As an incoming speech-language pathology student, you may not be certain about what area of speech pathology you would like to go into. Speech-language pathology is a diverse field full of careers that can be tailored to your specific interests- whether your interests are a type of setting, a specific population, or a particular condition.

To help you get a taste of what is out there, we have launched a series of faculty interviews with professors from various Master’s in SLP programs so you can learn more about the work and research being done in the field. These professors have engaged in amazing research in a wide range of speech and language topics- research that is shaping the way we understand speech and how treatment for speech and language conditions evolves.



Dr. O'Neil-Pirozzi

Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi, ScD, CCC-SLP

Dr. O’Neil-Pirozzi is an associate professor in Bouvé College’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northeastern University. Her teaching, research, and service are clinically based and extend across the lifespan. Her areas of focus include: language and health literacy of low income families, brain neuroplasticity, and effects of brain injury on survivors and families.


Dr. PerryDr. Jamie Perry

Dr. Perry is the Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Carolina University. Dr. Perry’s research uses MRI and 3D computer technology to study the velopharyngeal anatomy and physiology to further understand speech variations among those with cleft palate.