Thomas J Hallahan

Thomas J Hallahan

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: ADM-1
Phone: 978-542-7135
Email: thomas.hallahan@salemstate.edu
Resume: Thomas J Hallahan [DOC 109KB]
Website: http://www.salemstate.edu/~thallahan

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2409 01 EDU404 Orientation to Learning Disabilities with Field Experience

Professional Biography

DR. THOMAS JUDE HALLAHAN Dr. Hallahan received his B.S. in Communication Disorders from SUNY Geneseo, his M.A. in Audiology from The Ohio State University, his M.Ed. in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University, and his Sc.D. in Audiology from Boston University. For the past seventeen years, he has been employed as a professor at Salem State Univeristy (SSU), teaching courses in communication sciences & disorders, inclusive education, special education policy, and social justice. Additionally, Dr. Hallahan has consulted with the Massachusetts' Medicaid program (MassHealth) overseeing their prior authorization process for audiology and hearing aid services.  Before coming to SSU, Dr. Hallahan taught for four years at Boston University. He has also been in private audiology practice, served as a public school speech-pathologist, a special education teacher's assistant, and a coordinator for a group home for adults with disabilities. However, his greatest accomplishment has been that of parenting his Cambodian born son, Kiric. Dr. Hallahan and his son return to Cambodia often to work with a number of local NGOs working in the area of disabilities and inclusive education.

Professional Interests

PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST Higher/public education administration, communication disorders, special education policy & practice, international education policy & development, social justice, disability rights, student retention, teacher preparation, universal design for learning.

Responsibilities

Tenured, Professor: 1995-Present, Teaching undergraduate courses in communication sciences & disorders and public speaking for social justice, as well as graduate courses within the areas of inclusive education, language development, and special education practice and policy. Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction: 2004-2007, Responsible for re-implementing this internationally recognized non-remedial instruction program addressing at-risk courses and student retention at the college, with focus on first and second-year students. Position involved managing small budget of $35K and staff of 13 students. Coordinator, Bachelor of General Studies: 1999-2003, Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the General Studies program (presently the Bachelor of Liberal Studies) at the college. This position involved marketing of the program, academic advising, and working extensively with students and faculty to create individualized, inter-disciplinary plans of study.

Selected Publications

Golden, D., Hallahan, T. and Lyons, G. (2011) 2012 Public Policy Agenda. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Rockville, MD.

Jacobs-Condit, L., Hallahan, T. and McNeilly, L. (2010) 2011 Public Policy Agenda. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Rockville, MD.

Murray, N., Hallahan, T. and Potter, J. (2009) 2010 ASHA Public Policy Agenda. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Rockville, MD.

Hallahan, Thomas (2005). No future without forgiveness (or funding): The Amy Biehl Foundation Trust. Case Study. View at www.case-web.org/assets/cases/case_13.pdf

Selected Presentations

Hallahan, T. (2011) The Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Agreement 2011: Is it time for the SASLHA to join? Keynote Address: South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Midrand, South Africa.

Hallahan, T. (2011) Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) Programs: The child has been identified, now what? Tenth Year Conference. University of Limpopo at MEDUNSA. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hallahan, T. (2011) Real Ethics: Case Studies Applying a Code of Ethics to the Practice of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. Tenth Year Conference. University of Limpopo at MEDUNSA. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hallahan, T. (2011) Response to Intervention & the Role of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Tenth Year Conference. University of Limpopo at MEDUNSA. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hallahan, T. (2011) International Development & Education Policy. Tenth Year Conference. University of Limpopo at MEDUNSA. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hallahan, T. (2011) Inclusive Education in the Schools: The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologist. Tenth Year Conference. University of Limpopo at MEDUNSA. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hallahan, T. and Lyons, G. (2011) ASHA's Public Policy Agenda: Your Role. Council of State Association Presidents. Charleston, SC.

Hallahan, T. (2011). International Development: Meeting the needs of students with communicative and other disabilities in developing countries. Keynote Address: Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Indianapolis, IN.

Personal Interests

Running, swimming, & raising my son, Kiric