A speech-language pathologist for over 20 years, Frances Pomaville, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies Department at California State University, Fresno. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in the areas of diagnostic procedures, anatomy and physiology, fluency, voice, traumatic brain injury, and dysphagia. She also supervises graduate students in their clinical practicum. Prior to accepting a faculty position at California State University, Fresno, Dr. Pomaville was the Director of Clinical Services at San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. Prior to that she had extensive experience as a speech-language pathologist in private practice, acute care settings, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings. Dr. Pomaville has also worked with children in the public school setting as an itinerant speech-language pathologist, and she spent several years working with students in a special education program for deaf and hard of hearing children.
Dr. Pomaville is a registered mentor with the International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL), and served as the moderator for the Central California Lost Chord Club for over 10 years. She has presented multiple workshops for District 5 of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for the local National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association on such topics as laryngectomee rehabilitation, aphasia, brain injury rehabilitation, and dysphagia. Dr. Pomaville is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from District 5 of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association.