New Faculty Spotlight: Tanya Myrick

Sept. 11, 2020

This is part of a New Faculty Spotlight series in which we introduce all new faculty members for the 2020-2021 academic year. See the full list of new faculty

What is your title with Health Professions?

Assistant Clinical Professor

What classes are you teaching this semester?

This semester, I’ll be supervising graduate students in the MU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

What do you love about teaching?

I have enjoyed mentoring and supervising graduate students and speech pathologists new to the field for years. This is what attracted me to the position at Mizzou.

Tell us a bit about yourself! What’s your background?

I have 27 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist. I have worked in a variety of settings (children’s hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, public schools, clinics), but I spent the majority of my career in the public school setting.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I have recently tried my hand at gardening and I love it! I also enjoy traveling and my book club. I also foster dogs.

What brought you to Mizzou?

Working in the MU Speech and Hearing Clinic is a tremendous opportunity. I was honored to be a part of such a well-recognized faculty and program across the state.

Tell us about your research interests/area of focus. What made you interested in this area within your field?

I became interested in the field of speech pathology because of the flexibility. I can work in a variety of settings and with diverse age groups.

What are you most excited about in regards to the upcoming semester/working at Mizzou/your research?

This is my second semester at Mizzou, but my first on campus. I am excited to be on campus learning about the Mizzou community and how I can contribute.