Ms. Sarah Hayes is the holder of the Kitty DeGree Endowed Professorship for the Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Hayes is a clinical assistant professor in the speech-language pathology department and clinical coordinator for the ULM Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center located in Sugar Hall.
She earned a masters degree in speech-language pathology at ULM in 1991 (then Northeast Louisiana University). Following completion of her degree, she worked in a number of settings including public schools, long-term care, and rehab/hospital facilities. Hayes joined the ULM faculty in the fall 2003 semester.
Hayes coordinates all evaluation and therapy services provided through the Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center. She supervises on-campus practicum sessions, teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and facilitates all off-campus internships for the department's graduate students.
Her professional areas of interest include evaluation and treatment of adult/geriatric dysphagia, voice disorders and neurogenic communication disorders.
About the Endowment:
The Kitty DeGree Endowed Professorship for the Speech and Hearing Clinic endowment was established to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, learning and research at ULM.