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Jessica Rossi-Katz, Ph.D., CCC-A

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. - The Bhagavad GitaWas there an “a-ha” moment when you deided to become a professor? 

When I was 9, my mom gave me the teacher’s edition of a biological sciences textbook.  I spent hours after school, at a chalkboard in my family’s laundry room, teaching “students” with that book.

Can you summarize your teaching philosophy in three sentences or less?

My discipline – communication and its disorders – is rooted in social connectedness and the consequences of communicative disconnects. I see my role as providing different opportunities for students to connect class concepts with the experiences of the individual, the profession and society at large.




The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.  Jacques Yves Cousteau


What are you most proud of in your professional career?

I take pride in coupling the art and science of communication in my teaching and scholarship.  In my classes, I connect students to scientific concepts through creative expression.  In my scholarship, I look to the performing arts as an innovative way to deliver information and enrich clinical practice. 

Dr. Rossi-Katz in the classroom!

Jessica Rossi-Katz speaking to the whole class

Jessica Rossi-Katz speaking to the whole class












Students and Jessica talking directly with each other in understanding

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