Karen Durany

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Senior Lecturer I
Communication Disorders and Sciences, Disability Studies
Phone: 541-346-2092
Office: 252 HEDCO Education Bldg


Karen Durany is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the CDS program.  She is a senior lecturer and teaches in the areas of anatomy and physiology of speech and language, and acquired neurological disorders of speech, language, and cognition. Her areas of specialty are aphasia and acquired brain injury.

Karen is also the founder and director of Project AMP (Amplify My Professor).  The goal of this project is to increase professors' use of microphones in large classrooms to increase educational access for students with hearing loss.


Ph.D., 2001, University of Oregon
Major: Communication Disorders and Sciences

M.A., 1996, University of Oregon
Major: Communication Disorders and Sciences

B.A., 1991, University of Colorado
Major: Communication Disorders and Speech Science


McLaughlin, K.A., Glang, A., Vondy-Beaver, S., Gau, J., & Keen, S. (2013). Web based training in family
advocacy. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 28, 341-348. doi:10.1097/HTR.0b013e31824e1d43
McLaughlin, K.A., & Glang, A. (2010). The effectiveness of a bicycle safety program for improving safety-related
knowledge and behavior in young elementary students. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 343-353.
Glang, A., Koester, M., Beaver, S.V., Clay, J., & McLaughlin, K.A. (2010). Online training in sports concussion.
International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 5, 1-11.
Glang, A., McLaughlin, K, & Ehlhardt, L. (2009). Using interactive multimedia to teach parent advocacy skills.
Abstracts from the North American Brain Injury Society's Seventh Annual Conference on Brain
Injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 24 (5), 392-412.
Glang, A., McLaughlin, K., & Schroeder, S. (2007). Using interactive multimedia to teach parent advocacy skills:
An exploratory study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 22(3), 198-205.
McLaughlin, K.A. (2006). Collaborative intervention in clinical settings. Journal of Medical Speech Language
Pathology, 14, xi-xiv.
Sohlberg, M.M., McLaughlin, K.A., Todis, B., Larsen, J., & Glang, A. (2001). What does it take to collaborate with families affected by brain injury? A preliminary model. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilition, 16, 498-511.


Karen's past research focused on creating interventions for family adaptation and supports following brain injury, and on brain injury prevention.