Dawn Cotter-Jenkins specializes as a speech-language trainer in the areas of professional voice use, public speaking and accent modification. She has expanded her practice to include Telepractice training and development for academic, medical, and clinical settings. She also is a guest speaker and consultant on mentoring and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
She was a Clinical Supervisor in the master’s program at Adelphi University's Hy Weinberg Speech and Hearing Center in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. There she has established the Telepractice Practicum and Research Suite and has created the course, Introduction to Telepractice for Speech-Language Pathology. She continues expanding her specialty skills in the area of telepractice for remote speech and language service provision and telesupervision.
In 2013 she was appointed to serve on New State Office of Professions- Education Department, Licensing Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She was appointed to Media Strategy Committee of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2017.
Dawn Cotter-Jenkins graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and a minor in Africana Studies in 1991. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from New York University in 1997. She recently completed a second Master of Science degree in Healthcare Informatics at Adelphi University. She holds numerous other certifications in Accent Modification, Leadership, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion specialties.