Chancellor's Faculty Teaching Award
Distinguished Recipients, 2008- 2009
Thomas W. Guyette, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Audiology and Speech Pathology Department
Tom Guyette is professor and chairman of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Department in the College of Health Related Professions at UAMS. He holds a joint appointment at UALR’s Audiology and Speech Pathology Department and oversees the Master’s and doctoral audiology programs.
Dr. Guyette did his undergraduate work at the University of Missouri-Columbia and started his graduate education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he earned his M.S. degree in Speech Pathology. Subsequently, he moved to the University of Kansas-Lawrence where in 1986 he completed his Ph.D degree in Speech Pathology. He held a number of academic appointments at University of Kansas Medical Center, Rush University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Marquette University prior to joining the faculty at UAMS in 2001.Dr. Guyette has over 40 peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews predominantly surrounding his research interests in the aerodynamics of speech, measurement of nasal resistance and breathing, structurally based speech disorders, and feeding problems of children with craniofacial anomalies.
Consistent throughout his career is a significant commitment to education. Since coming to UAMS, Dr. Guyette has served as a course director for such courses as Craniofacial Speech Problems, Speech Mechanisms, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, and Phonological/Articulation Disorders in addition to mentoring students in independent research. He has served as advisor to over 50 students in Audiology and Speech Pathology. In 2004, Dr. Guyette was the driving force in the efforts to establish a joint Ph.D. program in Communication Sciences and Disorders between UAMS, UALR and the University of Central Arkansas. Approved in 2006, this program now has 15 doctoral students, with 4 Ph.D. candidates scheduled to graduate in 2010. Dr. Guyette is currently a major advisor to one these candidates and serves on a number of these student’s graduate committees.