Dr. Angela R. Massenberg received her PhD in Audiology and Speech Sciences, specializing in Neuropathologies of Communication, Child Language, and Counseling from Michigan State University. She was one of the first people to graduate from a Michigan university with a doctoral degree in the area of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), in the field of speech-language pathology. Dr. Massenberg completed her Masters of Arts degree in speech-language pathology from Eastern Michigan University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Wayne State University, with a major in Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Massenberg holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and a Michigan Teaching Certificate.
Dr. Massenberg’s pediatric experience includes all ages from pre-school through high school in both clinical and school settings. Her experience includes evaluation and treatment of language, phonological disorders, articulation, fluency, voice, and motor speech disorders. Dr. Massenberg re-established and designed a speech-language pathology program for multicultural clients with communicative disabilities at the Maternal and Child Health and Crippled Children Services (for the Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States) on the island of St. Croix. She is the lead author of a comprehensive therapy kit designed to help children with thought organization difficulties entitled Picture Categories Galore & More (NSS publications, 2011).
Dr. Massenberg has a variety of experience in the area of TBI. She is a clinician and researcher. As an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University, Dr. Massenberg developed and taught a graduate course emphasizing TBI. She has worked in various settings with TBI and other neurologically-impaired children and adults.
Due to Dr. Massenberg’s professional and personal achievements, she was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award by the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS), at Michigan State University. She joined a select and distinguished group who received this most prestigious award. Only 191 (out of nearly 50,000) of the most accomplished CAS alumni have received this award since its inception 42 years ago.
Dr. Massenberg served on the Executive Council of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA), as the Vice President, Programs (2008 and 2009). She holds numerous professional memberships, including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and MSHA. In addition, Dr. Massenberg served as a member on the College of Communication Arts and Sciences Alumni Board, at Michigan State University.
Dr. Massenberg is also the Program Administrator and Director of the Briarbank House for the Brain Injured, which is a 24 hour residential facility. The Briarbank House is located in Southfield, Michigan.