Alumni and Friends


Department of Speech-Language-Hearing alumni are employed in a variety of educational and health care settings as Speech Language pathologists and audiologists or in supportive roles as paraprofessionals and SLP assistants or in related fields such as dentistry. Other alumni go on to achieve doctoral level degrees and are speech-language–hearing scientists at educational and research institutions around the world. Still others have gone into medicine and related health professions.

Some of our alumni remain in the Lawrence–Kansas City area and mentor graduate students in external clinical placements but we also have alumni in other states across the country as well as abroad. Our alumni are active in state organizations that advocate for the professions and for individuals with communication disorders such as the Kansas Speech and Hearing Association. 

Our alumni generously support the Department, most recently, alumni established the Betty H. Bunce Annual Multicultural Lecture fund, in honor of retiring faculty member Betty Bunce. The fund will allow us to bring a multicultural expert to KU each year to collaborate with our faculty and enhance student learning around speech-language-hearing services for the diverse clients we serve.

Please help us keep our top-rated program growing and diversifying.


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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