Professional Specialist/Clinical Instructor, Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
"My career has included multidisciplinary collaboration in a variety of settings to increase communicative competence across the lifespan. By working in multiple settings I have experienced the breadth and depth of this exciting field. Clinical supervision at Saint Mary's College affords me the opportunity to collaborate one on one with emerging professionals in the service of our shared clients. It is an honor to share my knowledge and experiences as students transform into clinicians shaped by the Saint Mary's College values of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility, and social responsibility."
Patricia Geels serves as a clinical instructor in the Communicative Sciences and Disorders department. Prior to working at Saint Mary's, Trish worked for over 10 years as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings across the lifespan. The primary emphasis of her clinical work has been assessment and treatment of adult neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders in the acute care setting. In her most recent position, she provided diagnostic and intervention services for children in the South Bend Community School Corporation. She strongly values interdisciplinary collaboration to support the communicative competence of individuals.
MA, Ball State University
BS, Ball State University
Area of Expertise
Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Interdisciplinary practice and the speech-language pathologist
Equitable service delivery
Graduate Courses Taught
SLP 585 Clinical Practicum – On Campus
Saint Mary's College, 2018–Present
South Bend Community School Corporation, 2015–2018
Beacon Health System, 2008–2015
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center 2007–2008
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Member with Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
- Indiana Speech and Hearing Association
"Back to School University," South Bend Community School Corporation, 2017 and 2018.