Meghan Savage, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is the Interim Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program on the Austin, TX campus at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She joined the University in June 2018 as an inaugural core faculty member and has assisted in the development of the program.
Dr. Savage earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2004 from Hendrix College in Conway, AR. She completed her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2007 from Louisiana State University. In 2012, she earned her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with an emphasis in Neurogenic Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Savage has practiced as a speech-language pathologist since 2007 and worked clinically with pediatric and adult populations. Her research interests are in adult neurogenic communication disorders, and specifically in conversational treatments with people with aphasia and their conversation partners. She also has a passion for interprofessional education and collaborative practice teaching and research. She has presented at the local, state, national and international level and has published book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in journals such as “Aphasiology, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders and Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology.” She has also directed several master’s theses and mentored students through the research process.
Dr. Savage teaches the adult neurogenic disorders, motor speech and cognitive-communication disorders, research and evidence-based practice, and integrated knowledge in skills in speech-language pathology. She serves on the Board for the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS). Furthermore, Dr. Savage actively participates in service at the University. She founded and facilitated a monthly community stroke support group at a local hospital and has served as a founding board member for a nonprofit pediatric clinic. Dr. Savage is the recipient of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences’ 2020 Board Excellence ‘Student First’ Award.