Ken M. Bleile, PhD
Ken M. Bleile, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Northern Iowa. Throughout the past several years, Dr. Bleile has also served as a visiting scholar at universities in Turkey, Singapore, Russia, and New Zealand. During the summers, he often leads study abroad groups that provide speech and language services to children in orphanages and schools in developing countriesmost recently in Nicaragua. Dr. Bleile is a recipient of Iowas Regents Scholar Award and the Multicultural Boards Diversity Champion Award, and is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). He serves as an associate editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and is the former chair of ASHAs International Issues Board. Dr. Bleile publishes widely on speech development, international issues, as well as communication disorders in children with medical needs and developmental disabilities.