Dawn Cotter-Jenkins

  • Instructor, Communication Disorders
Dawn Cotter Jenkins

Dawn Cotter-Jenkins, (MA CCC-SLP, MS Healthcare Informatics) is the Director of Clinical Education and Services at Mercy University’s Communication Disorders department. She has taught at many colleges and universities.

Although she has worked across the lifespan from early intervention to adults, her current areas of specialty include telepractice training and development, and adult professional speech and communication. She has expanded her scope of work to utilize her certification (Univ. South FL) in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies.

Her volunteer work includes being the president-elect of CORSPAN- the Corporate Speech Pathology Network and is a co-chairperson of the Telepractice topic committee for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 2024 convention. Dawn has been serving as an ASHA mentor for over 10 years. She served on the NY Professional Licensing Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 10 years and was on the Media Strategy committee of Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

In her spare time, she has been the speech coach for TEDx Deer Park for 7 years.

Adelphi University – MS, Healthcare Informatics, December 2020

New York University– MA, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. September 1997

State University of New York at Stony Brook – BA, Linguistics, Africana Studies (minor). May 1991

Dawn Cotter-Jenkins teaches clinical practicum courses for all levels of the Mercy University graduate program.

  • Introduction to Clinical Practicum 
  • Clinical Practicum II 
  • Externship Placement Coordinator

She has taught classes on various speech, communication, and linguistics topics since 2003, at various colleges and universities, on the undergraduate to graduate levels. 

ASHA Continuing Education Award (ACE) – March 2016, April 2018, January 2023

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certification, University of South Florida 2021

FCPE Online Academy: Course Development, Adelphi University 2020

John C. Maxwell Leadership Certified Trainer, Coach, Speaker 2013

New York State SLP License and Registration 1998

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Certificate of Clinical Competency 1998

Institute of Language and Phonology, Instructor certification in Compton’s Pronunciation of English as a Second Language Course 1998