David L. Maxwell, PhD
Dr. Maxwell has held teaching, consulting and research positions in numerous medical and educational institutions including the : Department of Behavioral Neurology of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center and Massachusetts General Hospital; Boston University Medical School; Boston University Graduate School of Dental Medicine; Institute for the Correction of Facial Deformities, University Hospital; New England Medical Center; and the Cognitive Behavioral Assessment Unit of the Douglas Thom Clinic. His research has spanned a range of topics including communication and learning disorders that have a neurological basis or that stem from malformations, stuttering and related fluency disorders and, more recently, the use of probability statistics to improve the accuracy of diagnostic tests. He is the author or co-author of three text books including: Theory of Probability for Clinical Diagnostic Testing (1993), Ron John; Research and Statistical Methods in Communication Disorders (1997), Williams & Wilkin; and Research and Statistical Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders(2006), Delmar Learning. His administrative appointments have included Head of Speech Pathology at Boston Naval Hospital; Associate Director of the Institute for the Correction of Facial Deformities, Boston University Graduate School of Dental Medicine; Director of the Craniofacial Studies Program at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center and Massachusetts General Hospital; Acting Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders at Emerson College, Acting Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Emerson College, and Dean of the Faculty at Emerson College. Presently, he is a member of the faculty at Emerson College and teaches courses in anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing, and research and statistical methods, brain and human behavior, and origin and evolution of life.