Dr. Troy Clifford Dargin

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Dr. Troy Clifford
Dargin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Speech-language Pathology Founding Program Director

Dr. Troy Clifford Dargin holds an eclectic array of experiences and degrees, framing his interest with cross departmental work. As a voice performer and voice disorder specialist, Dargin joined DelVal with nearly 15 academic degrees including two bachelor’s and 13 master’s degrees, along with numerous certificates. His undergraduate degrees are in theatre performance and vocal music education K-12, master’s degrees in music, speech-language pathology, political science and finance, and a PhD in Speech Language Pathology with a focus on habilitation of the professional voice. He has experience developing speech-language pathology programs at two different Universities and was selected to lead the development of the new Speech-Language Pathology graduate program at DelVal. Previously, he was a founding faculty member at Yeshiva University and founding program director at Regis College. 

He has taught junior high music in the public school system and he has performed professionally in theatre most specifically in a travelling children’s theatre troupe before turning to academia. Dr. Dargin is a certified practitioner in the Arthur Lessac Voice/Body technique and he holds a certificate in Vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech. Troy maintains professional service through offering continuing education to SLP’s through his “Visions in Voice” company, where he combines his academic and entrepreneurial business interests. He continues to be active in the music community by judging state and regional vocal music contests. His professional affiliations include: Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA); NSSLHA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia- a professional men’s music fraternity. Throughout all of Dr. Dargin’s interests he remains constant with his desire to mentor students.

In his first year, he led DelVal’s SLP program to become the first online-only program to earn candidacy status from the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA).  

Dr. Dargin is a lifelong learner and is motivated to help students achieve their dreams and serve others in the industry. He utilizes hands-on learning in didactic courses and often asks questions to students to encourage discussion-based learning, catering to adult learners.