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Robert ("Dr. Bob") Owens
Associate Professor
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

Office Address:
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

(518) 454-5258

Robert E. Owens, Jr. Ph.D. (“Dr. Bob”) is a New York State Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the College of St. Rose where he teaches courses in language development and language disorders. In 2015 he received the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is the author of:

• Language Development, An Introduction (9 editions)
• Language Disorders, A Functional Approach (6 editions)
• Early Communication Intervention
• Help Your Baby Talk, Introducing the New Shared Communication Method
• Queer Kids, The Challenge & Promise for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth

His Language Development text is the most widely used in the world and has been translated into Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. He has also co-authored Introduction to Communication Disorders, A Life Span Perspective (5 editions), written a score of book chapters and professional articles, and authored two as-yet unpublished novels which are sure to win a posthumous Pulitzer prize. In love with the sound of his own voice, Dr. Bob has presented over 220 professional papers and workshops around the globe. His professional interests are language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are also some of his best friends. And he’s a gran’pa!


Educational Background:
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Ph.D. Ohio State University Speech-Language Pathology
B.A./M.A. University of Delaware Education/History

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