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Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


University of the Pacific, School of Health Sciences


3200 5th Avenue, Sacramento, California 95817

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Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Jeannene Ward-Lonergan, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific (Pacific). She recently held the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, and she is the Co-Founder of the Language-Literacy Center at Pacific. Dr. Ward-Lonergan has served as a member of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) Foundation Board, the Ambassador for CSHA to the Decoding Dyslexia California organization, and as the CSHA Representative for the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group. Dr. Ward-Lonergan has also served as a member of CSHA’s Literacy Task Force and is the first author of their position paper/resource guide. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses, published research articles, book chapters, and presented numerous workshops in the areas of language disorders, expository discourse, dyslexia, language-learning disabilities, and supporting literacy through written language intervention in school-age children and adolescents.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity/Bilingual Speakers/English as a Second Language
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Language/Learning Disabilities
  • Literacy: Reading/Dyslexia
  • Literacy: Writing/Spelling

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Ages of Emphasis:

  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • Middle School/High School (Grades 7–12)