La Salle University has named Brian A. Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences effective August 1. A speech-language-pathology expert in the area of communication development and speech sound disorders in Latino children, Goldstein comes to La Salle from Temple University, where he served in various capacities for more than 15 years. He succeeds Zane Robinson Wolf, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, who is stepping down as Dean to return to the faculty.
Goldstein most recently served as a professor in Temple’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in Temple’s College of Health Professions and Social Work. Previously, he served as Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Under his leadership, the master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology was ranked 29th out of 229 programs by U.S. News and World Report.
“We are pleased to have Brian join La Salle University. I believe he has the talent, experience, and character to make a positive impact not only on the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, but also on the University in general,” La Salle President Michael J. McGinniss, F.S.C., Ph.D. said. “He brings to us the values that we cherish: excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, a multicultural perspective, as well as a commitment to people in need.”
As Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Goldstein will oversee the school’s Health Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Public Health, and Speech-Language-Hearing Science programs.
“I am excited and honored to join La Salle University and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences,” Goldstein said. “Our urban context provides us a unique environment in which to educate and mentor students, conduct cutting-edge research and scholarship, and provide services to the community, which can position us at the forefront of health and healthcare delivery, education, and practice.”
In addition to his scholarly and research interests in communication development, speech sound disorders, and assessment, Goldstein has earned recognition for his teaching skills, both a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award and a Temple University Great Teacher Award. His scholarly work has appeared in journals such as American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, and Communication Disorders Quarterly. He is the author of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Resource Guide for Speech-Language Pathologist, and the editor of Bilingual Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-English Speakers.
A Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Science Association and a recipient of the Certificate for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs, Goldstein earned his bachelor’s degree in linguistics and cognitive sciences from Brandeis University, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in speech-language pathology from Temple University. He also completed Harvard University’s Management Development Program.