Jennifer Dalton, CCC-SLP


Ph.D. 2012 Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. 1999 Communication Sciences and Disorders, Appalachian State University
B.S. 1997 Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University 


ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology
NC license, Speech-Language Pathology


Speech sound disorders in children

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Speech and Hearing Sciences


CSD 3202 – Speech Disorders across the Lifespan
CSD 4100 – Clinical Processes and Procedures


Dr. Jennifer Dalton joined the faculty at Appalachian State University in 2010 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. She began her career working with preschool-aged children with communication disorders and their families as a private practitioner in Greensboro, NC. She has supervised numerous clinical fellows and graduate students in a variety of professional settings. Her passion for helping children with autism spectrum disorder and children with suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech led her to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied joint attention and oromotor abilities in children with and without disabilities. She has expanded her research interests to include the scholarship of teaching and learning in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. Dr. Dalton has also contributed to published work that explores economic indicators of re-enrollment after stopout, advancing her expertise in student success strategies.

Dr. Dalton’s teaching philosophy is embedded in reflective practice. Her approach is best described in terms of three goals: (1) to foster reflective practice as a process of critical and creative thinking, appraisal, and modification, (2) to encourage active engagement and shared learning opportunities within and outside the classroom between peers and in small groups, (3) to develop a proto-professional environment within the classroom in preparation for the “real-world” of clinical practice in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Recent Publications:

Dalton, J.C., Spaulding, T., Berghammer, A., Bandlamudi, K., & Cazier, J. (2024). The impact of future employment prospects on the graduation rates of upper-class university stop-out students. Journal of Higher Education Management, 38(1), 77-93.

Dalton, J. C., Lawson, J., & Pierce, N. (2023). Innovative pedagogies beyond the pandemic. UNC System Learning and Technology Journal, 1 (1).

Botts, D. C., Dalton, J. C., & Klein, J. F. (2023). Increasing knowledge and skills of graduate students using experiential education. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 17 (1), 1-11. 

Title: Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology, CSD Undergraduate Program Director

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6065

Fax: (828) 262-3153

Office address
Levine Hall, Room 478