Megan Walls

Megan Walls

Assist Clin Prof/Clin Edu Dir
Stockton
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At Pacific Since: 2020

Megan (Black) Walls ’13’14, MS, CCC-SLP earned her bachelor of science in speech-language pathology, with a minor in child psychology and helping professions from University of the Pacific in 2013. She earned her master of science in speech-language pathology from University of the Pacific in 2014. Walls is a member of the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association, the California Speech Language Hearing Association and the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Walls always knew she wanted to work in a helping profession. She was introduced to speech-language pathology as a junior in high school when her younger brother started speech therapy.

What she loves about Pacific is the opportunity students have to develop their individual clinical style. She also appreciates the way students at Pacific have the opportunity to experience different practice settings. From personal experience, she knows that diverse clinical experiences allow students to explore different practice settings as they plan their careers in speech-language pathology. Her goal in her role at Pacific is to serve as a mentor and resource for students in their clinical practice; during their time at Pacific and after graduation when they enter their own professional careers.

As a speech-language pathologist she has focused on pediatric and adult dysphagia. Her area of expertise is pediatric feeding disorders and she has experience working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

She enjoys baking, crafting and exploring new places. Her dream is to visit every Disney theme park in the world.

Education

BS in Speech-Language Pathology, University of the Pacific, 2013

MS in Speech-Language Pathology, University of the Pacific, 2014

Teaching Interests

Teaching Philosophy: “My goal is to create a learning environment where students feel they can ask questions and share ideas freely. I believe students can learn a lot from their peers, especially when they are encouraged to do so. I hope I can provide the knowledge that students need in order to be critical thinkers in the classroom, in the clinic and in their professional careers. When students are critical thinkers, they are better able to serve their client’s individual needs, which can lead to better outcomes. My overall goal is for students to leave the classroom always asking, ‘Why?’”

Courses:

SLPA 103 — Clinical Methods II
SLPA 287A — Internship in Speech-Language Pathology
SLPA 287B — Fieldwork in Speech-Language Pathology

Research Focus
  • Pediatric dysphagia
  • Adult dysphagia
  • Parkinson's disease