Carmen Russell

Professor | Chair, Department of Communication Disorders | Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology
Office: East 214


PhD Communication Science & Disorders, University of Missouri-Columbia
MS Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas
BA Speech and English, Southwest Baptist University

Professional Organizations:

Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA)
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
American Speech Language Hearing Association Special Interest Groups (Gerontology, Issues in Higher Education, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, Voice and Voice Disorders, and Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders/Dysphagia)
Midwest Adult Communication Disorders Group (MACDG)
Missouri Speech Language Hearing Association (MSHA)
International Neuropsychological Association
National Aphasia Association
Phi Kappa Phi

Recent Publications/Conference Presentations:


Russell, C. (In Press) “Agnosia,” “Hemiplegia,” and “Paraphasia” The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. (Jack S. Damico and Martin J. Ball, Eds). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Holland, D., Larimore, C. & Johnstone, B. (2001). The assessment and rehabilitation of language disorders. Brick Johnstone & Henry Stonnington, Eds. Rehabilitation of Neuropsychological Disorders: A Practical Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals and Family Members. Taylor & Francis Group.

Holland, D., Johnstone, B., & Larimore, C. (2000). Language and academic abilities. G. Groth-Marnat, Ed., Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice: A Guide to Test Interpretation and Integration. John Wiley & Sons.


2016  33rd Academic Chairpersons Conference, Charleston, SC. “Engaging Faculty and Students Across Departments to Increase Community Engagement,” Presentation. February. Co-presenters: Gale Rice, Mary Beth Ohlms, and Jamie VanDycke.

2015  Missouri Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Osage Beach, MO. “Implementing Aphasia Group Therapy Activities for Communication and Cognition” Presentation. April. Co-presenters: Amanda Alton, Sumeja Seferovic, Lauren Vicars, Lara Antolik, Ethan Kristek, Delaney Fuchs, and Brittany Stefan.

2014  Missouri Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Osage Beach, MO. “Aphasia Boot Camp:  An Aphasia Group Model,” Presentation. April. Co-presenters: Barb Meyer, MA, CCC-SLP and graduate students: Danielle Aubuchon, Nicole Edwin, Ethan Kristek, Joan Schiller, and Heidi Van Winkle.

2013  American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL. “Aphasia Boot Camp:  Short-Term Intensive Therapy for Aphasia,” Poster. November.

2013  Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference. “Table Games for Language and Cognitive Rehabilitation Groups” Presenter.  April.

 2011  Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference. “Frontotemporal Dementia in ALS: Considerations for AAC Placement” Poster. Co-presenter. April.

2010  American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA. “Frontotemporal Dementia in ALS: Considerations for AAC Placement” Poster. Co-presenter. November

2010  Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference. “It’s Showtime! Fontbonne University’s AAC Theatre Camp” Co-presenter. April. 2010 Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference. “Motor Learning Applications for Speech Therapy” Co-presenter. April.

2008  American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL. “It’s Showtime! Fontbonne University’s Family Weekend Theatre AAC Camp.” Poster. November. 2008 Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference. “The Thing That Does That Stuff: Trends in Anomia Therapy.” Presentation. March.

Courses taught:


Nature of Language
Intro to Neurogenic Communication Disorders


Intro to Research Methods
Motor Speech Disorders
Advanced Voice Pathology
Adult Neurogenic Language and Cognitive Disorders
Language and Cognition

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