Profiled Faculty: Maryellen Liening, M.A., CCC-SLP


Maryellen Liening, M.A., CCC-SLP

Maryellen Liening began teaching at WSU in 2009 as a Clinical Instructor. Since then she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Voice Disorders, Craniofacial Disorders, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Language, Language and Phonological Disorders, and Writing-intensive Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. She has provided clinical supervision of SLP graduate student clinicians in the Head Start, PLAY, STEPSS and Out-Patient programs, as well as through the Craniofacial Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She is a Detroit native and WSU Alumna and has worked in Detroit for over 30 years.

As a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with specialized knowledge in cleft palate, Ms. Liening has given several presentations to interns in the departments of Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery and Orthodontia at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Health Care System. She has presented at annual conferences for the Michigan Cleft Palate Association. Also, she has supervised CSD student research projects.

Ms. Liening has had numerous service assignments and is the CSD continuing education unit (CEU) administrator. When asked about her job, she noted: “Observing the students grow from undergraduate students to students in the clinic, and eventually clinicians in the field is very rewarding. Being a part of this program at WSU is a great experience.”

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