Jessica Smith, EdD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Program Chair

Biography

Jessica Smith, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor and chair of the speech-language pathology (SLP) department at the University of Mary, where she has worked for six years. Jessica’s clinical experience includes early intervention, school-based assessment and intervention, fluency, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Her research interests include emergent literacy, developmental language disorders, and teaching and learning.  

Jessica founded the undergraduate communication sciences and disorders (CSD) program (spring 2015) and the master’s in speech-language pathology (MS SLP) program (fall of 2018). She served as the North Dakota Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NDSLHA) president from 2015-2018. Jessica also serves on the University of Mary’s Graduate Council, the SHS Interdisciplinary Research Committee, and chairs the SLP Department’s Admissions Committee.

EDUCATION

Ed.D. (Educational Leadership and Administration) – University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, 2018

M.S. (Clinical Speech Pathology) – Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2006

B.A. (Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Disorders: Audiology), University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, 2003

Smith, J. (2019, November). Parent Emergent Literacy Training and Instruction on Preschoolers’ Phonological Awareness & Print Knowledge. Poster Presentation presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.

Anjum, J., Smith, J., & Zeltinger, R. (2019, November). Developing Evidence-Based Practice Projects in CSD Capstone Courses Using Collaborative Teaching and Learning Modules. Oral Seminar presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.