Mr. and Mrs. David Martineau established the chair in 2007 to support the research activities of the faculty member benefiting the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Campbell was appointed to the chair in 2011. He retired in 2020.
Campbell directed educational, research and clinical programs at the center, one of the nation’s most respected clinical, research and educational institutions for speech, language and hearing disorders.
I feel privileged to work with such a talented team of researchers, clinicians and students at the UT Dallas Callier Center. I believe the work we do makes a major difference in improving the lives of so many individuals with communication disorders. We also are grateful for the generous support we receive from our committed donors, who are determined to help move communication research forward.
In addition to directing one of the nation’s top clinical, teaching and research facilities in communication disorders, Dr. Thomas Campbell has pursued a research and clinical career that has placed him among the most respected academics in his field. He has participated in or led many large-scale research projects, including longitudinal studies funded by the National Institutes of Health to assess the developmental outcomes for children recovering from severe traumatic brain injuries and children with and without histories of middle-ear effusion.
Campbell also has conducted studies on the physiological development of speech in typical and atypical speakers. His research continues to focus on the identification of physiological, environmental and genetic variables to aid in the early screening of speech and language disorders in children.
Campbell and other Callier Center faculty members are actively engaged in both basic and applied research into the causes, prevention, assessment and treatment of communication disorders. The center is an important regional and national resource for children and adults with speech, language and hearing disorders. In addition to its outstanding clinical services, Callier’s nationally ranked graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology attract top students to UT Dallas and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Campbell earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his doctorate in communicative disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined Callier in 2006, after serving as director of audiology and communication disorders at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He announced his retirement in 2020.