May 11, 2020
Columbia College’s 2020 recipient of the SCICU Excellence In Teaching Award is Dr. AnnMarie Cimino Knight, assistant professor in the college’s speech-language pathology (SLP) program. Dr. Knight holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in speech-language pathology, both from the University of Florida. She also earned a B.A. in communications sciences and disorders at the University of South Florida.
Although Dr. Knight has only been a Columbia College faculty member since 2017, she brings to the classroom significant experience with clinical speech therapies in acute hospital settings. Dr. Knight’s professional experience includes serving for 10 years as a speech-language pathologist at Providence Hospital in Columbia. While at Providence, Dr. Knight established an interdisciplinary team dedicated to improving care for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders and designed and executed a training program for nursing and dietary staff.