Kristine Galek Ph.D. CCC-SLP: Biography/Education

Associate Professor

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology


Dr. Galek received her bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas. She earned her master's degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and her doctoral degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She holds the academic rank of assistant professor. She is also the Co-Director of the Northern Nevada Voice and Swallow Clinic and Director of the RAVSS Research Laboratory. Dr. Galek teaches undergraduate, and graduate courses and supervises clinical practicum in the areas of swallowing disorders, craniofacial disorders, resonance, endoscopy, pediatric feeding disorders, manometry, and voice disorders. Her research interests include swallowing disorders, voice disorders, and craniofacial disorders. She has published her research in scholarly journals and given oral presentations at the American Speech and Hearing Association annual convention, and the Florida Dysphagia Institute. Dr. Galek is a clinician who sees patients and works with students individually to develop clinical skills.

Professional Experience

  • Acute care
  • Long Term care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Private practice CEO and President/Small business practices
  • School based assessment and intervention with the medically fragile
  • Medically based early intervention assessment and intervention
  • Research and Development consultant
  • Pediatric swallow team consultant

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