Kristin Pedersen

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Speech-Language-Hearing
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies, MA SPLH/IPCD
Primary office:
Haworth Hall
Room 2101E
University of Kansas
2101 Haworth Hall, 1200 Sunnyside Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Kris Pedersen, SLPD CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing where her work focuses on early intervention practices. She specializes in speech and language services for children from birth to age five, along with evidence-based practices in early intervention.

Kris received her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and her Bachelor’s from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. A native of the Chicago-area, Kris joined the SPLH Department at KU in 1997 working in the Language Acquisition Preschool and as Project Coordinator for the Communication and Autism Project. She joined the clinical faculty in 2005.


SLPD, Early Intervention , University of Kansas

M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Speech Pathology, Northwestern University


Kris currently teaches the SPLH 868 Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology for second year Master’s students and Clinical Practicum (SPLH 862/864/672) to both graduate and undergraduate students. Using the Kansas Teaching, Educating and Mentoring (K-TEAM) model of clinical education, she facilitates the Learning through Everyday Activities and Partnerships (LEAP) team. Her team of practicum students provides speech-language services to children ages birth-three and their families in home and community settings. She maintains a contract with Northeast Kansas Infant-Toddler Services and Keystone Learning Services to provide these practicum opportunities for students.


Kris’ clinical research and practice focuses on service delivery models in home and community based settings with emphasis on the use of natural learning opportunities, capacity-building techniques, and collaborative models of support. She also explores the use of speech and language interventions in home and community settings, with emphasis on interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Speech Sound Disorders.


Kris is active in supporting evidence-based practices in early Intervention throughout the state of Kansas. She serves as Assistant Coordinator for the Northeast Kansas Infant Toddler Program and serves on the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Executive Board. Kris is also serves on the Council for Graduate Studies and is the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing. She recently became the Kansas Children Action Network Coordinator and Partnership Liaison for the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) and is a member of the DEC Policy and Advocacy Council.

News and events

Joshuaa Allison-Burbank is recognized by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development: as a 2019 Native American 40 under 40 award recipient.

Ana Paula Mumy along with Brazilian SLP Daniela Zackiewicz just completed translation of the film, "When I Stutter" in Portuguese, and it will be debuted at the "Abra Gagueira" conference this October, which is the Brazilian association for persons who stutter.  Ana Paula is an invited speaker at the conference and will be hosting the very first screening of the film in Portuguese!

Bachelor’s Degrees in American Sign Language & Deaf Studies, KU Edwards Campus

Congratulations to Russell Johnston, Ph.D., Kristen Muller, Ph.D., and Kevin Pitt, Ph.D. for successfulling defending their dissertations this summer! 

Congratulations to Tiffany P. Hogan, Speech Language Pathology PhD alum, ASHA Fellowship of the Assiciation 2019 Award recipient.

Suzanne Adlof, one of our Speech Language Pathology MA/PhD alums now in South Carolina, received the presidential early career award in science/engineering.

Congratulations to Mindy Bridges, Assistant Professor, on receiving the School of Health Professions (SHP) Research Grant for her proposal: The Development of Language-Intensive Professional Development Modules for Prekindergarten Teachers.

Abby Enneking, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be 1 of 2 students from Kansas to receive the Sertoma International Award.

Frank Kim, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be the recipient of the SHP Dean's Diversity Scholarship.

Nancy Brady recently participated in the First Summit Forum of China Higher Education of Speech Language Pathology at East China Normal University in Shanghai China. Dr. Brady is pictured with Dr. Qiaoyun Liu, the department head and associate Dean at East Normal. Dr. Liu was a visiting scholar at KU in 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a consensus for curriculum in Speech Language Pathology in China.

SPLH/IPCD Graduation Ceremony Information Page, May 18, 2019


Dr. Holly Storkel leads a research project aimed at developing effective interventions for kids with DLD called KAW Story. The project just earned a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to continue research with 60 Kansas kindergarteners across several school districts.

SPLH Professor, Holly Storkel, has been selected as Associate Dean for Academic Innovation & Student Success

SPLH Chair, Nancy Brady, has been promoted to Professor by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod - Chancellor announces faculty awarded promotion and tenure for 2018

Ana PaulMumy's TEDxKU talk- Placing Value on Human Imperfection

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