The University of Arizona
Mark DeRuiter is the Director of the Clinical Doctorate in SLP program at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is also trained as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist. Mark earned B.A. and Master’s degrees from Michigan State University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Augsburg College and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Mark’s work history includes experience in a large otolaryngology practice, several hearing instrument manufacturers, and a rehabilitation center. He has taught courses in audiology and aural rehabilitation in the United States and Taiwan.
Mark has a long history of service to his discipline. He has served in multiple roles with the American Speech-Language Pathology (e.g., Council for Clinical Certification, Council on Academic Accreditation site visitor, Chair of Speech-Language Pathology Scope of Practice Committee) and the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (e.g., Vice President for Professional Development, Treasurer, and President-Elect in 2016). On a state level, Mark served as a Member At-Large for the State of Minnesota’s Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing Commission, as well as serving as a member for the Minnesota Department of Health’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Advisory Council. Mark is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the National Academy of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology.