G. Paul Moore Lecture INTRODUCTION


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Biography: Linda M. Carroll, PhD CCC-SLP ASHA/F

Dr. Linda M Carroll is an internationally-recognized voice clinician with over 35-year experience as a rehabilitation specialist, treating patients who have high voice use demands, complicated voice issues, or severe dysphonia. Raised near the coast of Maine, she began as an accomplished coloratura soprano, expanded to the realm of voice teaching, and then expanded to the field of voice laboratory instrumentation before embarking on degrees in speech-language pathology and voice science. She was also a contestant in the Miss America Pageant

Dr. Carroll holds a Bachelor of Music (BM) in voice performance and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in music education from the University of Maine. She also holds 3 degrees from Columbia University – MS in Speech and Language Pathology, and MPhil and PhD in Applied Speech Science.  In 2014, Dr. Carroll was named Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for achievement in the areas of Clinical Service, Research/Publications, and Service/Leadership, and in 2019 received the Distinguished Clinical Service Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In 2020, she received the coveted “G Paul Moore Lectureship” from The Voice Foundation. Dr. Carroll mentors many clinicians and has over 300 invited lectures and 55 publications on use of clinical voice measures, management of the injured and/or post-operative voice, and assessment of dysphonia. As a researcher, Dr Carroll was the recipient of Best Basic Science Paper published in the Journal of Voice in 2018.

She was the Inaugural Program Director and Professor of the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology at Yeshiva University (New York, NY), past Research Scientist for the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, and has held faculty positions at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery), The University of Iowa (Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology), New York University (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Pace University (Communication Studies and Sciences), and at The New School University (The Actors Studio MFA Program). Since 2008, Dr. Carroll serves as Senior Voice Scientist in the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) and is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of New Hampshire.

In her private practice, Dr. Carroll treats performers from The Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, leading jazz singers, and pop/rock performers (her students have over 50 Grammy nominations), as well as broadcasters, teachers, lawyers and politicians. Because of her aerodynamic background, she also treats dyspnea in FDNY first responders. Her unique background, acute perceptual skills, knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the normal and injured voice, as well as her extensive clinical experience places Dr. Carroll at the top of her field.

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