Skip to main content
Intellect

Christopher Dromey new chair of Department of Communication Disorders

K. Richard Young, dean of the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University, recently announced the appointment of Christopher Dromey as chair of the Department of Communication Disorders. Dromey replaces David McPherson, who has led the department since its inception nearly 13 years ago.

“I am profoundly grateful to David McPherson,” said Dromey, a professor of communication disorders and former chair of the university’s Institutional Review Board. “He has been so helpful and has really set the tone within the department. To take over from someone so experienced gives me pause.”

“I respect the dean and his associates and am looking forward to learning from them,” said Dromey. “I am keen to see our department continue to improve in teaching and scholarship.”

During McPherson’s time as chair, the department has been ranked in the top 100 programs in the United States. “That has been quite a challenge, but it is to the credit of the faculty,” McPherson said.

Since the department was formed, 100 percent of its graduate students have received job placements. “And, during that same time, 100 percent of all our students have passed the national exam at or above the 75th percentile,” McPherson said.

Dromey received a bachelor’s degree from BYU, a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He joined the BYU faculty in 2000 following an appointment as an assistant professor and speech scientist at the University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital.

For more information, contact Christopher Dromey at (801) 422-6461.

Writer: Roxanna Johnson

Dromey, Christopher 001.jpg

Related Articles
data-content-type="article"
September 25, 2020
Dr. Eggington has had plenty of exciting moments as a forensic linguist. What he really cares about—why he became a linguistics professor to begin with—is using his knowledge of language to help others.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
September 23, 2020
BYU student- and faculty-run weather station sees record-high temperatures and little rain this summer.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
September 09, 2020
A collaborative album between the BYU Chamber Orchestra and Broadway superstar Lea Salonga, “The Story of My Life: Lea Salonga Live from Manila,” recently received the 2020 BroadwayWorld Album Award for Best New EP/Solo Release.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=