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Darla Marcear

Clinical Coordinator & Instructor of Communication Disorders

Office: WTAMU Amarillo Center, Suite 350-H
Email: dmarcear@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-5103

Professional Profile

Ms. Marcear joined the Department of Communication Disorders in the fall of 2019.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Abilene Christian University, and her Master’s Degree from California State University, Chico.

Teaching and Related Service

Ms. Marcear currently teaches coursework in clinical observation, assessment, and clinical practicum. In addition, she supervises graduate students at the WTAMU Speech & Hearing Clinic.  Ms. Marcear’s role as Clinical Coordinator allows her to work closely with the university’s affiliate facilities and graduate students, to ensure that student’s clinical practicum requirements are met.

Ms. Marcear has over 30 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, having worked in both hospital and public school settings.  She is a Texas licensed speech-language pathologist and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association (ASHA).

Professional Activities and Interests

Ms. Marcear has served on committees for the Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association (TSHA) and written for the TSHA publication, The Communicologist, as well as presented at the TSHA state convention.  She was awarded Honors of the Association by the Panhandle Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is a graduate of ASHA’s Leadership Development Program.

Ms. Marcear’s professional interests include assessment and speech sound disorders.  

Personal Sketch

Ms. Marcear is a native of California, but has lived in Texas most of her adult life.  She and her husband Rick have two adult children, Mary-Claire and Sam.  Ms. Marcear enjoys baking and cake decorating, traveling to see her kids, and keeping her Labrador pup out of trouble!