Kelly  Jackson
Assistant Professor and Clinical Lab Coordinator
School of Health Professions
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2127 CHS Building 2
kjacks17@samford.edu
205-726-2674

Kelly Jackson joined Samford University in 2017 as an Instructor and Clinical Lab Coordinator in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received her BA in Communicative Disorders and Spanish and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alabama. Kelly is currently a PhD in Health Sciences candidate at Northern Illinois University and is pursuing a focus on interprofessional education and practice in speech-language pathology. Her clinical experience includes work with both pediatric and adult clients with a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Kelly’s primary areas of interest include bilingual language development and service delivery, interprofessional and collaborative practice/education, clinical education, and neurogenic communication disorders.

Degrees and Certifications

  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, The University of Alabama
  • BA, Communicative Disorders and Spanish, The University of Alabama
  • Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology, Columbia University
  • Lee-Silverman Voice Treatment – LOUD
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association
  • Licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Expertise

  • Bilingual language development and service delivery
  • Interprofessional and collaborative practice/education
  • Clinical education
  • Neurogenic communication disorders

Courses Taught

  • Special Populations in CSDS
  • Supervision in CSDS
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Aphasia in Adults
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Dysphagia Lab
  • Phonetics Lab

Publications and Presentations


Jackson, K.F.
& Szynkiewicz, S.H. Can You Hear Me Now? Tips for Taking Care of Your Voice as a Faculty Member. Presentation, Samford University Mini-Conference on Teaching and Learning, Birmingham, AL, August 2023.

Jackson, K.F. & Szynkiewicz, S.H. Positive Therapeutic Effects of Medication on Swallowing Function: A Systematic Review Following PRISMA 2020 Guidelines, Poster Presentation at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA November 2022.

Jackson, K.F. & Robayna, T. An Exploratory Study of Student Perceptions Addressing Applied Interpretation Through an Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning Activity with Spanish Language Students and Communication Sciences and Disorders Students. South Atlantic Modern Languages Conference, Jacksonville, FL, November 2022.

Jackson, K.F. & Robayna, T. An Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning Activity with Spanish Language Students and Communication Sciences and Disorders Students. Presentation, Samford University Mini-Conference on Teaching and Learning, Birmingham, AL August 2022.

Jackson, K.F (2020, August). 20Q: Bilingual Service Delivery: Where Do I Start? Speechpathology.com, Article 9318. Retrieved from www.speechpathology.com.

Jackson, K.F., Johnson, M.L., & Roberson, C.J. Impact of IPE Simulation on Confidence and Preparedness of SLP/SW Students in Hospital Settings, Poster Presentation at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention 2019