Kia Noelle Johnson is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of the Stuttering Analysis Research Laboratory at the University of Houston in Houston, TX. She also serves as a co-advisor to the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association chapter at the University of Houston. She completed her doctoral training in Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). She received a Master’s and Baccalaureate degree in Communication Disorders from Howard University (Washington, DC) and Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), respectively.
Dr. Johnson specializes in Fluency and Fluency Disorders with a focus on children who stutter. Her current research interest is in the examination of speech disfluencies in culturally and linguistically diverse children who do and do not stutter. Aside from teaching both 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 also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and state licensure with Texas.