Briona Daugherty’s (MS-SLP ’22) speech-language pathology (SLP) path began on board a cruise ship. Daugherty graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in theatrical performance. She studied opera and musical theater, originally wanting to be a touring singer for Broadway-style shows. After spending time as a professional singer in Las Vegas and New York City, she began a career performing on cruise ships, including five years in China, Japan, Korea and Thailand. The longer she worked on cruise ships, the more she aided other vocalists in adjusting to life onboard. This included helping entertainment employees maintain their voices for more than two hours a night in a 2,000-seat theater. After witnessing Read more
Dr. Mathews has more than 20 years of experience in acute care, long term-acute care, skilled nursing facility and outpatient settings and more than 10 years of full-time experience teaching and administrating for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.
Dr. Mathews is committed to fostering critical thinking through safe workspaces and presenting challenging situations to prepare students for clinical practice.