Dr. Suzanne Moineau with President Karen Haynes
The founder of CSUSM’s speech-language pathology program, Suzanne Moineau has earned the 2018-19 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award, given annually to a CSUSM faculty member in recognition of their commitment to sustained excellence in teaching, research and service.
To: Campus Community
From: Karen S. Haynes President
2018-19 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award – Dr. Suzanne Moineau
Upon the recommendation of the Faculty Awards Selection Committee, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Suzanne Moineau, professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, is the recipient of the 2018- 19 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award.
Dr. Moineau embodies the principles of the Brakebill Award through her excellence in teaching, research and service.
Her unique ability to blend subject matter expertise in her teaching, service and scholarship has positively impacted the entire campus with her transformative contributions. As a founding faculty, Dr. Moineau’s energetic dedication helped transform speech-language pathology from an option within the Master of Arts in Education to an independent department offering Master and Bachelor of Science degrees and a post-baccalaureate certificate preparation program. She also served as chair of the department from 2013-17 and program director from 2006-17.
“Teaching may just be my greatest love,” Dr. Moineau said. “When I am in the classroom and I see students grasp difficult content, I feel a great sense of joy.”
Dr. Moineau shows her devotion to teaching through her many courses, ranging in subjects from speech-language pathology, biology, linguistics, psychology and courses within the School of Education. Her compassionate and student-centered teaching helps create a safe and engaging environment that supports students by using best practices in pedagogy and learning methods.
She is committed to building curriculum that provides hands-on training and prepares students with real-world experiences. Dr. Moineau challenges students to rise to their full potential while recognizing their uniqueness as individuals, resulting in students feeling supported and empowered.
To help students achieve their required clinical hours, Dr. Moineau developed a community-based clinic. The clinic reaches out to the broader community providing over 1,000 hours of free service annually to children and adults with communication disorders, a transformative and deeply felt contribution to the community.
Dr. Moineau served as the first Chair of the College Coordinating Committee for the College of Education, Health and Human Services. She was also the Chair of the University Curriculum Committee (2014-16) and is currently serving a second year as Chair for the Academic Senate.
She exemplifies the values and principles of Cal State San Marcos and epitomizes what it means to be a faculty member committed to sustained excellence in teaching, research and enhancing student learning. Please join me in congratulating her on this well-deserved honor.