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Albert Villanueva-Reyes

  • Professor
    Speech & Language Pathology
  • Program Director
    Speech & Language Pathology

Dr. Albert Villanueva-Reyes is the Program Director for the Speech-Language Pathology Program, as well as a Professor, having taught at other graduate programs since 1992.  Dr. Villanueva-Reyes earned his B.A. in Secondary Education, his M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, and his Ed.D. in Teaching & Curriculum (Linguistics) at the University of Puerto Rico.  In year 2007, he completed postdoctoral studies in Clinical Research.  He holds a certification in Vocology from the National Center for Voice & Speech.  Dr. Villanueva-Reyes teaches content related to evaluation and treatment of individuals with articulation and phonological disorders, as well as individuals with voice and resonance disorders.  He also teaches courses on research methods, ethics, and multicultural issues.  Dr. Villanueva-Reyes is a certified member of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, serving in several of the Association’s committees. He has also completed graduate studies in theology and Bible studies.

Accreditations

• Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
• Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist: State of Florida & Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
 

Awards/Grants

• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  The Voice Handicap Index: Translation, cultural adaptation and validation to the Spanish Language; Principal Investigator; Mini Pilot Project funded by NIH through EARDA Office, Medical Sciences Campus, UPR. 2009 – 2010

Awards/Recognition

• 2019 Award for Continuing Education, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, Maryland
• 2014 Scholar 2003 Pioneer Class Award, Post Doctoral Master of Science in Clinical Research, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
• 2008 Distinguished Professor in the Area of Research, School of Health Professions, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
• 2006 Distinguished Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year, Puerto Rican Association of Speech-Language Pathologists, Therapists and Audiologists, San Juan, Puerto Rico
• 2005 National Dean’s List Student
• 2000 Award for Continuing Education, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, Maryland
• 1989 National Dean’s List Student
• 1983 Magna Cum Laude Student, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
• 1983 Antonia Sáez Medal Award, To an outstanding Spanish-language student teacher, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

Educational History

• Grace School of Theology, Master of Arts (M.A.) in Biblical Studies (Theology), 2020
• University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, Postdoctoral Master (M.Sc.) in Science in Clinical Research, 2007
• National Center for Voice and Speech/University of Iowa, Certificate in Vocology (Science of Voice Habilitation), 2004
• University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Teaching and Curriculum (Linguistics), 2001
• University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology, 1991
• University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, Baccalaureate of Arts (B.A.) in Secondary Education (Spanish Language Teacher), 1983

Professional Experience

• Program Director / Professor, Speech-Language Pathology Program, Gannon University, Ruskin, Florida, 2019 – Present
• Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology Program, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, 2018 - 2019
• Professor, Speech-Language Pathology Program, Department of Graduate Programs, School of Health Professions, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1992 - 2017 (Served as Program Director for 13 years)
• Adjunct Professor, Speech-Language Pathology Program, Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2007 - 2013
• Vocologist / Speech-Language Pathologist, Eileen Larracuente Voice Studio, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, 2006 - 2013
• Clinic Director / Speech-Language Pathologist, Scottish Rite Clinic for Speech-Language and Learning Disorders, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2000 - 2006
• Speech-Language Pathologist, Private Practice with Otolaryngologist, Plaza Las Americas Medical Tower, San Juan , Puerto Rico, 2002 - 2003
• Adjunct Professor, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1995
• Speech-Language Pathologist, Teacher’s Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1991 - 1996
• Consultant in Speech-Language Pathology, Pearson (formerly The Psychological Corporation), San Antonio, Texas, 1995 - 2017
• Speech-Language Pathologist, Specialized Educational Center for Children with Learning Disabilities, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, 1992 – 1993
• Speech-Language Pathologist, Council for Preschool Children, Head Start Division, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 1992

Professional Societies

• Jacksonville Area Speech Pathology Association (JASPA), Jacksonville, FL – Member 2018 – 2019
• Puerto Rican Association of Speech-Language Pathologists, Therapists and Audiologists, San Juan, Puerto Rico - Member 2011-2019
• American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852 - Active Certified Member
• The Voice Foundation, 1721 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 - Former Member
• International Fluency Association, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 Member – January 2003

Publications

• Villanueva-Reyes, A. & Wingate, J.M.  Self –Perceived Knowledge and Confidence of Speech-Language Pathologists working with Individuals with Voice and Resonance Disorders, Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, November 2019
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Contrastive Phonology (Spanish/English): Clinical Applications, Workshop for the Jacksonville Area Speech Pathology Association, Jacksonville, FL., May 2019
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Voice Disorders among Teachers in Puerto Rico: Associated Factors. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, November 2015
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Ethical Dilemmas in the Professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Workshop offered at the Puerto Rican Organization of Speech-Language Pathologists, Therapists and Audiologists’ Annual Convention, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, October 2015
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Recommendations for syntax stimulation in the child. Workshop offered to the Puerto Rican Organization of Speech-Language Pathologists, Therapists and Audiologists, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 2015
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Scientific and Professional Writing for Health Professionals. Workshop offered at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 2015
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  ¿Nos hemos quedao sin pruebas? Un acercamiento a instrumentos normalizados de evaluación en español en Patología del Habla-Lenguaje. Seminar presented at the First Symposium of the Speech-Language Pathology Program, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, April 2014
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.   A Contrastive Phonology for Spanish & English Languages: Clinical Applications. One hour seminar presented at the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, November 2013
• Villanueva-Reyes, A., Alonso, Y., Berríos, A., Calero, K., Figueroa, G.  Descriptive study of the phonetic repertoire of five-year-old, Spanish-speaking children, Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, November 2013
• Villanueva-Reyes, A., Fuentes, Y., González, V., González, N., Heredia, V.  Flexive Morphology Use in Spanish-Speaking 5-year Old Children. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, November 2013.
• Villanueva-Reyes, A., Ocasio, M., Reyes, V., Rodríguez, L., Ruiz, M.   Descriptive Study of Syntactic Constructions Used by 5-Year-Old Hispanic Children in Puerto Rico. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, November 2013
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  An approach to language sample analysis in the Spanish language: An essential tool for specialists in communication sciences & disorders. Workshop at the Puerto Rican Association of Speech-Language Pathologists, Therapists and Audiologists’ Annual Conference, October 2013, Río Grande, Puerto Rico
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Vocal care for Singers and Singing Coaches, Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 2013
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. & Vivaldi-Catalá, A.   Advanced Workshop on Articulation Problems and Phonological Disorders. Twelve hours workshop sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education, School of Health Professions, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, Gurabo, Puerto Rico, June 15-16, 2012
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Vocal care for Professional Voice Users, Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 2012
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Evaluation & Treatment of Voice Disorders: Current approaches. Six (6) hours workshop sponsored by the Puerto Rican Association of Speech-Language Pathologists, Therapists and Audiologists, Gurabo, Puerto Rico, April 2012
• Riquelme, L.F., Villanueva-Reyes, A., Torres, M., Meyer, P.G., Hernández, C.I., Crisostomo, S.G., Owre, D.W. & Hallahan, T.J.   Survivor: Our Professions in the U.S. Territories. Two (2) hours seminar presented at the American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, November 2011
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. & Stemple, J.C. Vocal function exercises and the Hispanic aging voice. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, November 2011
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. & Stemple, J.C. The impact of vocal function exercises on the aging voice: A Hispanics profile (Preliminary findings). Poster session presented at the 12th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities, Nashville, Tennessee, December 6-9, 2010
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. Hispanic Linguistics for Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologists. Short course (3 hours) presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November 2010
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Descriptive study on voice parameters for Spanish-speaking adults. Poster presented at the Voice Foundation’s 39th Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  The Voice Handicap Index: A translation and cultural adaptation to Puerto Rican Spanish dialect and its validation. Poster presented at the Voice Foundation’s 39th Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. & Stemple, J.C.  The impact of vocal function exercises on the aging voice: A Hispanics profile. Poster session presented at the 2010 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting, ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 2010
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Voice Disorders in the Metropolitan Area of San Juan, Puerto Rico: Occupational Groups at Risk Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, November 2009
• Watson, J.B., Carlo, E.J., Villanueva-Reyes, A. & Byrd, C.  Influence of syntactic complexity on the stuttering of Spanish speaking children. Poster presented at the Sixth World Congress on Fluency Disorders, Rio de Janeiro, August 2009
• Villanueva Reyes, A.  An analysis of occupational dysphonia in the San Juan Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico. Poster presented at the XXIX Annual Forum on Research and Education, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR, April 2009
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. Voice Disorders in the Metropolitan Area of San Juan, Puerto Rico: Profiles of Occupational Groups. Corrected Proof, 02 November 2009 Journal of Voice, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2009.03.002
• Villanueva-Reyes, A., Strand, E., Nazario, C.M. & Irizarry-Ramírez, M. (2008, Sept). Laryngeal cancer in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, 27(3), 1-8
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. (2008, November 4). Puerto Rico: A Cultural Crossroads. The ASHA Leader, 13(15), 38-40
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. (2008, Oct). ¿Trastornos de la Voz? ¿Vocología? Estado de la Cuestión en Nuestra Profesión. Organización Puertorriqueña de Patología del Habla y Lenguaje, 26(1), 20-23
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. Semantic-syntactic categories of verbs used by Puerto-Rican children within the ages of three to five years in the San Juan Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico: Educational applications.  Doctoral dissertation (May 2001) Presented as a Poster at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Convention, November 2007
• Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Voice care and production for professional voice users.  Objetivo Fama (International Hispanic Singing Contest), San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 2007
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. (2006, Oct). La profesión de Patología del Habla en la actualidad. Organización Puertorriqueña de Patología del Habla y Lenguaje, 24(1), 22-24
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. Morphological development in Hispanic children and adolescents Puerto Rican Association of Speech-Language Pathologists, Therapists and Audiologists Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2006
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. Innovations in teaching strategies for Higher Education Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, Cayey, Puerto Rico, June 2006
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. Recommendations for syntax stimulation in the child. Speech-Language Pathology Program, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, May 2006
• Vilanueva-Reyes, A.  An introduction to Manual Circumlaryngeal Techniques for the Treatment of Voice Disorders: A Workshop for Practitioners. Puerto Rican Association of Speech-Language Pathologists, Therapists and Audiologists, April 2006
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. Recommendations for the stimulation of syntactic management in the child. Continuing Education Activity, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, March 2006
• Villanueva-Reyes, A. New tendencies in the habilitation of professional voice users. Puerto Rican Association of Speech-Language Pathologists, Therapists and Audiologists Annual Conference, Palmas del Mar Hotel, Humacao, PR, October 2005
• Linguistic characteristics of normal disfluencies of Puerto Rican Spanish-speaking preschoolers. Carlo, E., Irene, R. & Villanueva-Reyes, A.  Oral presentation at 4th World Congress of Fluency Disorders, Montreal, Canada, August 2003
• Semantic-syntactic categories of verbs used by Puerto-Rican children within the ages of three to five years in the San Juan Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico: Educational applications. Puerto Rican Association of Speech-Language Pathologists, Therapists and Audiologists, Annual Conference, Palmas del Mar Hotel, Humacao, PR, October 2001

Scholarship/Research

Dr. Villanueva-Reyes’ research interests relate to articulation, phonological, and voice disordered populations.  He is also interested in ethical and multicultural issues within the discipline of Speech-Language Pathology.

Service

• Governmental and Social Policies Coordinating Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Bethesda, Maryland, January 2008 to December 2008
• U.S. Territories Coordinating Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Bethesda, Maryland, August 2007 to December 2008
• Member of the Multicultural Issues Board (MIB), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Bethesda, Maryland, January 2004 to December 2005
• Member of the Consulting Committee for the evaluation of Institutional License Renovation of the Carlos Albizu University, Puerto Rico Higher Education Council, 2002
• Consultant in Speech-Language Pathology to Head Start Program from the Family Department, for the development of the Scale for Evaluating Language Skills in Spanish, 1999

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