Dr. Mary E. Reynolds received her PhD in Communication Disorders from Ohio University. Prior to becoming the Director of Academic Assessment at Marshall University, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in research methods, language development and disorders in children and adolescents, and fluency disorders across the lifespan. She has conducted research in the areas of synthesized speech intelligibility and comprehension, working memory in children with specific language impairment, and the relationship between language and literacy, especially in children from Appalachia.
Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.
Dr. Reynolds currently chairs the Marshall University Assessment Committee, the Assessment Day Steering Committee, and the West Virginia Higher Education Assessment Council. Her goal is to assist all members of the Marshall and statewide communities in building strong assessment programs that result in continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
Outside of the university she enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick, and is very proud of her two sons, Colin and Owen.