Our faculty are routinely acknowledged nationally and internationally for their research contributions and clinical innovations. Moreover, faculty are regularly recognized by students, the college, university, and profession for excellence in teaching and mentoring. You can learn more about each faculty member by visiting their profile page below. This website displays profiles for faculty located at the University of Kansas main campus in Lawrence, Kansas. For faculty at the KU Medical Center location, please visit the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders


Nancy Brady
Professor, Chair, Speech-Language-Hearing
Dole Human Development Center, Room 3008
Jonathan S. Brumberg
Assistant Professor
Dole Human Development Center, Room 3001
Meghan Davidson
Dole Human Development Center, Room 3045
Julie H. Gatts
Clinical Assistant Professor
Haworth Hall, Room 2101D
W. Matthew Gillispie
Clinical Associate Professor
Haworth Hall, Room 2103
Krysta Beaver
Clinical Assistant Professor
Haworth Hall, Room 2101B


Cynthia R. Hunter
Assistant Professor
Dole Human Development Center, Room 3029
Stephanie Meehan
Clinical Assistant Professor
Haworth Hall, Room 2105
Mumu Ana Paula
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Assistant Professor
Haworth Hall, Room 2101A
Kristin Pedersen
Clinical Associate Professor
Haworth Hall, Room 2101E
Mabel L. Rice
Director, Child Language Doctoral Program, Fred and Virginia Merrill Distinguished Professor of Advanced Studies
Dole Human Development Center, Room 3031
Panying Rong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dole Human Development Center, Room 3046
holly storkel
Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and Student Success
Dole Human Development Center, Room 3001
Steven F. Warren
Investigator, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, University Distinguished Professor
Dole Human Development Center, Room 3001
Dr. Jane R. Wegner
Clinical Professor
Haworth Hall, Room 2101

News and events

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/IPCD Graduation Information Page, May 12, 2018

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

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

Three students received Undergraduate Research Awards for SPLH projects in the Spring 2018 semester!  Congratulations to Grace Carlson (mentored by Navin Viswanathan), Beth Fentress (mentored by Holly Storkel) and Bri Marsh (mentored by Jon Brumberg).

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

Holly Storkel and Navin Viswanathan receive Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator Awards in 2017

McKenzie Butcher is one of 13 students to receive Undergraduate Research Awards in fall 2017

Kate DeJarnette, a student in KU’s speech-language pathology program, walks us through why she chose to study augmentative and alternative communication.

Explore a degree in audiology or speech-language pathology at the University of Kansas

"The Impact of Parenting on Fragile X Syndrome" in "Research Features", UK online science magazine, featuring research by Steven F. Warren and Nancy C.Brady

KU to present University Scholarly Achievement Award to Nancy Brady on April 10, 2017

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