Mr. Clifton received a B.A. and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology from Texas Tech University. He holds the “Certificate of Clinical Competence” from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association as well as licensure in the states of Texas and Oklahoma. Mr. Clifton is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association, and an honorary member of the Panhandle Regional Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Mr. Clifton has worked in the field of Speech-Language Pathology for over 35 years as a provider of direct services or supervisor of students/staff in a variety of settings, including public schools in Texas and Iowa as well as Texas Tech University, the University of Houston, West Texas State University, Texas Woman’s University, and the Killgore Children’s Psychiatric Center and Hospital, Inc. He worked as a speech-language pathologist and served as coordinator/director of the Region 16 Education Service Center Early Childhood Intervention program for many years. Additionally, Mr. Clifton was the coordinator/director of the Office of Field Experiences and director of the Gifted and Talented Institute in the Department of Education at WTSU. He has served on numerous professional committees and presented at conferences and workshops.
Mr. Clifton joined the Department of Communication Disorders at WTAMU in the fall of 2011 as a part time clinical instructor/supervisor. He continued in this role for the 2012-2013 academic year, teaching courses as well as supervising graduate students.
Mr. Clifton lives in Amarillo with his wife, Pam. He has two children and four grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, playing bridge, and working in the yard.