Robert Morgan Mason, 1959
A.B., Denison University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois
D.M.D., University of Kentucky
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Citation awarded on Saturday, June 2, 1979
Robert M. Mason is a national authority on academic theory and clinical problems dealing with the relationship between speech difficulties and dental considerations.
The only person in the country to have doctorates in speech pathology and dentistry with a specialty in orthodontics, Robert teaches and conducts clinical work and research at the University of North Carolina.
Research conducted by Robert in the area of tongue thrust and myofunctional therapy resulted in official statements about that topic by the American Speech and Hearing Association in 1975 and the American Association of Orthodontists in 1977. His numerous publications, convention presentations, and continuing education courses have been credited with improvement in clinical diagnostic processes and management strategies for individuals with craniofacial malformations among dentists, physicians, and speech pathologists.
Robert joins the staff of Duke University Medical Center in July. He has served on the staffs of the University of Illinois Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, University of Tennessee Research and Teaching Hospital, and the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Robert is the brother of William R. Mason ’57, Newark Schools Assistant Superintendent.