Dr. Maxfield invited to serve on the Research Committee of the National Stuttering Association

Dr. Nathan Maxfield, Associate Professor in Communication Sciences & Disorders has been invited to serve on the Research Committee of the National Stuttering Association, for a three-year term beginning January 2013. With over three million Americans sharing the problems of stuttering, the National Stuttering Association plays a vital role in letting people who stutter know that they are not alone through their programs and services (www.westutter.org). The NSA actively supports research on stuttering. Through its Research Committee, the NSA seeks to facilitate interactions and collaboration between scientists and people who stutter. This includes supporting researchers in the recruitment of study participants and disseminating research findings to interested members of the stuttering community. Since its creation in 1999, the NSA Research Committee has approved numerous research projects aimed at improving our knowledge about stuttering. The NSA Research Committee consists of several members — a mixture of people who stutter representing the membership and several leading researchers in the area of stuttering—as well as a chair representing the NSA board of directors and professional relations committee. Current members can be found here: http://www.westutter.org/stutteringInformation/current-committee-members.htm