Patricia Geels, M.A., CCC-SLP is a proud double Cardinal, having earned both a B.S. and M.A. in speech-language pathology from Ball State University. She is working toward a PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at Western Michigan University. Professor Geels' research is informed by her 10+ years in clinical practice and explores the role of speech-language pathologists in oncology care, particularly the experiences of those with cancer-related cognitive impairment. She loves learning and teaching through a relationship-based approach and, as a life-long South Bend resident, is committed to building strong relationships with students, faculty, and the community in this position.