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Memoir

David A. Daly
Regents' Proceedings 19

David A. Daly, Ed.D., associate professor of education and speech pathology in the School of Education, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 1999.

A native of Michigan, Professor Daly received his B.A. degree from Central Michigan University in 1963, his M.A. degree from The Ohio University in 1964, and his Ed.D. Degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1968. From 1968-73, he was a faculty member at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1973 as an assistant professor of speech pathology and was promoted to associate professor in 1975. When the Speech and Hearing Sciences Program became a part of the School of Education, he became associate professor of education and speech pathology. Professor Daly also served as director of Shady Trails, the University's speech and hearing camp, from 1973-81 and director of the Communicative Disorders Clinic from 1978-80.

Professor Daly is an international expert on cluttering and stuttering, and he has had considerable impact on how clinicians deal with such fluency disorders through his numerous presentations and publications. Through his service as an officer and member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Professor Daly's influence has extended nationwide. He also shared his expertise through workshops and seminars offered through school districts and professional organizations.

When he joined the School of Education, Professor Daly expanded his focus to include such special education areas as learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, both of which related well to his ongoing research interests in language/learning-disordered youngsters who clutter. This expanded focus proved invaluable to students in the school's Master of Arts with Certification Program in which Professor Daly participated extensively in recent years. He found his work with graduate students very rewarding and the feeling was highly reciprocated.

The Regents salute this distinguished scholar by naming David A. Daly associate professor emeritus of education and speech pathology.