Meet the Office of Graduate Studies Staff
Ruth Huntley Bahr, Ph.D.
Phone: (813) 974-7359
The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Ruth Bahr as our new Assistant Dean.
Dr. Bahr is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, specializing in speech/voice production and spelling development. She recently edited the Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders (published May, 2015). In addition, she is the author of numerous articles and book chapters dealing with research issues including between and within speaker variability in forensic situations, the nature of phonological representations in dialect speakers and second language learners, and patterns of misspelling in typically developing children and those with various learning disabilities. She comes to the Office of Graduate Studies having just served as Graduate Program Director for the Speech-Language Pathology program. Dr. Bahr also served for five years on the Graduate Council, including three years as Chair of the Graduate Council's Policy Committee. You can learn more about Dr. Bahr from her website.
Dr. Bahr steps into this position with the departure of Dr. Peter Harries, who leaves us to become Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School at North Carolina State. We all wish him well and extend our thanks for his years of service to graduate studies at the University of South Florida.
Download the Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Bahr