Violet O Cox, Ph.D., MLS.CCC-SLP
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: IM 313
 Phone: 216-687-6909
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. IM 313, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Speech-language Pathology, Kent State University, 2009
M.S., Speech-language Pathology, Columbia University, 1984
B.A., English/Linguistics, University of the West Indies, 1977
B.A., Education, Erdiston Teachers' College, 1972
M.S., Law -Masters of Legal Studies, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 2016
Brief Bio:
    Dr. Cox is currently an Associate Professor at Cleveland State University, and Director of the Voice and Swallowing Lab in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders also at Cleveland State University. Dr. Cox graduated from Columbia University New York with a Master of Science in Speech-language Pathology, and a PhD in Neurogenic Communication Disorders from Kent State University, Kent Ohio. Additionally, Dr. Cox also graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law with a Masters of Legal Studies. Dr.Cox specializes in voice, swallowing and adult language disorders. Her line of research covers  Rare diseases that cause Dysphagia; Burning Mouth Syndrome in Parkinson's disease and its affects on swallowing; Aerodynamics and Dysphagia. Dr. Cox is a specialst in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow (FEES) as well as in Videostroboscopy. She provides semiars in the training of SLPs in both FEES and Videostroboscopy. Currently Dr. Cox is conducting two lines of research (1) Vocal Fold Closure Pattern of Trained and Untrained singers; and the incidence and Prevalence of Parkinson's disease in Minority groups. Dr.Cox is the author of the textbook "Rare Disorders that Cause Dysphagia." In addition to her work at Cleveland State University, Dr. Cox still finds time for Community Service. She is a member of the Ohio Parkinson's Foundation Board where she serves as secretary. She has been a practicing Speech-language Pathologist for over 25 years in New York and in Cleveland Ohio. She has been an invited speaker for national organizations such as the National Parkinson's Association, National Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, National Myositis Convention, and has presented her work at Conventions such as The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the National Black Speech Language Hearing Association (NBSLHA).
Research Interests:

A. Cleveland State University Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

2022 Masters thesis Mentor and Committee Chair for Faatin Bryant: The Parents
         Journey into the World of Cochlear Implants.
2022 Masters thesis Mentor and Committee Chair for Alexandra Georges: ┬┐The Nature of
         Word Errors and Response Time in Persons with Aphasia.
2022 Masters thesis Mentor and Committee Chair for Emily Mingus: Do Patients with
         Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) exhibit Vocal Fold manifestations in
         Physical and Acoustical presentations?
2022 Undergraduate Honors Communication Sciences & Disorders Mentor and Committee
         Chair for Connor Mahon: Acoustic Parameters and Instrumental Assessment of the
         Transmasculine Voice.
2021     Masters thesis Mentor and Committee Chair for Blair Taylor: The Psychosocial
         Effects of Cleft Lip and Palate.
2021 Masters thesis Mentor and Committee Chair for Emilee Witt: Is Hearing Loss
         over-diagnosed due to Impaired Cognition in Elderly Patients?
2021 Masters thesis Mentor and Committee Chair for Kiera Byrne: The Effects of
         COVID-19 on Clinical and Academic Instruction in Speech and Hearing Programs."
2021 Masters thesis Mentor and Committee Chair for Lindsay Mark: The Role of the
         Speech-language pathologist in the treatment of patients with Percutaneous
         Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tubes."
2021 Masters thesis Mentor and Committee Chair for Ashley Cochran: The Nature of
         Dysphagia in COVID-19 patients from the Speech-language pathologist's
Teaching Areas:
NEUROGENIC COMMUNICATION DISORDERS: Dysphagia, Voice disorders, Aphasia, Motor Speech Disorders; Anatomy and Physiology of Speech & Hearing Mechanism; Research & Design.
Professional Affiliations:
American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA)
National Black Speech-language & Hearing Association (NBSLHA)
Professional Experience:
Coordinator -Speech & Hearing Department, Cleveland Clinic Health System

Cleveland State University - Senior Lecturer; Associate Professor
Community Service:
Ohio Parkinson's Foundation Northeast Board (OPFNE) - member