James Madison University
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Shannon Helfer

Graduate Assistant

  • Office: HHS 2127
  • Phone: 540-568-6980
  • Email: helfersc@dukes.jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Social Work Department
    James Madison University - MSC 4303
    801 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807


I am a first year graduate student in the Master’s program of Speech and Language Pathology at James Madison University.  I completed my undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Disorders with a minor in Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh.  A fascination with human communication and language development led me to this field.  Pittsburgh has been my home for 21 years, so moving to the Shenandoah Valley this fall has been very exciting for me! This is truly an excellent environment in which to complete my pre-professional coursework and clinical training.