PPS 8.10 Form 1A
I. ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Name: Renee Wendel, M.S., CCC-SLP
Title:
Lecturer and Clinic Director
Educational Background
Degree
MS
Year
1994
University
Texas State University
BS
1992
Texas State University
Major
Communication
Disorders
Communication
Disorders
Thesis/Dissertation
None
N/A
University Experience
Position
Clinic Director/Lecturer
University
Texas State University
Dates
August ’03 - present
Entity
Core Healthcare & Rescare Premier
Brown-Karhan Healthcare
Tangram Premier Rehab.
Central Texas Medical Center
McKenna Health System
Tangram Rehabilitation Network
Dates
2/2009 to present
6/2002 to 8/2003
2/1999 to 6/2002
02/1999 to 04/2005
1996 to 1999
1994 to 1996
Relevant Professional Experience
Position
PRN SLP consultant
Senior speech-language pathologist
Speech-language pathologist
PRN speech-language pathologist
Speech-language pathologist
Speech-language pathologist
II. TEACHING
A. Teaching Honors and Awards:
Recognized by the Office of Retention Management & Planning for making a contribution to the academic
careers of three May, 2007, two May 2008 graduates, and one May 2009 graduates.
B. Courses Taught: CDIS 5344; CDIS 5389/5689
C. Graduate Theses/Dissertations or Exit Committees (if supervisor, please indicate):
Honorary thesis committee member for Jeff Felderhoff, CDIS graduate student (spring 2007 – spring 2008)
D. Courses Prepared and Curriculum Development:
CDIS 5344 – Advanced Clinical Practicum (fall, spring and summer semesters, 2003-present)
CDIS 5689 – Internship in Communication Disorders (fall and spring, 2003-present)
E. Funded External Teaching Grants and Contracts:
F. Submitted, but not Funded, External Teaching Grants and Contracts:
G. Funded Internal Teaching Grants and Contracts:
H. Submitted, but not Funded, Internal Teaching Grants and Contracts:
I. Other
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III. SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE
A. Works in Print
1. Books:
a. Scholarly Monographs:
b. Textbooks:
c. Edited Books:
d. Chapters in Books:
e. Creative Books:
2. Articles
a. Refereed Journal Articles:
b. Non-refereed Articles:
3. Abstracts:
4. Reports:
5. Book Reviews:
6. Other
B. Works not in Print
1. Papers Presented at Professional Meetings:
Wendel, R. M. (2009, April). Privacy and Security: Are your electronic files safe? Lecture presented at the Annual
Convention of the Texas Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Austin, Tx.
Felderhoff, J., Gonzales, M. D., & Wendel, R. M. (2008, February). Assessment methods used in Texas
elementary schools for diagnosing Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs) Poster presentation, Annual Convention of the
Texas Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, San Antonio, TX.
Wendel, R. M., Gonzales, M. D., & Stiritz, L. (2006, November). Electronic Portfolios: Measuring student
achievement beyond transcripts and the Praxis. Poster presentation, Annual Convention of the American Speech,
Language, and Hearing Association, Miami, FL.
Stiritz, L., Gonzales, M. D., & Wendel, R. M. (2006, November). A customized academic and clinical tracking
system using Access. Poster presentation, Annual Convention of the American Speech, language, and Hearing
Association, Miami, FL.
Gonzales, M. D., Wendel, R. M., & Stiritz, L. (2006, March). Electronic Portfolios: it’s more than just the grades.
Poster presentation, Annual Convention of the Texas Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Grapevine, TX.
Gonzales, M. D., Stiritz, L., & Wendel, R. M. (2006, March). Access database as a means of tracking student
academic and clinical hours. Poster presentation, Annual Convention of the Texas Speech, Language, and Hearing
Association, Grapevine, TX.
2. Invited Talks, Lectures, Presentations:
Wendel, Renee M. (2010). Focus on Communication: Matching Learner Needs with Intervention Strategies for
Individuals with Autism. Continuing Education workshop presented to clinical and school-based SLPs. McAllen,
Texas.
Wendel, Renee M. (2009). Applied Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Lecture presented to
speech-language and audiology professionals in fulfillment of the mandatory ethics requirement for licensure
renewal. San Antonio, Texas; McAllen, Texas; Austin, Texas
Wendel, Renee M. (2009, December). Protecting Your Electronic Files: What every clinician needs to know. Lecture
presented to speech-language and audiology professionals for continuing education. San Antonio, Texas.
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Wendel, Renee M. (2007/2008). Privacy Compliance in CARES: Breaking Down the HIPAA Privacy and Security
Rules. Two-part lecture presented to faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Educational
Administration and Psychological Services. San Marcos, Texas
Wendel, Renee M. (2007/2008). Application and Clinical Experience with Electronic Health Records as a SpeechLanguage Pathologist. Lecture presented to faculty members and students in HIM 4301. San Marcos, Texas.
Wendel, Renee M. (2007). Overview of Clinical Operations and Populations in the Speech-Language, and Hearing Clinic
at Texas State. Guest lecture presented to faculty and students in CDIS 1331. San Marcos, Texas.
Wendel, Renee M. (2006). Overview of Clinical Operations and Management of the Speech-Language, and Hearing Clinic
at Texas State. Invited lecture in the College of Education for the Special Education and Educational Psychology
Programs. San Marcos, Texas.
3. Consultancies:
4. Workshops:
5. Other:
C. Grants and Contracts
1. Funded External Grants and Contracts:
2. Submitted, but not Funded External Grants and Contracts:
Klose, Laurie M. and Wendel, Renee M. (2006). Letter of Intent soliciting research awards from Autism
Speaks™ to establish a pilot program in autism research and treatment (not funded).
3. Funded Internal Grants and Contracts:
Stiritz, L. & Wendel, R. (2010, March). Comprehensive college initiative: Communication disorders
computer lab upgrade. Submitted to Texas State University-San Marcos Student Computing Resources Grant.
Budget $12916.74.
Stiritz, L. & Wendel, R. (2007, Jan). Comprehensive College Initiative: Communication Disorders Computer Lab
Upgrade. Submitted to Texas State University-San Marocs Student Computing Resources Grant. Funded for $8,342.
4. Submitted, but not Funded Internal Grants and Contracts:
Lasser, Jon and Wendel, Renee M. (2008). University Lecture Series grant proposal to acquire funding to
support a lecture titled: Functional Analysis & Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders: Effective Interventions for Autism.
Presented by Dr. Brian Iwata, Professor of Psychology at The University of Florida.
D. Fellowships, Awards, Honors:
IV. Service
A. University:
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Actively participated as a member of the TRACS Steering Committee which worked
toward improving function and performance of TRACS, as well as development of new
tools for use in/on TRACS. (spring 2008-present)
Member of the University “Facilities and Environmental” Committee (2007-2010
appointment)
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Member of the University “Clear English” committee which developed and implemented
revised policies and procedures for the university’s Clear English requirement (P&P 7.12).
Chaired by Beth Wuest, PhD; January, 2007
University Seminar instructor, Fall 2006, 2008, 2009
University Seminar instructor – two sections, Fall 2007
Department representative at Spring Commencement ceremonies (2004-2009)
Volunteered for the CHP Career day, Fall 2003 – 2006.
University “Bobcat Day” volunteer Fall 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009; Spring 2004
and 2005.
Served as an usher at December 2003 Commencement.
B. Departmental:
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Director and administrator of the department’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
(2003-present)
Chair, Clinic Renovation Committee. Initiated work on a proposal to renovate the SpeechLanguage-Hearing Clinic. Lead committee meetings to assess long-term needs of the clinic
space as the department grows in faculty and student numbers (fall 2007-Fall 2009).
TRACS faculty liaison for the department of CDIS, 2006 -2009.
Provided on-site training to off campus practicum supervisors, covering the changes in
certification and accreditation standards, as well as documenting student achievement and
supervisor perceptions on preparedness (each academic term 2004-2009).
Member, Spring Conference Committee. Attended planning meetings and provided input
in preparation of the annual spring conference hosted by the CDIS Department (fall 2007).
Develop & maintain content and layout of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic website
using the Gato content management system; (fall 2007-present).
Chair, Proficiency Policy Committee. Lead a committee to write a policy and procedure
statement based on revised 2008 CAA standards (fall 2007).
Led administration and clinical activities for the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation
and Support (CARES). CARES officially began conducting autism assessments in
September, 2007. Played a major role as community liaison; scheduled assessments;
coordinated assessment teams; supervised clinical teams during assessment; managed the
CARES budget; leadership role in development of the CARES Policy and Procedure
manual (fall 2007-spring 2009).
Developed graphics and layout for a PowerPoint presentation summarizing the mission
and function of CARES. Administration in the College of Education and Department of
Communication Disorders used this PowerPoint in their presentations to the academic
Deans and potential donors (spring 2007).
Developed marketing brochures and flyers in partnership with University Marketing for
the CARES project. (fall 2007).
Member of the Graduate Admissions Committee for the Department of Communication
Disorders (2004-2007).
Coordinated and scheduled teleconference sessions between off campus practicum
supervisors and CAA site visitors to assist in verification of program standards (Spring
2007).
Coordinated a meeting between the CAA site visitor team and members of the San
Marcos, university, and clinic communities to assist with verification of program standards
(Spring 2007).
Coordinated clinical observation visits for Dr. Lim, visiting nurse educator, while he
shadowed various faculty members in the Department of Communication Disorders (fall
2007).
Member of the Safety and Building Maintenance Committee for the College of Health
Professions (2003 - 2006).
Member of the Computer Resources Committee for the College of Health Professions
(2006, 2007).
Named Vice Chair of the CHP Computer Resources Committee (fall 2009).
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Member of two faculty search committees charged with hiring new Ph.D. departmental
faculty (2006).
External evaluator of clinical staff performance for the Radiation Therapy Department,
Spring 2004.
Member of the CDIS departmental undergraduate advising committee (2006, 2007)
Academic advisor for approximately 26 undergraduate students. (Fall 2003-present)
Organized and supervised 3 off site pre-K and school-aged speech-language screenings at
local private facilities, Spring 2005, and 2006
Guest speaker for both the NSSLHA and SERTOMA student organizations on campus.
Collaborated on development and implementation of student electronic/digital portfolios
for measuring student outcome (fall 2004-spring 2007).
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C. Community:
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Co-facilitator of 2 local support groups consisting of parents with special-needs children
(Autism, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc). Also participate as a guest speaker on
selected topics (2005-present).
Team Leader of the SMCISD Parent Advisory and Resource Committee (PARC). This
committee is charged with representing parents of, and special needs children, to the
SMCISD Superintendent’s office. The committee works closely with the directors of
Special Education to develop programs that support parents in the IEP and ARD
processes. (2008-present).
Regional Advisory Committee member representing Hays County of the Texas Council on
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. (2006-present)
Co-facilitated an 8 week parent training workshop for parents of developmentally delayed
children, Summer and Fall 2004; Spring & Summer 2005.
Participated in “Discovering disAbilities”. A day-long event at a San Antonio elementary
school that focused on increasing sensitivity and acceptance of individual differences;
Spring 2005 and Spring 2006.
Guest Speaker at the local SERTOMA chapter luncheon, Spring 2005.
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D. Professional:
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Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association member of the Competency-Based University
Training Task Force (2004 – present)
Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association member of the University Supervisors Task
Force. Contributed to developing a training module for new and veteran clinical
supervisors (2007-2008).
Piloted the administration and scoring of the CCC-2, a new diagnostic tool used to identify
non-verbal communication disorders (fall 2006).
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E. Organizations:
1. Honorary:
2. Professional:
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Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holder of the
Certificate of Clinical Competence;
Licensed in the state of Texas by the State Board of Examiners in Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology;
Member of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association;
Member of the National Autism Association (2004-present).
Member of the Autism Society of Greater Austin (fall 2008-present).
F. Service Honors and Awards:
Honors and Awards: 2006 Runner Up for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service
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