Robin Thornhill serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Assessment in the School of Communications. Robin is responsible for helping students with academic, financial and personal needs. She is also the Director of the student professional development co-curricular – the Adopt-A-Team Professional Development Program. In addition, she manages the entrepreneurial program of the School – the Communications Entrepreneurship Research and Resource Center (CERRC) where she co-teaches the graduate and undergraduate courses in the program. In addition to these student responsibilities in the School of Communications, she is the faculty advisor to the business office of the Hilltop student-run newspaper. Her background includes degrees and experience in Advertising, Entrepreneurship and Counseling. Robin’s current research interests include strategic marketing, entrepreneurship and counseling. Robin and her husband are founders of Destiny New Image Consulting, a company specializing in personal empowerment. In 2012, Robin and her husband, Melvin Thornhill co-authored "Marriage from the Heart, A Revolutionary Approach to Covenant Marriage" with Bishop Donald Downing. Robin is completing her doctoral degree in ministry from Howard School of Divinity.
Wilhelmina Wright-Harp, Ph.D.,
Wilhelmina Wright-Harp, Ph.D. and ASHA Fellow is an alumna of Ohio State University where she received both her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. She serves as Associate Dean of the School of Communications where she implements programs to promote research development of the faculty; directs programmatic planning to continue restructuring of the SOC implemented in fall 2013; and coordinates all academic activities of 4 departments (Media, Journalism & Film; Strategic, Legal and Management Communication; Communication Sciences and Dis-orders; Communication & Media Studies, graduate program). Dr. Wright-Harp’s areas of expertise include the design and implementation of mentoring programs as well as the clinical management of individuals with neurogenic disorders, specifically dysphagia, acute traumatic brain injury and stroke. Over the past 35 years, she has been awarded over 6.25 million dollars in federally funded and intramural grants. Recent research awards include an intramural grant awarded by Howard to investigate the validity of cognitive tests for assessment of African American individuals following mild closed head injury; and an intramural Mordecaii Wyatt Johnson Research Award from Howard directed by Dr. Joan Payne to examine the influence of stress on stroke patients.
After my daughter’s stroke, the clinic helped her regain her speech,
“After my daughter’s stroke the clinic helped her regain not only her functional language skills but her confidence as well. The clinical faculty and students were helpful, patient, and kind. I don’t know where my daughter would be if we hadn’t found them.”
My daughter gained confidence in speaking and reading,
My daughter came to the clinic at the age of 6, struggling to breaking down sounds and words which affected her reading. Since she started receiving services in the clinic, there has been an increase in her confidence level. Her reading scores have increased from a 60 to a 95 in school. She is reading chapter books and has a love for reading. I credit her improvement to the services that were provided by the clinical team at the Howard University Speech and Hearing clinic.