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Kia N. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) National Advisor

Kia Noelle Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is the Associate Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research Satellite in Atlanta, Georgia through the University of Texas at Austin.

She completed her doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) where she earned a Ph.D. in Hearing and Speech Sciences. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Howard University (Washington, DC) and Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), respectively.

Dr. Johnson specializes in childhood stuttering and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as state licensure with Texas and Georgia. Aside from teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, she presents her research at local, national, and international scholarly conferences and has first-authored and co-authored many research publications.

Dr. Johnson has contributed service to the profession through several volunteer roles including previously serving as the Texas State Representative to ASHA’s Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council and an associate editor, guest editor, and reviewer of peer-reviewed professional publications. She has mentored countless undergraduate and graduate students within the profession and served as a mentor for ASHA’s inaugural Leadership Mentoring Program. Dr. Johnson has been recognized by professional associations and previous institutions for her contributions to the profession in teaching, scholarship, and leadership.

She serves on the ASHA Board of Directors as the National Advisor to the National NSSLHA. And also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing.

She is a proud alumna of the 2006 class of the ASHA Minority Student Leadership Program.

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