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Mary Gordon-Brannan, Ph.D., Professor Emerita

Contact Information:

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

Phone: 503.725.3546

Areas of Expertise:

  • Assessment & Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders in Children
  • Intelligibility Measures
  • Phonological Treatment Approaches
  • Tactile-Kinesthetic Treatment Approaches


  • Ph.D., Communicative Disorders & Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
  • M.S., Speech & Hearing Therapy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • B.S., Speech & Hearing Therapy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


Past Courses Taught:

  • SPHR 370:  Phonetics & Acoustics
  • SPHR 371:  Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing 
  • SPHR 380:  Disorders of Communication I (now Language Disorders)
  • SPHR 464:  Speech Sound Disorders in Children
  • SPHR 496/596: Introduction to Clinical Management 
  • SPHR 498/598: Speech-Language Practicum 
  • SPHR 554:  Advanced Speech Sound Disorders 
  • SPHR 583: Clinical Procedures in School and Medical Settings
  • SPHR 592: Seminar: Speech-Language Pathology in Schools 

Curriculum Vitae



Mary Gordon-Brannan is a professor emerita at Portland State University and served on the faculty in the Speech & Hearing Sciences Program from 1972 to 2002 in the roles of clinical supervisor, professor, Program Director, and Acting Department Chair. During winter, 2003, she taught at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Prior to working at PSU, she practiced as a speech-language pathologist in public schools in Minnesota and Oregon. She is the co-author of a major textbook in articulation/phonological disorders, Clinic Management of Articulatory and Phonological Disorders (3rd ed.). Her primary areas of teaching and research include articulation/phonological disorders, phonetics, intelligibility, and articulation/phonological treatment efficacy. Over the years, she was active in both state and national professional associations. Mary has made several presentations at professional conferences, as well as workshops and inservice presentations across the country. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and received honors of the Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Mary currently serves on the advisory board for the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department. She is also involved in voluntary activities for the University primarily through the Retirement Association of Portland State (RAPS).