Dr. David L. Maxwell, Professor Emeritus at Emerson College, Boston, MA., has held teaching, consulting and research positions in numerous medical and educational institutions including: the Robbin's Speech, Language and Hearing Center, Emerson College; Department of Behavioral Neurology of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center and Massachusetts General Hospital; Boston University Medical School; Boston University Graduate School of Dental Medicine; Institute for the Correction of Facial Deformities, Boston University Hospital; New England Medical Center of Tufts University; the Cognitive and Behavioral Assessment Unit of the Douglas Thom Clinic; and Aegis Therapies nursing and rehabilitation centers where he has most recently served as a clinician and consultant for neurogenic disorders of cognition, language, and speech.
His research has spanned a range of topics including communication and learning disorders that have a neurological basis or that stem from malformations, stuttering and related fluency disorders, adult neurogenic disorders of speech, language, and cognition, and the use of probability statistics to improve the accuracy of diagnostic tests and evidence-based clinical practice. He is the author or co-author of four text books including: Theory of Probability for Clinical Diagnostic Testing (1993), Ron John; Research and Statistical Methods in Communication Disorders (1997), Williams & Wilkins; Research and Statistical Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders (2006), Delmar Learning; and Handbook of Statistical Methods for Single Subject Designs (2008), Plural Publishing. He has been an honorary speaker, presenter of research papers, panel moderator, and invited lecturer of professional courses and workshops at numerous regional, national and international conferences. His administrative appointments have included Head of Speech Pathology at Boston Naval Hospital; Associate Director of the Institute for the Correction of Facial Deformities, Boston University Graduate School of Dental Medicine and Plastic Surgery; Director of the Craniofacial Studies Program at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center and Massachusetts General Hospital; Chair of the Publication Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Acting Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College; Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at Emerson College and Dean of the Faculty at Emerson College.