Dr. Regina Lemmon Bush, Columbia College’s chairperson for the online speech language pathology Bachelor of Arts program, is a 2019 recipient of the SCICU Excellence In Teaching award. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. from Columbia College.
Dr. Lemmon has been on the Columbia College faculty for four years. In that short time, she has revamped all of the courses in the college’s speech language pathology program. The course revisions included experiential learning, scenario-based learning, mock therapy sessions, student-mentored research, service learning projects with a variety of newly-established community partners, and a summer camp for toddlers with language/hearing impairments. She has mentored and trained three new faculty members in these instructional techniques.
Columbia College benefits from Dr. Lemmon’s significant experience from a variety of clinical settings. She has experience as an independent provider of speech-language therapies and diagnostic services. She also served as a speech language pathologist with the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Her prior academic experience includes seven years as an associate professor at South Carolina State University.
Lemmon’s student-mentored research interests are health literacy, non-mainstream dialects, language/literacy and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). Her students have presented research at state and national conventions over the past ten years.
Dr. Lemmon’s community involvement includes service as president of the South Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association (SCSHA) and vice-chairperson of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s Advisory Council. She is a contributing author for the first Leadership in SLP textbook, which will be published later this year.