Carol Zombotti joins West Liberty staff as clinical director


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Professor Carol Zombotti joined the West Liberty speech pathology department in August of 2020.

West Liberty welcomed Professor Carol Zombotti to the speech pathology department in August of 2020. This year, Zombotti will be teaching courses in phonetics, assessment and management of communication disorders and clinical practicum courses in the pathology department. Once the master’s program in speech pathology opens, she will be teaching additional courses in the fall of 2022 potentially.

Zombotti received her Bachelor of Science in speech pathology and audiology as well as her masters in speech pathology from WVU. She also has a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University. Currently, Zombotti is working to obtain her doctorate in speech pathology from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.
Prior to teaching at West Liberty, Zombotti worked as a speech pathologist for 25 years in the public schools of WV.

Her interest in speech pathology stems from her passion to work with children in a health related field. Zombotti added that she, “had speech therapy when I was a young child and thought it was a good fit.” She decided to teach at West Liberty because her love of teaching was to teach students in a clinical setting.

Zombotti feels that her job has taught her that perseverance always wins and that, “no matter how much experience one has, a new setting requires perseverance, dedication and commitment.”
Currently, Zombotti isn’t involved in any clubs or activities on campus but hopes to become involved in a few next year.

Zombotti wishes to express that it has been such a pleasure to become a faculty member at WLU.
“I am so blessed to be here and love the opportunity to meet and work with our amazing SPA department and others in the College of Health Sciences.
Zombotti also wanted students and staff to know that the WLU Speech and Hearing Clinic is now open and accepting patients in need of evaluations and treatment for children and adults with communication disorders.

Welcome to The Hilltop, Professor Zombotti!