Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FNAP is the Assistant Program Director for the MS-SLP program. Dr. Pavelko earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Youngstown State University in 1999, completed her master’s degree in Linguistics from Purdue University in 2002, and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida in 2011.
Previously, she was at James Madison University. While at JMU, Dr. Pavelko served as the Director of Clinical Education; served as the Undergraduate Program Director; and taught a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses/seminars. Dr. Pavelko directed several undergraduate honors projects and doctoral dissertation projects.
Dr. Pavelko’s research interests include improving clinical practices for children with language impairment, language sampling, interprofessional education/practice, and emergent literacy. She has published extensively in these areas in peer-reviewed journals such as Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. She has been an invited speaker at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s Annual Convention and has presented at local, state, national, and international venues.
In 2019, Dr. Pavelko was inducted into the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Fellow. These individuals are recognized as having made a significant contribution to interprofessional healthcare. Dr. Pavelko also serves as an Editorial Board Member for two of the ASHA journals.