Robert H. Brookshire
Robert H. Brookshire, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA, was the director of the Speech Pathology Section at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and a professor in the Communication Disorders Department at the University of Minnesota. He loved working with students, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and guiding students through their graduate research. Dr. Brookshire's textbook, Introduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders, first published in 1970, has been the most widely used textbook in this field for almost 30 years. Writing was one of his primary interests and he enjoyed training his many graduate students in the art of clear, concise writing. He also served as associate editor for several professional journals, reviewed innumerable research articles, and was editor of the Clinical Aphasiology Conference Proceedings (1975-1987). Dr. Brookshire received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences in 1993. He and his wife, Linda Nicholas, worked together conducting and publishing grant-supported aphasia research for twenty years before their retirement in 1997.