Courtney T. Byrd is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University-Shreveport, her master’s degree from Texas Christian University and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. In 2006, upon completion of two years as an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow, she joined the faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research interests include the study of speech-language contributions to childhood stuttering and the development of innovative treatment and clinical training tools. Her research laboratory received an endowment in 2012 and was renamed the Dr. Jennifer and Emanuel Bodner Developmental Stuttering Laboratory.
In 2014, the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute was established as a distinct endowed institute dedicated to excellence in clinical research for which Dr. Byrd serves as the founding Director. Dr. Byrd has published her research in a variety of journals including Journal of Fluency Disorders, Journal of Communication Disorders, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. She has also published several book chapters and presented her research nationally and internationally.
Additionally, Dr. Byrd is a recipient of the College of Communication Teaching Excellence Award, the UT System Wide Regents Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship.
Byrd is also a Provost Teaching Fellow and a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
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