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Rachel Goff-Albritton, PhD., CCC-SLP

Dr. Rachel Goff-Albritton is Assistant Director in the Office of Research Development at Florida State University Office for the VP for Research.  She also is a certified speech-language pathologist with a passion for helping people with aphasia and their loved ones.





Dr. Rachel Goff-Albritton serves as the Assistant Director of Research Advancement and Mentoring in the Florida State University Office of Research Development (ORD) and leads the FSU Research Mentor Academy. 

Rachel supports strategic research advancement at FSU by collaborating with institutional leadership to identify FSU research priorities (strengths and opportunities). Additionally, in ORD, she works primarily with early-career faculty, providing valuable resources to help faculty with individualized research development strategy. Rachel helps faculty across all career-levels navigate research services and contacts across campus and through external partnerships.  She works with colleagues from state-wide and national research development associations and agencies to develop resources and best practices to assist FSU researchers. Rachel earned a doctoral degree from the University of South Florida, a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and her Bachelors of Arts at Florida State University, in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Rachel also worked clinically as a speech-language pathologist for eleven years, providing rehabilitation and educational resources to individuals with aphasia, a language disorder acquired after a stroke or brain injury. Now she continues to support aphasia research as a collaborator in the FSU Aphasia Research Lab. Rachel has a passion for laying a foundation for sustainable research growth at FSU.


Rachel is currently collaborating on aphasia-related research projects with the FSU Aphasia Research Lab

Rachel has also supported aphasia-related research and FSU undergraduate research by serving as a mentor for students Tina Lu and Micah Castillo on a FSU Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement IDEA Grant.

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Doctor of Philosophy,

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dec. 2013

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Master of Science,

 Speech and Hearing Sciences, May 2008

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Bachelor of Arts, 

Communication Disorders and Sciences, April 2006

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl.

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