Nydia Bou joins Emerson as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence. She will be teaching in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. During the past 25 years she has performed a variety of roles in higher education including teaching, research, administration, new program development and assessment, academic accreditation, and grant writing. Within the Speech-Language Pathology field her areas of interest include Spanish phonetics and phonology, speech perception and speech production analysis. At her previous roles Nydia led various initiatives geared toward the retention, support, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. In her leadership positions as Dean of the School of Health Sciences and ultimately as Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, she had the opportunity of developing and establishing curricular content for the Speech-Language Pathology program as well as of other health professions like Nutrition, Nursing, and Naturopathic Medicine.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Nydia is fluent both in English and Spanish. Outside of work she enjoys running. She is currently in the quest of completing the world's Major Marathons.