Harvey Halpern Dr. Harvey Halpern has been a speech-language pathologist and professor for the past 52 years and is retiring from Queens College in Flushing, N.Y., where I first met him 43 years ago. At that time, when he hired me as a full-time instructor and graduate student supervisor, he was the ... Golden Apple
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Harvey Halpern
The ASHA Leader, May 2011, Vol. 16, 37. doi:10.1044/leader.GA.16052011.37
The ASHA Leader, May 2011, Vol. 16, 37. doi:10.1044/leader.GA.16052011.37

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Dr. Harvey Halpern has been a speech-language pathologist and professor for the past 52 years and is retiring from Queens College in Flushing, N.Y., where I first met him 43 years ago. At that time, when he hired me as a full-time instructor and graduate student supervisor, he was the deputy chair of the Communication Arts and Sciences program. Dr. Halpern has had a distinguished career as a researcher, clinician, supervisor of graduate students, and professor. He has written many articles and presented papers on aphasia, apraxia, schizophrenia, stuttering, and language and hearing development in infants who were institutionalized. He also has written books, booklets, and chapters in books about language disorders in adults, and has served as editor of a series of studies in communication disorders. He has taught short courses at ASHA conventions; presented at Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains, N.Y., New York and New Jersey state association conventions; and has chaired and served on many committees for national and local speech, language, and hearing associations. In view of his distinguished career, Dr. Halpern was named an ASHA Fellow, has received many honors and awards, and has been given honorary membership in the Golden Key International Honor Society at Queens College.
At Queens College, he taught courses dealing with phonetics, voice, and language disorders in adults and children. All of his extensive research and experience in teaching and supervising graduate students contributed to his students’ understanding and knowledge of language disorders. In addition to being a beloved and respected teacher, Dr. Halpern is a gentleman in every sense of the word. He always has displayed a genuine interest and commitment to the education of his students. It is because of his total devotion to his students that he returned as an adjunct professor during the spring 2011 semester.
I am very proud and honored to have been his colleague for all these years and I salute Dr. Halpern for his commitment and lasting impact. I will never forget him.
Renee Toueg Flushing, New York
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