence – Account Number: 09146548

Washington State Department of Health Speech Language Pathology License –
Credential Number: LL 60280292

III. Education

Ph.D. 2003, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Program: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dissertation Title: Intelligibility Testing of Dysarthria in Native Spanish Speaking Adults

M.A., 2021, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT
Program: Healthcare Leadership
M.A. Thesis Title: Cognitive Sequelae Post-SARS-CoV-2

M.A., 1997, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Program: Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.A. Thesis Title: Name-Face Recognition in the Elderly

B.A., 1992, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Major: Interpersonal and Public Communication

IV. Employment

Independence Rehab. June 2020-Present
Position: Speech-Language Pathologist.
Duties: Assess, diagnose, and develop treatment plans for adults in a skilled nursing facility. Primary emphasis is on management of swallowing and cognitive-linguistic deficits.

Western Washington University; Bellingham, WA September 14, 2012-Present
Position: Assistant Professor; Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure, January 2015.
Duties: Develop and teach courses pertaining to adult speech, language, and cognitive issues at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Supervise students in the Speech-Language Hearing Clinic. Conduct research focusing on acquired brain injury.

Skagit Valley Hospital; Mt. Vernon, WA September 2012-Present
Position: Speech-Language Pathologist
Duties: Evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with swallowing and cognitive-linguistic deficits in an acute-care environment.

Beacon Hill (Rehab Care); Lombard, IL March 2012-August 2012
Position: Speech-Language Pathologist
Duties: Provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to residents of skilled nursing facility, specializing in cognitive and swallowing rehabilitation.

Therapy Staff; Chicago, IL December 2011-March 2012
Position: Speech-Language Pathologist
Duties: Provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to residents of an in-patient rehabilitation facility, specializing in cognitive and swallowing rehabilitation.

Elmhurst College; Elmhurst, IL August 2010-December 2011
Position: Assistant Professor
Duties: Develop and teach courses pertaining to adult speech, language, and cognitive issues at the undergraduate level. Supervise students in the Speech-Language Hearing Clinic. Conduct research focusing on acquired brain injury. Assist colleagues in developing a graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology. Serve on department, college, and national-level committees.

University of New Hampshire; Durham, NH August 2003-May 2010.
Position: Assistant Professor
Duties: Develop and teach courses related to adult neurogenic populations to graduate and undergraduate students. Establish a research agenda focused on issues related to community-based rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injury. Conduct service at the department, college, university, community, and national levels.

New England Rehabilitation Hospital; Portland, ME June 2009-August 2010.
Position: Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
Duties: Manage patients with acquired neurological impairment. Conduct research on neurofeedback and cognitive-linguistic rehabilitation following acquired brain injury.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital; Portsmouth, NH June 2008-August 2010.
Position: Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
Duties: Conduct acute care evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. Facilitate Fluoroscopic Swallow evaluations with radiology staff.

The Krempels Center; Portsmouth, NH January 2005 – 2010.
Position: Supervisor; Director of TKBIF Oral-History Project; Researcher
Duties: Supervise graduate and undergraduate student interns providing cognitive-linguistic treatment to adults with acquired brain injury. Develop a database of interviews with survivors of acquired brain injury. Conduct research on program effectiveness. Advise on program development.

Select Specialty Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, September 1999-August 2003.
Position: Speech-Language Pathologist
Duties: Management of tracheostomy and ventilator dependent patients. Provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders to an adult neurological/respiratory compromised acute population.

Kershaw County Medical Center, Camden, SC, June 1998-July 1999.
Position: Speech-Language Pathologist
Duties: Provided assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders to adults and children in acute, sub-acute, & outpatient settings.

Nova Care, Warren, MI, July 1997-May 1998.
Position: Speech-Language Pathologist
Duties: Provided speech-language to a geriatric population.

V. Professional Organizations

Acoustical Society of America; 2003-2005
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine; 2007-present
• Stroke- Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group; 2010-present
• Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group; 2006-present
• Communications Committee; 2012-2014
American Speech-Language Hearing Association; 1997-present
• Liaison-BI-ISIG; 2009-2015
National Athletic Trainers Association; 2011-2013
Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation; 2006-2009

VI. Grants/Contracts Awarded

National Science Foundation – NSF 13-517, Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development. “MRI: Acquisition of a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator to Enhance Research and Undergraduate Education” (Principal Investigator: Kelly Jantzen; Co-Investigators: Larry Symons, Janet Finlay, McNeel Jantzen, and Michael Fraas). Awarded fall 2013. Amount: $197,530.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences – Summer Research Grant; Western Washington University. “Verbal motor processing post-concussion in high school and collegiate athletes”. Awarded summer 2013. Amount: $5000.

Center for Scholarship and Teaching – Faculty Development Grant; Elmhurst College. “Incidence and knowledge of concussion in athletes at Elmhurst College: Impact on Academic Performance” and “EEG-guided Neurofeedback to Treat Post-Concussion Syndrome in Athletes”. (Principal Investigator: Michael Fraas; Advisor to Emily Lagattuta) Awarded April 2011. Amount: $8,000.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. “Acquired Brain Injury Mentor Program” (Advisor to Amanda Bellerose) Summer 2008. Amount: $4100.

University of New Hampshire Graduate School Summer Fellowship. “Enhancing Students’ Knowledge of the Roles of Interdisciplinary Team-Members.” (Principal Investigator: Michael Fraas) Awarded April 2007. Amount: $5,230.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. “Social Communication and Quality of Life following Acquired Brain Injury” (Advisor to Katherine Steere) Summer 2007. Amount: $4100.

Undergraduate Research Award. “Enhancing Interdisciplinary Knowledge of Allied Health Students through Community Programming Experience” (Advisor to Helmi Churcher) Summer 2007. Amount: $1000.

Vice President of Research and Public Service Outreach Scholarship Fund. “Evaluating a Community-Based Rehabilitation Program for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury” (Co-investigators: Michael Fraas, Douglas Simmons, and Patricia Craig). June 2006. Amount: $13,500.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. “Focus group analysis of a community day center for adults with acquired brain injury” (Advisor to Magdalen Balz) Summer 2006. Amount: $4100.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. “Expressive Electronic Journal Writing: A Brain Injury Patient’s Freedom to Communication” (Advisor for Magdalen Balz). Summer 2005. Amount: $4100.

School of Health and Human Services: Grimes Award. (Principal Investigator: Michael Fraas). December 2004. Amount: $1000.

Beaumont Foundation of America. “Improving the quality of life for adults with brain injury through functional computer training.” (Principal Investigator. Michael Fraas) Awarded December 2004. Amount: $44, 500.

University of New Hampshire Graduate School Summer Fellowship. “Exploring the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine on speech, language, and cognitive deficits”. (Principal Investigator. Michael Fraas) Awarded April 2004. Amount: $5,000.

University of New Hampshire Instructional Technology Faculty Development Grants Program, Sponsored by the Provost’s Academic Computing Advisory Committee, “Technological Enhancement of Clinical and Academic Resources in Communication Sciences and Disorders.” (Principal investigator, Michael Fraas). Awarded December 2003. Funded: $16,487.

Summer Research Fellowship Grant, Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship Subcommittees of the University of Cincinnati Research Council, January 31, 2002, “Intelligibility testing of dysarthria in native Spanish-speaking adults.” (Principal investigator, Michael Fraas). Funded, $1700.

University of Cincinnati Institute for Global Studies and Affairs, May 2001, “Speech Pathology Program Development in Central Peru.” (Principal Investigator, Michael Fraas) Funded, $500.

Hartstein-Favorite International Development Grant, Troy Rotary Club, March 2001, “Speech Pathology Program Development in Central Peru.” (Principal Investigator, Michael Fraas) Funded, $2200.

United States Agency for International Development, Mbabane, Swaziland, Southern Africa, December 1993, “Edoropeni secondary school science lab.” (Principal Investigator, Michael Fraas) Funded, $8000.

Matching Grants for International Humanitarian Projects, Rotary International, December 1993, “Edoropeni secondary school science lab.” (Principal Investigator, Michael Fraas) Funded, $5000.

VII. Teaching Experience

Graduate Courses:

Aphasia (WWU)
Applied Neurology for Speech-Language Pathology (UNH)
Cognitive-Communication Disorders (UNH, WWU)
Dysphagia (UNH, WWU)
Professional Issues (WWU)
Graduate Thesis Mentorship (UC, UNH, WWU)

Undergraduate Courses:

Adults with Acquired Brain Injury (Elmhurst)
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (Elmhurst)
Clinical Phonetics (UC, UNH, WWU)
Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (WWU)
Introduction to Medical Settings in Speech-Language Pathology (Elmhurst)
Introduction to Neurology for Speech-Language Pathology (UC, WWU)
Organic Pathologies (UNH)
Speech Science (UC)
Sports Concussion (Elmhurst)
Undergraduate Research Experience (UNH, Elmhurst, WWU)
Building Cross-Cultural Connections: Guatemala Service Learning (WWU)

International Experience:

Global Learning/Study Abroad Program, Antigua, Guatemala (Summers 2014-2018)
English-Universidad Peruana Los Andes, Huancayo, Peru (Summer 2001)
Mathematics and Science-Edoropeni Secondary School, Nhlangano, Swaziland (January, 1993-December, 1994)

VIII. Publications

Texts and Book Chapters:

Evans, K. & Fraas, M. (2016). An interactive introduction to communication sciences and disorders. Debuque, IA: Great River Learning.

Fraas, M. (2016). Multiple unmanaged concussions in a collegiate rugby athlete. In Branski, R. & Molfender, S. (eds.). Speech Pathology Casebook. New York: Thieme.

Refereed Journals:

Cicerone, K.D., Golden, Y., Ganci, K., Rosenbaum, A., Wethe, J.V., Langenbahn, D.M., Malec, J.F., Bergquist, T.F., Kingsley, K., Nagele, D., Trexler, L., Fraas, M., Bogdanova, Y., & Harley, J.P. (2019). Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation: Systematic Review of the Literature From 2009 Through 2014. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, 100 (8), 1515-1533.

Fraas, M. & Burchiel, J. (2016). A systematic review of education programmes to prevent concussion in rugby union. European Journal of Sport Science, 16 (8), 1212-1218. doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2016.1170207.

Fraas, M. (2015). Narrative medicine: Helping to construct a new identity following acquired brain injury. Topics in Language Disorders (Special Issue): Narrative Medicine, 35 (3), 210-218. doi: 10.1097/TLD.0000000000000063.

Fraas, M., Coughlan, G., Hart, E. & McCarthy, C. (2014). Concussion knowledge and management practices among coaches and medical staff in Irish professional rugby teams. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 184:425-430. doi:10.1007/s11845-014-1137-9

Fraas, M., Coughlan, G., Hart, E. & McCarthy, C. (2014). Concussion history and reporting rates in elite Irish rugby union players. Physical Therapy in Sport, 15 (3), 136-142. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2013.08.002.

Plummer-D’Amato, P., Giuffrida, C., Eskes, G., Wallace, S., Fraas, M., Campbell, G., & Skidmore, E. (2013). Cognitive-motor interference during functional mobility after stroke: State of the science and implications for future research. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94 (2), 2565-2574.e6.

Fraas, M. (2011). Enhancing quality of life for survivors of stroke through phenomenology. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 18 (1), 40-45.

Cicerone, K.D., Langenbahn, D.M., Braden, C., Malec, J.F., Kalmar, K., Fraas, M., Felicetti, T., Laatsch, L., Harley, J.P., Bergquist, T. (2011). Evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation: Updated review of the literature from 2003 through 2008. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92 (4), 519-530.

Fraas, M. & Bellerose, A. (2010). Mentoring programme for adolescents with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 24 (1), 50-61.

Fraas, M. & Calvert, M. (2009). The use of narratives to identify characteristics leading to a productive life following acquired brain injury. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18, 315-328.

Fraas, M. & Balz, M. (2008). Electronic journal writing: Communicative freedom for adults with acquired brain injury. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 37 (2), 115-24.

Fraas, M., Balz, M., and DeGrauw, W. (2007). Meeting the long-term needs of adults with acquired brain injury through community-based programming. Brain Injury 21 (12) 1267-81.

Fraas, M. & Calvert, M. (2007). Brain injury oral history project: Helping to change attitudes and beliefs about acquired brain injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 29 (18), 1444-59.

Fraas, M. (2006). Computer-assisted name-face recall. Cognitive Technology, 11 (2), 10-16.

Fraas, M., McConn, A.M., Hull, R.A., Weiler, E.M., Sandman, D.E., & Van Vliet, L. (2005). Personality Types at 3 Universities. Hearsay: Journal of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 17, 41-45.

Fraas, M., Neils-Strunjas, J., Shidler, M., Krikorian, R., & Weiler, E. (2002). “What’s his name?” A comparison of elderly participants and undergraduate students misnamings. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 34, 155-165.

Published Abstracts:

Knapstad, S. & Fraas, M. (2016). Cognitive-motor performance under single- and dual-task conditions in individuals with LVCA. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97 (10), e74.

Hagel, A.J., Knapstad, S., Ballard, A., Zukowski, L., Plummer, P., & Fraas, M. (2015). Effect of location of stroke on dual-task interference during walking. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96, (10), e56–e57.

Fraas, M., Coughlan, G., Gissane, C., McCarthy, C., & Hart, E. (2012). Incidence, knowledge, and management of concussion in Irish rugby football union. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 93, (10). p. e27. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.08.083

DeGrauw, W., Harvey, K., & Fraas, M. (2005). SteppingStones: Redefining a model system of care for persons living with brain injury. NRCA: Re-Affirming the Role of the Rehabilitation Counselor, 10-11.

Fraas, M. & Solloway, M. (2004). The effects of complementary and alternative medicine on the speech of patients with depression. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 115, (5), 2424.

Fraas, M. & Boyce, S. (2004). Perception of Spanish, Parkinsonian speech by English listeners. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 115, (5), 2465.

Fraas, M. (2002). Intelligibility testing of dysarthria in native Spanish speaking adults. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 112, (no. 5, pt. 2), 2359.

Neils-Strunjas, J., Krikorian, R., Shidler, M., Fraas, M., Likoy, S. (2001). Recall of names and faces in an older population. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 7, 221-222.

Non-refereed Journals:

Fraas, M. & Calvert, M. (2006). Stories From a “Silent Epidemic”: Oral History Project Counters Myths About Traumatic Brain Injury. ASHA Leader 11(15), 10-11, 30.

Fraas, M. & Boyce, S. (2004). He sounded bueño to me: Misperceptions of Spanish Parkinsonian speech by English listeners. Acoustical Society of America 147th Meeting Lay Language Papers. http://www.acoustics.org/press/147th/lay_lang.html

Presentations (Invited):

Fraas, M., Langenbahn, D., & Nagele, D. (2019). Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Training. Doha, Qatar. 4-5 October, 2019.

Fraas, M., Langenbahn, D., & Wethe, J. Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Training. The 4th Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury. Washington, DC. 14-15 June, 2018.

Cicerone, K., Dawson, D., Bergquist, T., & Fraas, M. Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Training. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Pre-Conference Workshop. Atlanta, GA. 23-24 October, 2017.

Fraas, M. Evidence-Based Treatments for Cognitive Communication Disorders. Washington Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference. Bellevue, WA. 13 October, 2017.

Fraas, M. Narrative Medicine: Re-establishing Identity and Quality of Life following Acquired Brain Injury. Washington Brain Injury Association Annual Conference. Seattle, WA. 10 April 2017.

Fraas, M. Return to learn following concussion. Washington Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference. Tacoma, WA. 14 October, 2016.

Fraas, M. & Jantzen, K. Life after concussion: Return to play and learning. Neuroscience on Tap lecture series. Bellingham, WA. 1 May, 2016.

Fraas, M., Langenbahn, D., & Bergquist, T. Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Training. Bryan Health Center. Lincoln, NE. 27-28 February, 2016.

Shapiro-Rosenbaum, A., Dawson, D., & Fraas, M. Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Training. Sheppard Center. Atlanta, GA. 5-6 February, 2016.

Fraas, M. Concussion management: Considerations for safe return-to-play and return-to-learn. Lecture provided to the community of Bellingham, WA. Hosted by Corps Physio, 17 September, 2015.

Fraas, M. Concussion in the young athlete: Considerations for safe return-to-play and return-to-learn. Dean’s Lecture Series. Bellingham City Council Chambers. Bellingham, WA. 28 October, 2014.

Fraas, M., Langenbahn, D. & Trexler, L. Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Training. Sunnaas Sykehus HF Rehabilitation Hospital. Nesoddtangen, Norway; 25-26 September 2014.

Fraas, M. Concussion in Sport. Annual meeting of the Western Washington University Sport Club Program. Bellingham, WA; 14 January, 2014.

Fraas, M. An Update on Evidenced-based cognitive rehabilitation: Effective treatments for meeting the needs of adults with acquired brain injury. Invited lecture presented at the Kentucky Speech-Language and Hearing Association annual conference. Covington, KY; 11 February, 2011.

Fraas, M. Evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation: Modal, multi-modal, and holistic approaches throughout the rehabilitation continuum. Invited lecture presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association annual conference. Pittsburg, PA; 12 April, 2008.

Fraas, M. Brain injury: Orthodox and alternative approaches to assessment and treatment of cognitive function. Invited workshop presented at the Maine Speech-Language Hearing Association’s annual conference. Portland, ME; 28, October, 2005.

Fraas, M. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches to Treating Speech-Language Pathology Related Issues. Invited talk presented at the New Hampshire Speech-Language Hearing Association’s annual conference. Concord, NH; 8 April, 2005.

Presentations (Peer-Reviewed):
Fraas, M., Guernon, A., Wethe, J., Massingale, S., McLeod, T., Pardini, J., Sylvestri, B., & Wallace, B. A Whole-Person Model for Athlete Development. Symposia presented at the 98th Annual Conference of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Atlanta, GA; 23 October, 2020.

Massingale, S., Valovich McLeod, T., Wethe, J., Pardini, J., Silvestri, B., Veneziano, A., Fraas, M., Whitley, L., & Wallace, B. (2019). Athlete Development: A Whole-Person Multidisciplinary Approach to Wellbeing. Symposia presented at the 96th Annual Conference of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL; 4 November, 2019.

Knapstad, S. & Fraas, M. Cognitive-motor performance under single- and dual-task conditions in individuals with LVCA. Poster presented at the 93rd Annual Conference of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Chicago, IL;. 3 November, 2016.

Keeler, L. A., Fraas, M., DeBurgo, J. C., Turner, M., Wolch, N., & Farley, A. Which athletes are getting concussed? An examination of Big Five personality types and incidences of concussions. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Hagel, A., Knapstad, S., Ballard, A., Zukowski, L., Plummer, P., & Fraas, M. Effect of location of stroke on dual-task interference during walking. American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Denver, CO; November 17, 2015.

Hagel, A., Knapstad, S., Ballard, A., Zukowski, L., Plummer, P., & Fraas, M. Effect of location of stoke on dual-task interference during walking. American Congress of Rehabilitation. Dallas, TX; October 29, 2015.

Fraas, M., Wallace, S., Plummer-D’Amato, P., Eskes, G., and Skidmore, E. Cognitive-motor dual-task training following stroke. American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Chicago, IL; November 14, 2013.

Hinckley, J., Fraas, M., Hersh, D., Leahy, M., Ryan, F., O’Dwyer, M. Listening to the perspectives of people with communication disorders through narratives. American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Chicago, IL; November 15, 2013.

Fraas, M. “You are not who you were, be who you are”: Redefining identity following acquired brain injury. International Network of Narrative Medicine. King’s College, London, England; June 19, 2013.

Fraas, M., Coughlin, G., Hart, E., McCarthy, C., & Gissane, C. Incidence, knowledge, and management of concussion in Irish rugby union. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine/American Society of NeuroRehabilitation Conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada; October 11, 2012.

Hart, E. & Fraas, M. Concussion occurrence and knowledge in Irish rugby. Illinois Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention. Rosemont, IL; February 9, 2012.

Gottwald, S.R., Warner, R., Hartley, J., Fraas, M., Hawver, K., & M., St. Louis, K. Altering attitudes towards stuttering through oral histories. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. San Diego, CA; November 18, 2011.

Fraas, M., McCarthy, C., Coughlin, G.F., & Hart, E. Concussion occurrence and knowledge in Irish rugby union. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: 8th Annual Sports and Exercise Medicine Scientific Conference. Dublin, Ireland; 8 September, 2011.

Fraas, M. & Wendt, K. EEG Neurofeedback for the treatment of cognitive and emotional issues following traumatic brain injury. Illinois Speech-Language and Hearing Association annual convention. Rosemont, IL; February 11, 2011.

Fraas, M. & Bellerose, A. The benefits of a mentoring relationship for a Mentor and his protégé, both survivors of acquired brain injury. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA; 20 November, 2009.

Fraas, M. & Williams, J. Educating the General Public about Brain Injury. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Chicago, IL; 21 November, 2008.

Fraas, M. & Bellerose, A. Mentoring Program for Youth Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Chicago, IL; 20 November, 2008.

Churcher, H. & Fraas, M. Enhancing Interdisciplinary Knowledge of Allied Health Students through Community Programming. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Chicago, IL; 22 November, 2008.

Hardies, L., Sullivan, M.J., & Fraas, M. Outcome Measures for the New Hampshire Special Olympics Healthy Hearing Program. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Chicago, IL; 22 November, 2008.

Fraas, M. & Williams, J. Assessing methods for educating the general public about brain injury. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA; 17 November, 2007.

Fraas, M. & Calvert, M. Redefining self: Issues impacting quality of life following brain injury. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA; 17 November, 2007

Fraas, M. & Steere, K. Social communication and quality of life following acquired brain injury. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA; 17 November, 2007

Fraas, M. & O’Sullivan, J. SteppingStones: Bridging the gap between students’ theoretical and clinical knowledge. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Miami, FL; 17 November, 2006.

Fraas, M. & Calvert, M. Attitudes and beliefs about acquired brain injury. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Miami, FL; 17 November, 2006.

Fraas, M. & Wolfenden, S. Computer Assisted Name-Face Recall. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. San Diego, CA; 18 November, 2005.

Fraas, M. & Balz, M. Electronic Journal Writing: Communicative freedom for adults with brain injury. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. San Diego, CA; 18 November, 2005.

DeGrauw, W., Harvey, K., Simmons, D., & Fraas, M. SteppingStones: Expanding the continuum of care for persons living with brain injury through an innovative, post-rehabilitation, community-based, day program. Brain Injury Association of Maine Professional Conference on Brain Injury. Bangor, ME; 22 October, 2005.

DeGrauw, W., Harvey, K., & Fraas, M. SteppingStones: Redefining a model system of care for persons living with brain injury. National Rehabilitation Counseling Association Annual Professional Development Symposium. Memphis, TN; 7 October, 2005.

Fraas, M., & Solloway, M. Complementary and Alternative Treatment of Depression. Poster presented at the 2004 Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA; 18 November, 2004.

Fraas, M. & Solloway, M. The effects of complementary and alternative medicine on the speech of patients with depression. Paper presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York, New York, 23 May, 2004.

Fraas, M. & Boyce, S. Perception of Spanish, Parkinsonian speech by English listeners. Paper presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of American, New York, New York, 24 May, 2004.

Fraas, M. Dysarthria in Spanish-speaking Parkinsonians. 57th Annual OSHLA Convention. Columbus, OH; March 2003.

Fraas, M. Intelligibility testing of dysarthria in native Spanish speaking adults. The First Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics. Acoustical Society of America Annual Meeting. Cancun, Mexico; December, 2002.

Fraas, M. Intelligibility testing of dysarthria in native Spanish speaking adults: The influence of voice onset time. National Institutes on Aging, Technical Assistance Workshop on Aging Research. Boston, MA; November, 2002.

Fraas, M., Neils-Strunjas, J., Shidler, M., Krikorian, R., & Weiler, E. Cognitive style and cognitive measures used to predict success in name-recall. Graduate symposium on research at the University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH; March, 2001.

Neils-Strunjas, J., Krikorian, R., Shidler, M., Fraas, M., Likoy, S. Recall of names and faces in an older population. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL; February, 2001.

Fraas, M., Weiler, E., Van Vliet, L., Hull, R., & McConn, A. Personality types among Speech-Language Pathology students at three universities using comparison of responses on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Kiersey Temperament Sorter. Psychology Session VIII-Clinical and Personality Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Atlanta, April 21, 2000.

Fraas, M.R., Thomas, E.G., Neils-Strunjas, J., Weiler, E.M. Name-recognition in the elderly as a function of claimed memory loss. Southern Society of Philosophy and Psychology. Atlanta, GA; March, 1997.

Chaired Graduate Research Projects

Knapstad, S. Cognitive motor interference in adults with LCVA and typical comparison peers under single- and dual-task conditions. Thesis successfully defended on June 24, 2016.

Hagel, A. Effect of stroke and cognition on dual-task interference during walking. Option II Paper successfully defended on June 9, 2015.

Anspach, J. The Impact of Oral History Narratives on Recovery in Survivors of Acquired Brain Injury. Option II Paper successfully defended on August 1, 2014.

Turner, M. Impact of Concussion on Non-Word Repetition Tasks in College Athletes. Option II Paper successfully defended on August 1, 2014.

DeBurgo, J. Temporal Changes in Diadochokinetic Rate following Concussion. Option II Paper successfully defended on May 23, 2014.

Graduate Research Projects: Committee Member

Haddix, J. Aggressive and Impulsive Behavior in Concussed Athletes (Chair: Linda Keeler). Thesis successfully defended on April 25, 2017.

Hitchcock, J. (2016). Speech modifications for supporting auditory comprehension in neurologically impaired populations (Chair: Kelli Evans). Thesis successfully defended June, 2016.

Miller, T. Stuttering in the Movies: Effects on Adolescents’ Perceptions of People who Stutter (Chair: David Evans). Thesis successfully defended June, 2015.

Lewis, E. The Effects of Respiratory Muscle Strength Training on Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (Chair: Barbara Mathers-Schmidt). Thesis successfully defended on May 10, 2013.

IX. Service

Departmental Service

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Role: Assistant Professor – September 2012-2015; Associate Professor – February 2015-present.
Duties: Establish with colleagues working and collegial relationships that contribute to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the department; Develop and teach graduate and undergraduate curricula that prepares students for a career in speech-language pathology.

National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association – January 2013-Present
Role: Faculty Co-Advisor
Duties: Work with NSSLHA Executive Committee to advise decisions regarding fund raising, development of community partnerships, and service learning initiatives.

Building Cross Cultural Connections: Guatemala Services Learning Program
Role: Faculty Director
Duties: Created a program of service learning that developed cultural competence and global citizenship in undergraduate students at WWU; reviewed student applicants, conducted interviews, and selected eligible candidates (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).

Undergraduate/Graduate Advisor – 2013-Present
Duties: Advise undergraduate and graduate students on curriculum and research issues. Assist undergraduate students develop the plan of study and prepare them for successful completion of the program.

Clinical Supervisor – 2012-Present
Duties: Supervise graduate student clinicians in the WWU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic. Provide students with resources and knowledge to conduct evidence-based treatments with their clients.

Department Steward United Faculty of Western Washington – 2014-Present
Duties: Disseminate information in order to keep faculty informed of UFWW initiatives.

Faculty Search Committee – spring 2016
Duties: Assist Committee members in reviewing applicant portfolios, interviewing potential candidates, and selecting the candidate best qualified to best serve the needs of the department.

University Service

University Planning and Resources Council – September 2016 – 2017
Duties: Examine resource implications for major changes in academic programs and review the adequacy of those resources.

Academic Coordinating Commission – January 2014 – 2016
Duties: Ensure curricular coherence, set appropriate standards for student admission and progress through the curriculum, promote the assessment of learning outcomes, and enforce guidelines for graduation requirements.

Graduate Council – September 2013-2017
Duties: The charge of this committee includes: having jurisdiction over all graduate curricula and degree programs; adopting regulations for admission of students to graduate programs; adopting standards and regulations for advancement of students through graduate programs and for the awarding of all graduate degrees granted by Western Washington University.

Graduate Council – Teaching Assistant Subcommittee – 2013-2014
Duties: The TA Subcommittee is charged with making decisions relevant to workload, pay, and reappointment of teaching assistants enrolled in graduate programs at Western.

Graduate Council – Chair of the Masters In Teaching program review committee – spring 2016
Duties: Lead the review of the MIT program and identify and evaluate the strengths, challenges, opportunities, and plan, and make recommendations for program enhancements.

Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) – 2012-2013.
Duties: Engage faculty, staff, students, and community members in dialogue to better understand the learning environment at Western and to work together to make it even better.

Compass-2-Campus faculty – fall 2012.
Duties: Taught a lecture on concussion in youth sports to a group of 5th graders from Whatcom and Skagit Valley school districts.

WWU Sport Clubs – 2013-Present
Duties: Work with Assistant Director of WWU Sport Clubs, Clark Cripps, to educate athletes and coaches about concussion safety and effective injury management.

Community Service

Brain Injury Association of Washington: Bellingham Support Group – 2012-Present.
Duties: Engage group members during their monthly meetings at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Provide support to survivors of brain injury and their families/caregivers. Bring students from CSD to meetings in order to gain a valuable service learning perspective.

Alzheimer’s Society of Washington – 2013-2016.
Duties: Assist the organization with developing an outcome measures study to determine the effectiveness of their programming in meeting the needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers living in Whatcom county and surrounding communities. A service learning component for students is planned for implementation in 2015.

Professional Service

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine: Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force
Duties: Assist members of the committee conduct systematic reviews of cognitive rehabilitation; develop products that contribute to the overall knowledge of cognitive rehabilitation following acquired brain injury.

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine: Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Faculty
Duties: Conduct workshops that educate participants on how to effectively administer cognitive rehabilitation to survivors of acquired brain injury; make editorial contributions to the manual; promote the ACRM and advocate for survivors of acquired brain injury.

Stroke – Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (S-ISIG)
Role: Cognitive Task Force Co-Chair, Cognitive-Motor Interference – 2010-2014
Duties: Co-facilitate the development and implementation of research aimed at understanding the demands of cognition during motor performance in adult survivors of stroke.

Brain Injury – Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG)
Role: Member of the Communications Committee – 2013-Present
Duties: Promote the activities of the BI-ISIG through their website and social media networks.

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Role: Liaison to the BI-ISIG (2010-2014).
Duties: Update ASHA on the endeavors of the BI-ISIG as they relate to the interests and initiatives of ASHA.

Ad hoc reviewing

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2013-Present).

Research in Sports Medicine (2015-present)

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (2016-present)

British Journal of Medicine Online (2016-present)

American Journal of Speech Language Pathology (2016-present)

Sage Open Medicine (2016-present)

Stroke Research and Treatment (2017-Present)

Brain Injury (2017-Present)

Duties: Provide blind, peer review of manuscripts and make recommendations for publication.