Valerie E. Boyer
Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor
Program Affiliation: Communication Disorders and Sciences
Office: 310 Rehn Hall
Dr. Valerie E. Boyer is a tenured Associate Professor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences program. She is a current recipient of the Mark and Susan Ashley Endowed Professorship. She holds a Ph.D. in Special Education (2006) and a M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences (2000), both from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Boyer teaches CDS 505, Phonological Development and Disorders, CDS 507, Language Disorders, and CDS 517, Birth to Three Communication Disorders. Research interests include pediatric language development and disorders particularly with young children, children with autism spectrum disorders, and children from diverse backgrounds as well as scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Boyer is a licensed speech-language pathologist holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Boyer was awarded the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA) award for Mentorship in the College of Education and Human Services in 2015. She was also the recipient of the Rehabilitation Institute Tenure-Track Teacher of the Year Award in 2010, 2012, 2014.