Geralyn Schulz – LSVT Global – Grants Coordinator

Dr. Schulz is the Grant Coordinator for LSVT Global; she oversees all aspects of the LSVT Small Student Grant program for graduate students in Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy from preparing submission guidelines, soliciting submissions, through soliciting reviewers and the awarding of grants. She also is involved in an LSVT research project investigating the speech intelligibility of individuals with Parkinson’s disease in noise following voice or articulation treatment. Dr. Schulz received her PhD from the University of MD in 1994. She worked at the National Institutes of Health as a research speech pathologist for 13 years, taught at the University of FL for 5 years and then returned to the DC area to chair the department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at the George Washington University (2000-2007). She was Associate Dean for Research at GW (2007-2014) where among other duties she administered several yearly internal grant competitions, and is now back in her home department where she has resumed teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research has concentrated on the neurophysiology of the speech, voice and language problems in Parkinson’s Disease and the effect of various surgical interventions for PD voice, speech, & language. Her current research focus investigates the efficacy of providing SLP services remotely (TeleRehabilitation) vs traditionally (face-to-face). She is also serving as the Perspectives Editor for the ASHA Special Interest Group on TelePractice.