William S. Yacullo, Ph.D.

  Professor Emeritus
  College: CHHS

Communication Disorders



"After completing thirty years of service (1984 - 2014) at Governors State University (GSU), I retired as tenured professor in the Department of Communication Disorders (CDIS). I was awarded Professor Emeritus status from the university’s Board of Trustees in October 2014.

My educational background is in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I received a Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Psychology from Elmhurst College, a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Audiology from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Audiology and Hearing Science from the University of Iowa.

During my tenure at GSU, I taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in the CDIS program, including Speech and Hearing Science, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing, Introduction to Audiology, Auditory Assessment, Research Seminar in Communication Disorders, and Scientific and Professional Foundations of Communication Disorders. As a new faculty member, I participated in the initial accreditation of our graduate program in speech-language pathology through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 1987 (currently accredited by ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology - CAA). I also served as CDIS Department Chairperson from 2008 through 2013.

Currently, I serve on the Advisory Board of the Department of Communication Disorders. The CDIS Advisory Board was established to promote links between the Department of Communication Disorders and the communities that supply, support, educate, employ, and rely upon graduates of its programs. The Department is committed to maintaining high-quality educational experiences (both academic and clinical) that are relevant and current. Input and involvement of community members are crucial to achieving that goal."

- William S. Yacullo, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae