Cari M. Tellis, PhD
Cari M. Tellis, PhD, is a certified speech-language pathologist and an associate professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Her areas of specialization include the treatment of voice disorders, laryngeal anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, voice and speech science, and counseling. She completed her training as a voice specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Voice Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has professional certification as a master teacher and course instructor in the Estill Voice TrainingTM System. Dr. Tellis has authored and coauthored numerous presentations in the fields of voice science and fluency at international, national, and state conferences, and she has published her research in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, Journal of Voice, and Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders. Dr. Tellis has worked with both professional and aspiring speakers and singers for more than 15 years and currently serves as a voice consultant for several professional voice groups. She also recently founded the Performing Arts Training Academy, a program in which school-age and adolescent performers receive training in all aspects of the performing arts, including the mechanics, care, and health of the voice.