Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Houston, HoustonMelissa Bruce retired in the spring of 2018 as Clinic Director of the University of Houston Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic, the training facility of the University of Houston Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her affiliation with the ComD Department has continued as an employed retiree providing consulting services to the Department. She is a Fellow of the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association, and Board Certified Specialist and Mentor in Fluency Disorders. She holds a Master of Science degree from Purdue University and completed post-masters study in stuttering at Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining the University of Houston, she served as Clinic Director at the University of Vermont. Her administrative experience includes serving as Project Director for training and service delivery grants in early childhood intervention.