Courtney Byrd, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Courtney Byrd, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Full Professor, Associate Chair, and Graduate Advisor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, where she also serves as Founding and Executive Director of the Arthur M Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research, which has three core branches each of which she also founded and directs, including the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute, the Dealey Family Foundation Stuttering Clinic, and the Dr. Jennifer and Emanuel Bodner Developmental Stuttering Lab. Dr. Byrd also serves as the Vice President for Research for The Stuttering Foundation and has been an active member of the National Stuttering Association since attending her first meeting 25 years ago. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has dedicated her life’s work to advancing understanding of the etiology across culturally and linguistically diverse populations, as well as improving treatment and training practices to better serve people who stutter.

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