Johanna R. W. Boult

Department Chair, Associate Professor Director, Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Program, Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, CCC-SLP
Office: Speech and Hearing Science 117-A
Phone: 409-880-7881


· Ph.D., Audiology and Speech Sciences/Urban Studies, Michigan State University, 2007

· M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University, 1996

· B.A., Linguistics/Emphasis in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994


· Certificate of Clinical Competence – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association                                                                
· Texas Licensure – Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

· Louisiana Licensure – Louisiana Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Teaching Interests

·Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

·Child Language Development and Disorders


·Language Science

Research Interests

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Speech-Language Pathology related to:

· Least-biased language assessment

· Code switching including: cross-cultural pragmatics and register-use

· Recruitment and retention of minoritized students

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) related to:

·Equity and diversity in SLP

·The perception of motor speech disorders

·Research in SLP

Selected Publications

Stockman, I. J., Boult, J., & Robinson, G. (2004, July 20). Multicultural issues in academic and clinical education: A cultural mosaic. The ASHA Leader, 20, 6-7.

Stockman, I. J., Boult, J., & Robinson G.C. (2004).  Multicultural issues courses: A resource for instructors.  Meta-analysis of available MMI course syllabi: retrieved from

Stockman, I. J., Boult, J., & Robinson, G. (2008). Multicultural/multilingual instruction in educational programs:  A survey of perceived practices and outcomes. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17, 241-264.

Boult, J. (2012). The LSHA News (Ed.), 16(1). 

Boult, J. (2012). Editor’s corner: Focus on literacy.  The LSHA News, 16(1).

Boult, J.  (2012). Too important to fail: Reflecting African American boys in children’s literature.  The LSHA News, 16(1).

Stockman, I. J., Guillory, B., Seibert, M., Boult, J. (2013).  Toward validation of a minimal competence core of morphosyntax for African American children.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, 40-56.

Boult, J. & Robinson, G. (2019). Language difference. In J. Damico & M. Ball (Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders. (pp. 995-997). SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781483380810.n334

Boult, J., & Brownell, J. (2020). Student learning of perceptual skills related to
differentiating motor speech disorders. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 4(1), 2. https://ir.library.illinoisstate. edu/tlcsd/vol4/iss1/2

Boult, J., Whited, J., & Easley, T. (2021). The cross-cultural communication
project:  An ethics-of-care approach to developing students’ anti-racist practice within speech-language pathology curricula. In R. Horton (Ed.) Critical perspectives on social justice in speech-language pathology. IGI Global.

Whited, J., & Boult, J. (2021). Infusing multicultural instruction: An experiential
learning project. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 5(3), Article 14,

Professional Organizations

· American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

· National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing