Dr. Chris Gaskill
Dr. Chris Gaskill is an associate professor and clinical supervisor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Montevallo.
Prior to coming to UM, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at The University of Alabama. Dr. Gaskill holds a B.A. in physics from Rhodes College, an M.M. in Choral Conducting from Emory University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from The University of Tennessee.
His interest in this field grew out of a love for both science and singing, and he started as an undergraduate at Rhodes where he wrote his interdisciplinary senior paper on the acoustics of the singing voice. After completing his music degree at Emory, he pursued his training in speech pathology with the goal of becoming a specialist in voice disorders and professional voice rehabilitation. After working for five years in Knoxville, Tenn. as a medical speech pathologist in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation, he returned to UT to complete his doctoral training as a vocologist (clinical and singing voice specialist). He supervises graduate students in the treatment of adult clients with a variety of disorders at UM’s Speech and Hearing Center and conducts a voice therapy clinic with a graduate student each semester at UAB’s Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham.
Dr. Gaskill has published articles in Journal of Voice and Journal of Singing on the topics of semi-occluded vocal tract voice therapy techniques and the use of vocal dosimetry to monitor voice use in singers and teachers. He is a peer-reviewer of articles in the area of voice for The Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.