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Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, PhD

Professor and Specialty Board on Child Language Adviser


Phone: 209.946.3227
Email: jwardlon@pacific.edu


Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

BS, Saint Joseph College, 1984

MS, Boston University, 1989

PhD, University of Connecticut, 1995

At Pacific Since: 1999

Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, PhD, was originally a special education teacher and often spent time with children who had difficulty speaking, reading, and writing. After taking several courses, she became very interested in speech-language pathology and decided to pursue a career in this field, which is a profession that she absolutely loves. In the future, she plans to expand her research program and publish additional articles. She also plans to continue to be actively involved in her students' research projects and to strive for excellence in teaching.

Dr. Ward-Lonergan currently resides in Sacramento with her husband and two children. She likes the University of the Pacific for its student-centered environment and close interaction with the students. Her hobbies include swimming, snow-skiing, dancing, and reading. She also enjoys theater and travel.


Research Interests:

  • Language Disorders in children, adolescents, and adults
  • Language-learning disabilities in children, adolescents, and adults
  • Language and literacy development
  • Multicultural assessment and intervention issues