Kimbarow, Michael L.

Kimbarow, Michael L.

Dept Chair, Communicative Disorders




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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Communicative Disorders, University of Minnesota, 1982
  • Master of Science, Speech Pathology, Univ Of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 1976

Licenses and Certificates

CA License Speech-Language Pathology

CCC-SLP American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Board Certified- Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences


Michael L. Kimbarow, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
Board Certified-Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences

Michael L. Kimbarow is Professor and Chair of Communication Disorders and Sciences at San Jose State University (SJSU). Dr. Kimbarow came to SJSU from New Mexico State University where was Director of the Communication Disorders program. Dr. Kimbarow previously worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in Detroit(1992-1998) where he was on the faculty of the Wayne State University Medical School. He was also the Director of Speech-Language Pathology services at the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center from 1988-1992).

Dr. Kimbarow received his Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Michigan in 1976 and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) in 1982. He has been an ASHA member since 1977. Kimbarow has extensive experience and background in administration and management issues particularly pertaining to community and medical settings. His clinical and research specialization is in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders. Dr. Kimbarow has published research and has made over 50 national, state, and invited presentations in the area of pragmatic deficits associated with adult neurogenic communication disorders. Dr. Kimbarow is the Editor of Cognitive Communication Disorders (2nd Ed.) published by Singular Publishing

Dr.Kimbarow is an ASHA Fellow and served as ASHA’s Vice President for Administration and Planning (2002-2004) Kimbarow also served as Chair of ASHA’s Board of Division Coordinators (1999-2001) and was Coordinator of Division 11- Administration and Supervision (1996-1998).

Dr. Kimbarow is Board Certified in Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) and was Chair of the ANCDS Certification Board in 2003. Kimbarow was President of the Council of Academic Programs in Communicative Disorders and Sciences in 2011 and President of ANCDS in 2012.