Glyndon D. Riley

In Memoriam - Glyndon Riley

Glyndon D. Riley, professor emeritus of speech communication, died Sept. 2. He was 85.

Riley joined the campus in 1966 and developed a diagnostic scale called the Stuttering Severity Instrument for Children and Adults in the early 1970s. In 1995, the Center for Children Who Stutter opened its doors on campus with Riley as its acting director. He and his wife, Jeanna, served on the center's executive board.

In addition to his wife, Riley is survived by four children, Randy Scott, Randall Glen, Lori Suzette and Rene Ellen; and grandchildren, Bethany Ann, David James and Katie Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Center for Children Who Stutter.

(From the California State University, Fullerton webpage ( - Sept. 12, 2014)

Sharing information on Cal State Fullerton's Center for Children Who Stutter with campus and community members at the Oct. 27 briefing are, from left, Glyndon Riley, emeritus professor of speech communication and center co-founder; Sherri Wolff, center director and Jeanna Riley, center co-founder.

The Center for Children Who Stutter at California State University, Fullerton - "was founded in 1995 by Drs. Glyndon Riley, Jeanna Riley, Robert Emry and Elizabeth Mechling--working with the faculty and graduate students in Communicative Disorders along with community leader Ira Zimmerman." The Center for Children Who Stutter not only provides diagnosis, prevention and treatment services, but also world class Professional Conferences since 1998.

A wonderful tribute by Ehud Yairi in on the Stuttering Foundation website - Glyndon Riley Remembered

added September 30, 2014