» Dr. Betty McMicken
Professor, Clinical Faculty

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Communications Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Betty McMicken
Phone:
(714) 516-4598
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Education
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Science
University of Southern California, Master of Arts
University of Southern California, Ph.D.
Biography

This year Dr. McMicken celebrates her 50th year in continuous clinical practice of Speech-Language Pathology.  A three-time graduate of the University of Southern California, she is most grateful for her education toward the career path that has given her enduring purpose and curiosity.  Dr. McMicken served as professor and chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders at CSU Los Angeles, and is currently an associate professor emeritus at CSU Long Beach, an assistant clinical professor at UC Irvine Medical Center, and a clinical professor at Chapman University.  She has published over 70 research papers, presented nationally and internationally including investigations into rehabilitation post treatment of head and neck cancer, neurological swallowing disorders, stuttering and congenital aglossia (the condition of being born without a tongue).  She was the recipient of honors from both the California Speech Language-Hearing Association and American Speech Language-Hearing Association as well as the 2015 recipient of the Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award from the American Speech Language-Hearing Association. 

Dr. McMicken has been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society (ACS) of Orange County for 46 years and a volunteer for the Los Angeles Mission for over a decade.  She is the recipient of the National Certificate of Merit from ACS for her work in establishing the Lost Chord Club of Orange County and a weekly speech practice group for survivors of head and neck cancer.  For her volunteer work with homeless men and women, Dr. McMicken was given the Legacy of Vision Award from the Anne Douglas Center of the Los Angeles Mission and most recently received a lifetime achievement award with the dedication in her honor of the Dr. Betty Multi-Purpose Room at the Anne Douglas Center.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Salles F, McMicken B, Anchieta M, Vento-Wilson M, Wang L, et al. (2016) Congenital Aglossia and the Report by Antoine de Jussieu: A Critical and Historical Review. Commun Disord Deaf Stud Hearing Aids 4: 157. doi:10.4172/2375-4427.1000157 Accepted to the Archives of the French Academy of Sciences. Paris, France, 1/25/2017
Mahood K, Wang L, McMicken B, Rock C (2017) Wine Flavor Perception in a Person with Isolated Congenital Aglossia, Naïve Wine Taster, and Sommelier. Commun Disord Deaf Stud Hearing Aids 5: 174. doi:10.4172/2375-4427.1000174
McMicken B, Salles F, Von Berg S, Rogers K, et al. (2017) Bilabial Substitution Patterns during Consonant Production in a Case of Congenital Aglossia. Commun Disord Deaf Stud Hearing Aids 5: 175. doi: 10.4172/2375-4427.1000175