Norman J. Lass, professor in the West Virginia University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, recently co-authored the 22nd book of his professional career.

“Clinical Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology” is a comprehensive text addressing topics concerning research methods for graduate students and professional speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Lass’ co-authors are Mary Pannbacker and David Irwin of Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Center.

Published by Plural Publishing (San Diego), the text is a way for students and professionals to extend their knowledge of research in communication sciences and disorders. In addition to research methodologies, the book explores funding options for grant-seeking purposes, qualitative research and research ethics.

Lass commented, “I’m hopeful this book will be a significant contribution to the literature for current as well as future investigators in communication sciences and disorders.”

In his time at WVU, Lass chaired the Department or Speech Pathology and Audiology from 1974-83, has taught coursework in the speech and hearing sciences for 44 years and was awarded the Benedum Foundation and WVU Foundation Outstanding Teacher Awards, Exxon Education Foundation Award for outstanding teaching, College of Human Resources and Education Outstanding Teacher Award, and Golden Apple Awards for Outstanding Teaching from the WVU Chapter of Golden Key International Honor Society.

Included in his resume are more than 150 publications in national/international journals, 18 chapters in books and monographs, as well as more than 250 papers presented at professional meetings. He is also a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.



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