Lissa A. Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F
Lissa A. Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, is a professor in the communication sciences and disorders program at Longwood University in Virginia. Among the courses she teaches is public school methods, which focuses on supporting children's mastery of the language expectations of the Common Core State Standards. In her clinical role at Longwood, she has collaborated with local school districts for service delivery.
Prior to joining the faculty at Longwood, Dr. Power-deFur worked at the Virginia Department of Education in special education, student services, and policy, where she first developed her interest in analyzing the language and communication expectations of the general curriculum. She regularly presents at both the state and national level on the integration of education standards into intervention for students with speech-language impairment.
Dr. Power-deFur received her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in speech-language pathology at the University of Virginia. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia, and regularly volunteers for the profession. Dr. Power-deFur has served as a state education advocacy leader and as a member of numerous education-related committees at ASHA. She is the ASHA 2014-2016 vice president of standards and ethics in speech-language pathology. Additionally, she received The ASHA Leader Outstanding Service Award for her 2011 article on special education eligibility.