Ellen Brigham

Ellen Brigham

Term Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
PSB 146A


B. A., Linguistics, SUNY at Binghamton NY 1975
M. S., Speech-Language Pathology, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 1977 


I am originally from New York (Long Island). My husband and I have lived in Alaska since 2003. I'm a cat fanatic and I love to quilt. I have been a speech-language pathologist for 40 years and I still love being in a profession that improves the quality of life of individuals across the lifespan and their families.

Teaching Responsibilities

EDSL A201 Foundations of Communications Disorders
EDSL A301 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing
EDSL A403 Aural Rehabilitation
EDSL A695A Beginning Internship in Speech-Language Pathology
EDSL A695B Advanced Internship in Speech-Language Pathology

Research Interests

Clinical specialty areas include hearing loss, child language and aphasia.

Career History/Work Experience

Ellen has worked in the field of Speech-Language Pathology since 1977 as a clinical instructor at Bridgewater State University, University of Maryland, and Gallaudet University and as a clinician with clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings including public schools, schools for the deaf, acute and rehabilitation hospitals, home health and long term care. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Education where she is the Coordinator of Speech-Language programs which include the SLP Minor, SLP Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and the University of Alaska Anchorage/East Carolina University affiliated Speech-Language Pathology Master’s degree program.