Debra Dwight is an Alabama native and received a bachelors degree in Speech Therapy and a masters degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Alabama, Mobile. Her masters and doctoral degrees in Speech-Language Pathology were received from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, where Debra developed an interest in clinical teaching. Although she worked as a college/university faculty member in different positions over the past ten years, Debra describes herself as a clinical practitioner due to her constant desire to impact the quality of service delivery in the speech-language profession. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist in public schools, as a university clinical supervisor, as director of a pre-K special needs program, and as a college instructor, and assistant professor. She currently serves as Director of Speech-Language Pathology Programs at University of West Georgia, Carrollton.
Her desire to improve the quality of services provided by speech-language professionals led Dr. Dwight to develop a practical method for teaching basic, hands-on, core skills to university students majoring in Speech-Language Pathology. Drawing from three decades of combined academic, clinical, and supervisory experiences, she developed the text, Heres How to do Therapy: Hands-On Core Skills in Speech-Language Pathology, a practical guide for all Speech-Language Pathology professionals.