Leonard L. LaPointe, PhD, received his bachelorís degree from Michigan State University and his masterís and doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado. He is a Francis Eppes Distinguished Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Dr. LaPointe has served invited visiting professorships in Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand, and also lectures worldwide.
Dr. LaPointe has authored or co-authored 5 books, 35 book chapters, over 80 journal articles, and presented more than 400 papers, lectures, or invited workshops in the United States, the former Soviet Union, several countries in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, and the South American countries of Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil. He has received the Honors of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences, and the Clinical Career Award from the Florida Society of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
He enjoys salt water, music, wine and the culinary arts, reading, writing, humor, the cultivation of optimism and the absurd, and is the author of Blood Ice, a novel published by AuthorHouse.com