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

Nancy C. Brady is a Professor and Chair in the department of Speech Language Hearing Sciences and Disorders and an Investigator in the Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas. Dr. Brady’s research focuses on understanding how pre-speech communication develops, identifying aspects of pre-speech communication directly related to language development, and developing interventions aimed at promoting language by strengthening these foundational skills.

Jonathan S. Brumberg
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Speech-Language-Hearing
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, Director of Graduate Studies, MA SPLH/IPCD
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

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) is approaching on October 22! 

SPLH student Haleyanna Schippers- one of 10 undergraduate students to receive undergraduate research awards this fall.

Bridget Rennard is featured on page 18 of KU Giving magazine's Fall 2019 edition.

SPLH student Bridget Rennard is one of 7 KU students, graduates to win Fulbright awards 

Steven F. Warren, Ph.D. has been named the 2019 Distinguished Alumni by the Applied Behavioral Sciences department.

IPCD students, Ivarene Hurtado (MA-SLP) and Suma Suswaram (PhD), have been selected for ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) Class of 2019

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 16, 2020


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.

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