Joan Good Erickson
Dr. Joan Good Erickson received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in communication disorders from Northern Illinois. Today she is an Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science and a Departmental Affiliate. Dr. Joan Good Erickson received her undergraduate degree in speech pathology and elementary education in 1956 from Northern Illinois University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in speech pathology and Ph.D. in early childhood education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a speech, language and aural rehabilitation therapist, a clinical audiologist and part-time psychology research associate. At the University of Illinois, Dr. Erickson worked as an instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and an associate professor emeritus. She was also a faculty affiliate in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She held dual certification in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and served in an advisory capacity on many committees and panels at the state and national level related to education and speech and hearing science. Her publications include two edited books and numerous journal articles and book chapters as well as instructional television programs and clinical materials. Her later research focused on cross-cultural attitudes toward disabilities. Dr. Erickson passed away in 2011.