Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin
Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor


When Dr. Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin talks about children who struggle with language and learning, she speaks from the heart. Her son had dyslexia and struggled greatly as a young child. She’s helped him overcome those difficulties, as both a speech-language pathologist and a mother.

Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin says teaching at Sacramento State and providing hands-on therapy with children gives her the best of both worlds. She teaches in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and practices as a speech-language pathologist in the San Juan Unified School District. She works with preschool and elementary school children as well as teenagers.

Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin is also a faculty member for the Second Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, a degree completion program coordinated through the College of Continuing Education.

She has written more than 50 publications, including 16 books, and has made more than 300 presentations at the local, state, national and international levels. Among her many honors, Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin received the national Presidential Daily Point of Light Award in 2015 for her book drive, where she collects books for underprivileged children in poverty. She has collected and distributed over 125,000 books to children  in California and countries around the world, including the Philippines, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, China, and Nepal.  Inspired by her Baptist missionary mother who started a children’s library in the Philippines, Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin continues the book drive in her memory.