Shaheen N. Awan, PhD


Shaheen Awan PhDDr. Awan is a certified speech pathologist and professor of speech pathology in the Dept. of Audiology and Speech Pathology at Bloomsburg University (PA).

Dr. Awan’s clinical expertise is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders.  Additionally, Dr. Awan has extensive experience in laryngoscopic/stroboscopic evaluation of the voice.

Dr. Awan’s research work focuses on computer analysis of disordered speech and voice. He has published numerous research articles and book chapters, and is the author of The Voice Diagnostic Protocol (Pro-Ed, Inc.).  His recent research has focused on the development and validation of acoustic models for the prediction of dysphonia severity in sustained vowels and continuous speech. He has been active in developing clinically-oriented computer software for speech and voice assessment and is a consultant with KayPentax (Lincoln Park, NJ) and Tiger DRS, Inc. (Seattle, WA).

DrAwanActionIn November 2009, Dr. Awan was elected Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for achievement in the areas of Research, Teaching and Clinical Service. He retains this status for life; this is one of the highest honors this professional organization can bestow. It recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to a member who has shown outstanding contributions to the profession.

  • BS: University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • MS: Speech Pathology, Clarion University, PA
  • Ph.D: Speech Pathology, Kent State University, OH
  • Author: The Voice Diagnostic Protocol (Pro-Ed, Inc.), the spectral/cepstral analysis computer algorithms in the Analysis of Dysphonia in Speech and Voice program (KayPentax).
  • Research: use of the Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI), the effect of thyroidectomy on voice production, the effects of smoking on the voice.
  • Professor of Speech Pathology at Bloomsburg University: graduate coordinator for speech pathology. teaches courses in: Applied Speech Science, Research in Speech-Language Pathology, Voice Disorders, Craniofacial Disorders, Motor Speech Disorders, Clinical Instrumentation in Speech Pathology.