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Zeth Everick Collom

Instructor of Communication Disorders

Office: WTAMU Amarillo Center 350R
Email:zcollom@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-5114

Professional Profile

Mr. Collom joined the department and college in summer 2017. He has an undergraduate degree in English from Angelo State University and is an alumnus of the Master of Science program in communication disorders at WTAMU. As a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist, Mr. Collom has worked in a variety of settings with patients across the lifespan. Some favorite experiences include implementing AAC systems for adolescents with communication disorders in the public schools and developing functional treatment plans for residents in skilled nursing facilities. Mr. Collom is privileged to currently provide voice and upper airway clinical services through the WT Speech and Hearing Clinic. He is trained and certified in a variety of voice-specific clinical techniques including videostroboscopy and Dr. Verdolini-Abbott’s Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy™. In the state of Texas, he is 1 of 11 trained and approved providers for PhoRTE™, an evidence-based program designed exclusively for the aging voice.

Teaching and Related Service

Mr. Collom has taught college-level English as well as courses in the communication disorders curriculum. He recently completed certification through the Association of College and University Educators/American Council on Education (ACUE/ACE) as a recognized Effective Online College Instructor. Currently at WTAMU, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in voice and acquired communication disorders. His teachingl duties also include clinical instruction in the WT Speech and Hearing Clinic to graduate students. Mr. Collom serves on multiple university, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and related committees. He also frequently judges regional middle and high school speaking, fine arts, and leadership events for UIL, 4H, and FCCLA.

Research and Creative Activity

Mr. Collom has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences on clinical education and patient-centered practices. His research interests include exploring the phenomenon referred to as “vocal fatigue” as well as enhancing voice-related patient-reported outcome measures. In addition, he is interested in how educational techniques in academic training programs impact both student and patient success in the field of speech-language pathology. Mr. Collom is currently pursuing his doctorate in rehabilitation science. Whenever possible, he loves to let his inner die-hard theatre kid out, whether through performing in a play or just singing in his car.