Chief Staff Officers
Chief Staff Officer for Science and Research
Margaret Rogers has served as the Chief Staff Officer for Science and Research for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 2007. Dr. Rogers is responsible for the association’s scientific and member publications, surveys and outcomes research, educational and award programs in support of research, and the management of the development of all of ASHA’s research and scientific documents.
She received both her PhD and MS in speech-language pathology from the University of Iowa and her BA in psychology and philosophy from Grinnell College. After obtaining her CCC-SLP, Dr. Rogers worked as an SLP in hospital settings and later became board certified in adult neurogenic communication disorders from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS). Dr. Rogers is also an ASHA Fellow. She served on the faculty in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington from 1992 to 2007, conducting research and teaching in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders.
Before coming to ASHA, Dr. Rogers was instrumental in expanding the graduate program in speech-language pathology at the University of Washington by developing a new program focused on medical speech-language pathology. She came to ASHA with a strong commitment to addressing the personnel shortages, and now focuses on expanding the discipline’s research capacity. Her management of the Association’s research-related efforts to support the discipline’s transition into evidence-based practice has included the development of educational and mentoring programs on clinical practice research. Strengthening the discipline’s research capacity and enhancing the dissemination and use of evidence in clinical services are her overarching objectives at ASHA.