Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Cathy Rasmussen


  • Ph.D. Communication Disorders, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S.Ed. Speech-Language Pathology, Nazareth College
  • B.A. Political Science, Harding University


Dr. Rasmussen is Department Chairperson and a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology. She joined the Nazareth Speech Language Pathology Department in August 1995. She was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

She has done research in the area of spoken language acquisition by children who are deaf, Cued Speech, and assistive devices for deaf students. Dr. Rasmussen currently co-directs a personnel preparation grant from the United States Dept. of Education with Dr. Paula Brown, supporting a concentration in the provision of speech-language services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  A past president of the National Cued Speech Association, she has presented in many regional, state, and national venues on applications of cueing for both hearing and deaf individuals. 

TEDx Talk

    Dr. Rasmussen explains cued speech and how it could help you make a better connection with others.