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Melissa W. Edrich, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Melissa Edrich
Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Speech Language Pathology
Director, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program, Speech Language Pathology
Associate Professor, Speech Language Pathology
(954) 262-7782


  • Doctor of Education, Nova Southeastern University
  • Master of Science, Nova Southeastern University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Edrich is the Department Chair and the Director for the Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP). In the role of Chair, she oversees all three SLP programs in the department. In addition, she manages the day-to-day operations of the MS-SLP Program. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level online and face-to-face courses and also supervises graduate student clinicians completing their clinic semesters at NSU’s Speech-Language Pathology Clinic. Her area of clinical expertise include diagnosing and treating clients with neurological disorders. She often works with adult clients who present with communication and cognitive deficits secondary to experiencing a neurological event such as a traumatic brain injury or a cerebral vascular accident.

Dr. Edrich holds a Florida state license and ASHA certification. She has been an active participant in the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA) for the past 25 years and served as President 2010-2011. Dr. Edrich is also involved in her national organization, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She served a three-year term as the Florida representative of the Speech Language Pathology Advisory Council 2015-2018 and is currently the Associate Coordinator of ASHA’s Special Interest Group 11 (Administration and Supervision).

Dr. Edrich presents annually at the ASHA and FLASHA conventions on the topic of clinical supervision. In 2016-2017, Dr. Edrich presented on the need for supervisory education and supervising the marginal student. In July, 2018, she presented in Naples, Florida at the FLASHA convention on the topic of supervision and diversity. In November, 2018, she presented a one hour short course titled, "Diversity in Clinical Supervision: Respecting the Individual Differences of your Supervisee," at the ASHA Convention in Boston, MA. In November 2019, she was invited to present a one-hour short course titled, “Imagine Yourself and Impactful Supervisor at the ASHA Convention in Orlando, FL. In 2020, Dr. Edrich was invited to present online for the ASHA Signature Series, “Attn Supervisors: Reframe Your Thinking About Cultural Diversity!” In 2021, Dr. Edrich presented at the FLASHA Annual Convention in Orlando, FL, "Envisioning Yourself as an Effective Supervisor” and was an invited speaker at the CAPCSD Virtual Annual Conference on the topic of, "An Innovative Look at Assessment and Evaluation of Clinical Educators".

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