Professor Christopher Dromey has begun service as the new chair of the Department of Communication Disorders in the McKay School of Education. In July Dromey replaced retir­ing department chair Martin Fujiki. 

Dromey first served as department chair from 2009 to 2015. "Dromey puts teaching high on his priority list, but he is also an exceptional researcher and is very well-known in his field and across the country," Dean Mary Anne Prater said. 

Of his appointment, Dromey said, "I am happy to serve as the department chair in Communication Disorders."

Dromey also said that the market for speech-language pathologists is grow­ing, and he hopes to expand the program to accept more applicants. 

Dean Prater said that she has been impressed by Dromey's support of fac­ulty and their advancement as well as by his knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of students.