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Assistant Professor CSD (Speech)
Areas of Specialization
Language and literacy disorders, Culture and diversity considerations in reading acquisition, School-based issues
- PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Central Florida
- EdS, Curriculum & Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University
- MS, Communicative Disorders, University of Mississippi
- BS, Speech pathology & Audiology, Tennessee State University
Kimmerly Harrell, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL is an Assistant Professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She specializes in language and literacy disorders and is a Board-Certified Specialist in Child Language. Before coming into academia Dr. Harrell worked as a school-based Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in Georgia and Florida for over 8 years. Prior to becoming an SLP she worked as a Service Coordinator for an early intervention system and as a Mental Health Disability Coordinator for Head Start. Dr. Harrell's other clinical and research interests include assessment and intervention of reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition in culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents, cultural competence and humility in graduate education, and school-based issues in speech-language pathology. Dr. Harrell also uses her knowledge and expertise to provide therapy and professional development in Haiti, Kenya, and Jamaica.