Jeff Searl comes to the MSU Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders with a combination of clinical experience and research that can prepare students for the practice of speech and language pathology as well as research in clinical populations.
Searl served for more than a decade as full-time faculty in the Hearing and Speech Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). He also served five years on faculty at Bowling Green State University, and about seven years as a practicing speech-language pathologist at KUMC.
Searl’s faculty roles have focused almost exclusively on graduate student training at the Master’s degree level (training clinicians) and Ph.D. level (training research scientists). As a researcher, his primary areas of interest relate to understanding effort in communication in adults with head and neck cancer or with neurodegenerative diseases.
Searl relocated to mid-Michigan from Kansas City. He has two college-age children as well as two dogs. He enjoys family time, gardening, and cooking most anything—with sushi and Italian cuisine being his favorites.