Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

KATHY L. CHAPMAN, PhD portrait
  • Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Communication Sciences & Disorders



  • Doctor of Philosophy, PH D, Purdue University Main Campus
  • Master of Science, MS, Texas Tech University
  • Bachelor of Science, BS, Texas Tech University

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of ASHA. American Speech Language Hearing Association , 11/2013
  • Honorary Membership in the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland in recognition of contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the field of cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 04/2006


I received a B.S. and M.S. degree from Texas Tech University in Speech-Language Pathology and a Ph.D. in Child Language Development and Disorders from Purdue University.  I began my academic career at the University of Montana and then moved to Case Western Reserve University where I served as Department Chair.  I am currently a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah.  I teach classes in phonological disorders in young children, cleft palate, and research methods.  I was the PI on a  multi-centered longitudinal study (funded by the NIH) of speech and language development of young children with cleft palate.  I have an extensive record of scholarly publications and departmental, university, and professional service.


  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Member, 08/1975 - present
  • ASHA Special Interest Division 5 - Speech Science and Craniofacial Disorders (SID 5), Member, 11/2009 - present
  • American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA), Member, 09/1990 - present
  • Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Association (USHA), Member, 01/2008 - present


  • English, fluent.