College of Health and Human Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Georgia Hambrecht was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her bachelors degree in 1974 from Bowling Green State University, her masters degreee in 1975 from Western Illinois University, and her doctoral degree in 1982 from Kent State University. She was a public school SLP in Iowa from 1975 to 1979. She taught at Indidan State University for 23 years before joining the faculty at Western Carolina University in 2004. She currently is a professor at WCU in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Georgia Hambrecht has taught a variety of graduate level courses including Research (with emphasis on single-subject design application), Artriculation and Phonology, Professional Issues, Severe Disabilities (with an emphasis in Deafblindness), Language Disorders in the Schools, Supervision, and Preschool Language Disorders. On the undergraduate level she has taught phonetics, Speech and Language Disorders, and Introduction to the Profession.
Research interest include Clinical Single-Subject Designs, Communication Abilities of Individuals with Severe Disabilites inlcuding autism and deafblindness, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the CSD field.