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Faculty
Faculty

Alaina S. Davis

Assistant Professor

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • School of Communications

Education & Expertise

Education

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ph.D.
Howard University
2014

Speech-Language Pathology

M.S.
Southern University and A&M College
2009

Communication Disorders

B.A.
University of Houston
2005

Expertise

Speech-Language Pathology

Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion

Cognitive-Communication Disorders

Executive Functions and Working Memory

Cultural Competence in Assessment and Treatment

Right Hemisphere Disorder

Aphasia

Dementia

Dysphagia

Academics

Academics

COSD 467: Tests & Measurements

COSD 557: Tests & Measurments

COSD 561: Neurogenic Language Disorders

COSD 567: Neurogenic Speech Disorders

COSD 569: Medical SLP

COSD 570: Dysphagia

COSD 607: Communication Disorders in Aging

COSD 612: Communication Disorders in Traumatic Brain Injury

COSD 769: Neuro and Cognitive Foundations (Doctoral)

COSD 771: Seminar in Aging (Doctoral)

COSD 774: Seminar in Traumatic Brain Injury (Doctoral)

Research

Research

Specialty

Cognitive-Communication Disorders Associated with Sport-related Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury

Accomplishments

Accomplishments

2021 Provost's Distinguished Service Award

(2019) Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists - Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer

2019 HU Summer Research Fellowship

Verbal Reasoning, Working Memory, and Learning Strategies in Student-Athletes With and Without Concussion

2018-2019 Hughes/Liggins Fund

2018 Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy

2018 HU Summer Research Fellowship

The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Role in Increasing Knowledge and Attitudes of Athletes on Cognitive-Communication Symptoms Associated with Concussion

2017-2018 Hughes/Liggins Fund

2017 HU Summer Research Retreat

Related Articles

(2020) Shifting the mindset of racism through cognitive learning styles in communication sciences & disorders

Davis, A. S. & Stanford, S. (2020) Shifting the mindset of racism through cognitive learning styles in communication sciences & sisorders. Journal of the National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 15(3), 87-97.

(2020) Still sitting at the back of the bus: Black communication sciences & disorders academicians surviving in a system of bias and prejudice

Stanford, S. & Davis, A. S. (2020) Still sitting at the back of the bus: Black communication sciences & disorders academicians surviving in a system of bias and prejudice. Journal of the National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 15(3), 95-97.

(2016) Significance of concussions in Hawaii: From land to sea.

Cifu, D. X., Uchima, O. K., Davis, A. S., Lower, A. E., Jin, J. L., & Lew, H. L. (2016). Significance of concussions in Hawaii: From land to sea. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 75(9), 262-265.

(2016) Cultural familiarity of figurative expressions from three music genres in African American adults

Davis, A. S., Wright-Harp, W., Lucker, J., Payne, J. C., & Campbell, A. (2016). Cultural familiarity of figurative expressions from three music genres in African American adults. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 43, 238- 254.    

(2014) Traumatic brain injury. In Adult neurogenic language disorders: Assessment and treatment - An ethnobiological approach, 2nd Ed.

Payne, J. C., Wright-Harp, W., & Davis, A. S. (2014). Traumatic brain injury. In J. C. Payne, Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders: Assessment and Treatment–An Ethnobiological Approach. 2nd ​Edition (pp. 175-264). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.