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Stephanie Gaslin, M.F.A., Graduate Teaching Assistant

Contact Info:                                                                            

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

Office Location: Neuberger Hall 79
Email: sgaslin@pdx.edu

Courses Taught:

  • SPHR 262 Voice & Diction
  • SPHR 409 Voice & Diction Rater

Education:

  • B.A., Theatre, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
  • M.F.A., Acting, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Post-Bacc, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • M.S., Candidate, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Portland State University, Portland, OR

 

Curriculum Vitae:
 

Background

Stephanie is excited to be teaching Voice and Diction here at Portland State University. She began her professional journey an actor, dialect/voice coach, teaching artist and a Founding Member of professional local theatre company Third Rail Repertory Theatre. While pursuing her MFA in Acting at Ohio University in 1997, she was honored to teach two courses of ‘Voice and Speech’ to undergraduate communication majors as a part of her Graduate Assistantship. The voice has been an ongoing theme in her life. As a child, she found herself instinctively interested in the human voice, sound, breath and rhythm.  She is a naturally talented singer, which led her to her interest in theatre, specifically voice and speech. To date, she has worked with over 125 individuals in 35 professional theatre productions, both as a one-on-one coach and in groups, guiding acquisition of a dialect and voice work, as well as accent modification. Her eclectic voice and speech training in the theatre has aided her in working with many different types of learners but did not prepare her to work with individuals struggling with a disorder. This lack of knowledge inspired her to explore the science of communication. Love and enthusiasm for voice and speech have been a constant in Stephanie’s life. Her interest is in, when someone loses their ability to use their unique voice, how can she serve them to find their new voice. Her previous teaching experience, voice and speech theatre training, as well as her Portland State University academic experiences in speech and hearing sciences has given her a solid foundation to pass on academic knowledge as well as professional voice and speech experience. She will be  finishing up her graduate training at the NW Clinic for Voice and Swallowing at OHSU in Winter 2014 and looking forward to working with her students for the next two terms. She also is a proud mother of a 6-year old boy who is anxiously waiting for her to complete graduate school.