Bonnie Halvorson-Bourgeois '07, MS, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and is the Coordinator of Literacy Services in the Speech Language and Literacy Center (SLLC).

She teaches courses and provides clinical education for first-year MS graduate students and educators completing the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Language and Literacy. She specializes in spoken-written language relationships and Structured Literacy intervention methods for teaching foundational reading and writing skills. Bonnie is active in deepening her self-reflection and knowledge of power, privilege, and positionality, and infusing anti-oppressive practice into clinical education. She has foundation-level training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the Mindful Schools Curriculum and infuses mindfulness practice in her work with students and clients.

  • BFA, Theatre, University of Regina, Canada
  • MS, Textile Conservation, University of Alberta, Canada
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

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Awards and Honors

Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2023

This award honors a distinguished Institute faculty member who has excelled in meeting the excellence in teaching criteria and is recognized by students, faculty colleagues, and other members of the community. It is given to a faculty member who best exemplifies creativity in teaching, is receptive to evaluation, is responsive to the individual learning needs of students, is a mentor to students and faculty alike, and is recognized and respected by professional colleagues.

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