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Our Faculty and Staff - Marisue Pickering, Ed.D., F-CCC-SLP

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Marisue Pickering, professor emerita, rejoined the department in 1998 after ten years in central administration at UMaine. She officially retired in 2006, but continues to write, meet with students, and guest lecture in the department. Her primary scholarly focus has been on interpersonal communication within the supervisory and clinical processes; she is co-editor (with Dr. Martha Crago) of Supervision in Human Communication Disorders. In addition to presenting conference papers, she has given invited presentations at institutions in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, France, England, and Australia. Dr. Pickering’s current interests include international aspects of CSD and issues of cultural diversity.


  • Ed.D. 1979 Boston University (Humanistic and Behavioral Studies)
  • M.Ed. 1962 Boston University (Speech Pathology)
  • B.A. 1959 Ohio University (Speech and Hearing Therapy).

Selected Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Pickering, M. (2005). Issues and innovations in clinical education: A view from the USA. Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, 7(3), 167-169.
  • Pickering, M. (2005). Clinical education, professional supervision and mentoring: A perspective from the USA. In M. Rose, D. Best, & J. Higgs (Eds.), Transforming practice through clinical education, professional supervision, and mentoring (pp.19-22). Edinburgh, Scotland: Elsevier.
  • Pickering, M. (2005). Transforming practice through teaching, learning and supporting relationships: A perspective from the USA. In M. Rose, D. Best, & J. Higgs (Eds.), Transforming practice through clinical education, professional supervision, and mentoring (pp. 352-355). Edinburgh, Scotland: Elsevier.
  • Pickering, M. (2003). Shared territories: An element of culturally sensitive practice. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 55(6), 287-292.
  • Marshall, J., & Pickering, M. (Eds.). (2003) International cross-cultural issues, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 55(6).
  • Pickering, M. (2002). Culturally appropriate competence – What is it? (summaries). Newsletter for Communication Therapy International, No. 15, 5-7; Newsletter for the International Support Group for Chartered Physiotherapists, No. 3, 2-5.
  • Pickering, M. (2001). Scholarship and the clinical educator. Administration and Supervision, 11(1), 11-15.
  • Pickering, M., & McAllister, L. (2000). A conceptual framework for linking and guiding domestic cross-cultural and international practice in speech-language pathology. Advances in Speech Language Pathology, 2(2), 93-106.
  • Pickering, M., with McAllister, L., Hagler, P., Whitehill, T., Penn, C., Robertson, S., & McCready, V. (1998). External factors influencing the profession in six societies. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology: A Journal of Clinical Practice, 7, 5-17.
  • Pickering, M. (1998, Fall). The international challenge. Asha, 40(4), 34-36.
  • Pickering, M., & McAllister, L. (1997). Clinical education and the future: An emerging mosaic of change, challenge and creativity. In L. McAllister, M. Lincoln, D. Maloney, & S. McLeod (Eds.), Facilitating learning in clinical settings (pp. 252-295). Cheltenham, UK: Stanley Thornes (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Pickering, M. (1995, Spring). Being a professional in a borderless world. Australian Communication Quarterly, 16-17, 20-21.
  • Pickering, M. (1994). The unexpected, the amazing, and the elusive: Applying international perspectives to clinical education. In M. Bruce (Ed.), Toward the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 1994 International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision (pp. 68-81). Burlington, VT: University of Vermont.

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