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Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Department Chair

Contact Information:

Speech & Hearing Sciences Department
PO Box 751
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Office Location:  Neuberger Hall 70
Phone: 503.725.3230
Toll Free:  1.800.547.8887 x3230

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Assessment & Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders in Monolingual & Bilingual Children
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Cultural & Linguistic Diversity and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Phonetics
  • Typical Speech Development in Monolingual & Bilingual Children


  • Ph.D., Communication Sciences & Disorders, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • B.A., German, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon


  • SPHR 370 - Phonetics & Acoustics
  • SPHR 464 - Speech Sound Disorders in Children
  • SPHR 540 - Multicultural Topics in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • SPHR 541 - Bilingual Topics
  • SPHR 554 - Advanced Speech Sound Disorders: Theories & Application


- Co-leads the Education Abroad for SLPs in Ecuador (with Clinic Director Claudia Meyer) 

- Co-coordinates the Bilingual Concentration (with Clinic Director Claudia Meyer and Dr. Maria Kapantzoglou)

- Oversees the website, a resource on multicultural topics for speech-language pathologists 

Curriculum Vitae



Dr. Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann's teaching and research interests include typical and atypical speech development in monolingual and bilingual children from birth to 6, assessment and intervention for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, childhood apraxia of speech, and speech-language pathology practices in different cultural settings. She worked as a bilingual SLP in the Texas public schools prior to becoming a professor.  Before becoming an SLP, she spent many years in international education, including 5 years studying, teaching, conducting research, and advising US and international students in Germany and Ecuador. She came to PSU in 2002.