Communication Sciences and Disorders

David McCoy

Associate Professor

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” Helen Keller


  • PhD (2013) - Communication Sciences and Disorders; The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • MS (1993) - Speech Sciences and Audiology; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • BAS (1990) - Communication Sciences and Disorders; The University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • California Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • California Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
  • International Society for Autism Research

Courses Frequently Taught

  • CMSD 220 – Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • CMSD 341 – Voice and Fluency Disorders
  • CMSD 488 – Research Methods
  • CMSD 543 – Autism Spectrum Disorder and Behavioral Interventions
  • CMSD 632 – Experimental Design in CMSD

Current Interests

  • Early Intervention
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Training and Education of Parents with Young Children
  • Language and Social Emotional Development