Patricia Geels

Professional Specialist/Clinical Instructor, Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

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"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."

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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
Adult Dysphagia

Research Interests

Interdisciplinary practice and the speech-language pathologist

Equitable service delivery

Graduate Courses Taught

SLP 585 Clinical Practicum – On Campus

Professional Experience

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

Professional Memberships

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Member with Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Indiana Speech and Hearing Association

Professional Presentations

"Back to School University," South Bend Community School Corporation, 2017 and 2018.