University Profiles

Brian Shulman

Brian B. Shulman, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, BCS-CL, FASAHP

Professor and Dean, School of Health and Medical Sciences

Department of Speech-Language Pathology


My research interests lie in Language Development in Young Children.

As a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language (BRS-CL), conferred by ASHA's Specialty Board on Child Language, and as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), I have made numerous invited presentations to professional groups at international, national, state and local levels. I have served in a number of leadership positions within ASHA: Chair of ASHA's Board of Division Coordinators (BDC); a member of ASHA's Council for Clinical Specialty Recognition; and as co-chair of two ASHA annual conventions.

Serving a three-year term (2006-2008) as ASHA's nationally elected Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice, I identified national issues, monitored the emergence of new areas of practice, addressed concerns of the work setting and monitored and facilitated ASHA-related activities designed to promote all practice settings. I have recently published a textbook entitled Language Development: Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications published by Jones and Bartlett Publishers (Boston, MA) with colleague, Dr. Nina Capone (Department of Speech-Language Pathology).

Most recently, I was appointed Dean Commissioner of the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The ARC-PA is the accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for PA education and evaluating PA educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards. The ARC-PA is an independent accrediting body authorized to accredit qualified PA educational programs leading to the professional credential, Physician Assistant (PA).

I was also the recipient of the 2010 Professional Service Award from the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA).


  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University (Speech-Language Pathology)
  • M.A., Bowling Green State University (Speech-Language Pathology) 1979
  • B.A., State University College at Cortland (Speech Pathology Audiology)

Academic Distinctions

  • May 2010 Distinguished Professional Service Award, New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2008-2013 / 2002-2008 Specialty Recognition in Child Language, Specialty Board on Child Language

Academic Administration Academic Appointments
  • May 2007-present Dean, School of Health and Medical Sciences (formerly, School of Graduate Medical Education) Seton Hall University

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
  • Shulman, B.B. (1998). Child development. In W.O. Haynes B.B. Shulman (Eds.), Communication development: Foundations, processes, and clinical applications. Baltimore, MD: Williams Wilkins.



Office Phone
(973) 275-2031


Office Location
Room 212B
McQuaid Hall


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