Dawn Cotter-Jenkins

  • Visiting Instructor
  • Clinic Director, Communication Disorders
Dawn Cotter Jenkins

The Clinic Director is responsible for overseeing the clinical education component of the Master of Science program, assigning externship placements, and managing the on-site Mercy University Speech and Hearing Center for in-person and remote sessions. In addition, as a faculty member, this position includes teaching clinical seminar classes, academic advising, and other regular core faculty obligations in an ASHA CAA-accredited program that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The clinic director assists clinical educators and students to provide clinical services in a culturally responsive manner, using client-centered and family-centered practices.

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.

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