Kimbarow, Michael L.


Kimbarow, Michael L.

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Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


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Educational Background

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1982 Ph.D.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1976 M.S.

Herbert H. Lehman College, Bronx, New York , 1975 B.A.

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 2005-2019

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2001-2004

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1991-1998

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 1988-1993

SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 1982-1988

Administrative and Professional Experience

Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, San Jose State University 2017-2018

Chair, Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders, San Jose State University, 2008-2015

Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology, New Mexico State University 2001-2005

Director, Speech-Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit, 1993-1998

Director, Speech-Language Pathology, Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center 1988-1993


Chair, Academic Senate, San Jose State University 2015-2017

Chair, College of Education Decanal Search Committee, 2017

Presidential Search Committee, San Jose State University, 2016

Editorial Board Member American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 2015-2017

President, Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders 2015

President, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences 2014

Chair, Certification Board, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences 2012

Chair, Honors Committee of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association 2007

Vice President for Administration and Finance, American Speech-Language Hearing Association 2001-2004

Selected Publications

Cognitive Communication Disorders 3e, (2021) Plural Publishing, San Diego

Wallace, S. & Kimbarow, M.L. (2016). Traumatic Brain Injury. In Kimbarow,

M.L.(ed). Cognitive Communication Disorders 2e. San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Kimbarow, M.L., Quach, W., & Meyerson, M.D. (2010). The universality of facial expression and recognition in normal and disordered communication: A review of the literature. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech Language & Hearing, 13 (1), 1-11

Kimbarow, M.L. (2008)). Training Speech-Language Pathologists for Treating 
 Children with Disabilities. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 1, 67-73.

Kimbarow, M.L. (2007). Integrating life participation approaches to aphasia treatment with adult learning theory. Topics in Language Disorders, 27 (4), 313-318).

Personal Commentary

I am grateful for the 15 years I spent at SJSU leading up to my retirement. This is a special place, populated by faculty, staff, administrators, and students committed to the mission of the University. The students I've taught and the faculty with whom I worked will always hold a special place in my professional heart. I admire and respect the faculty many of whom could have easily chosen to work at major research institutions but instead understood that they would have a far greater impact on the lives of the students at SJSU than if they had worked anywhere else. I'm also grateful to my colleagues in the Dept. of Communicative Disorders and Sciences for their dedication and support of our students and their dedication to improving the lives of individuals and their families dealing with communication disorders.

Looking back over my time at SJSU there are many highlights along the way. Most significant for me were the two years I spent as Chair of the Academic Senate. I have the distinction of having served under three Presidents (Mo Qayoumi, Susan Martin, and Maray Papazian) during my two year term; a record unlikely to ever be broken. I thank each of them for their commitment to shared governance and thank my Academic Senate colleagues for their passion and willingness to serve.


Kimbarow, Michael L.