Dr. Angela Losardo has been a faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Appalachian State since 1994. Her educational background includes an interdisciplinary doctoral degree from the University of Oregon. She worked at the University of Oregon for four years before moving to North Carolina so that her newly adopted daughter would grow up surrounded by her extended family.
While at Appalachian, Dr. Losardo has directed federal research, demonstration, and interdisciplinary personnel preparation projects and has served as Undergraduate Program Director for several years. She has also published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and instructional materials for practitioners as well as co-authored a book on alternative assessment approaches. She will retire on December 31 this year and is grateful for all of the professional opportunities she has had here at Appalachian over the past 26 years. In 2019 she received the inaugural Beaver College of Health Sciences' Inclusive Excellence Champion Award for her leadership on the Theatre and Therapy Project. She is most proud of her work on the Theatre and Therapy Project, which for her, embodies her teaching philosophy and all that she has learned about teaching over the course of her career.