• Dr. Jean Mead is a Clinical Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Clinical Education of the Communication Sciences & Disorders program at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

    Dr. Mean enrolled in Marshall University for a degree in Spanish language education. One semester shy of graduating, she met with the local school board about a teaching position. What they needed was a speech-language pathologist. She switched majors to get her SLP bachelor’s degree and the school board job.

    She continued to obtain master’s and doctoral degrees, became a collegiate professor, and ended up in Miami after a 20-year journey of self-discovery as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education for FIU CSD.

    Drawing from her experience teaching yoga, she developed a meditation program to test during weekly hourly meetings with her students that proved helpful to tackle assignments and utilize for their clinical sessions with clients.

    Dr. Mead hopes to incorporate meditation into a future syllabus based on the outcome of that pilot semester. More so, she wants students to know that hitting a proverbial wall shouldn’t be a roadblock to their aspirations. It can be inspiration to overcome limits and find another way around to success.

    Dr. Mead has received numerous accolades, most recently the 2021 Clinical Career Award awarded by the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

research interests

  • Speech Language Pathology
    Stress Management
    Yoga as an intervention

selected scholarly works & creative activities

full name

  • Jean Mead