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Dr. David L. Jones|Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. David L. Jones
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. David L. JonesDavid Jones is the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

A graduate of Westminster College (New Wilmington, Pa., 1980) with a B.S. in biology and the University of Iowa with a M.A. (1983) and Ph.D. (1987) in speech pathology, David joined UW in 2001 as Associate Professor in the Division of Communication Disorders. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2005, and he has been Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Health Sciences since 2007.  Previously, he was Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Indiana University.  He began his career as a research scientist in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa.

David has published primarily in the area of assessment and treatment of speech disorders related to cleft palate and velopharyngeal dysfunction.  He currently teaches an undergraduate course on the anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing, and a graduate course on voice disorders.  He was awarded the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award in 2005, and he has been the recipient of numerous Mortar Board 'Top Prof' Awards.  He is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.  He has served as a section editor for the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, a member of the board of directors for the Cleft Palate Foundation, and a member of executive council for the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

In addition to his academic and scholarly work, David has devoted much of his career to clinical service to children and families affected by cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies.  He was an integral member of interdisciplinary cleft palate-craniofacial teams at the University of Iowa and Indiana University, and he currently serves on the Wyoming State Cleft Palate Team.

His interests include music and tennis, and he enjoys coaching youth basketball and tennis.  He shares a home with his wife, Mary.  They have one daughter.

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