M. N. Hegde, Ph.D.

M. N. (Giri) Hegde, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University–Fresno, holds a master’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Mysore, India; a post-master’s diploma in medical (clinical) psychology from Bangalore University, India; and a doctoral degree in speech-language pathology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Dr. Hegde is a specialist in fluency disorders, language disorders, research methods, and treatment procedures in communicative disorders. He has made numerous presentations to national and international audiences on various basic and applied topics in communicative disorders and experimental and applied behavior analysis. With his deep and wide scholarship, Dr. Hegde has authored several highly regarded and widely used scientific and professional books, including Clinical Research in Communicative Disorders (with P. Salvatore), Introduction to Communicative Disorders, A Coursebook on Aphasia and Other Neurogenic Language Disorders, Hegde’s PocketGuide to Communication Disorders, Hegde’s PocketGuide to Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology, Hegde’s PocketGuide to Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology, Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children (with F. Pomaville), Assessment of Communication Disorders in Adults (with D. Freed), Clinical Methods and Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (with K. Kuyunjian) and several others. He has served on the editorial boards of scientific and professional journals and continues to serve as an editorial consultant to the Journal of Fluency Disorders.

Dr. Hegde is a recipient of various honors, including the Outstanding Professor Award from California State University–Fresno, CSU-Fresno Provost’s Recognition for Outstanding Scholarship and Publication, Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Southern Illinois University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from District 5 of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Hegde is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.