Elizabeth Spencer Kelley

Elizabeth Spencer Kelley, PhD, CCC-SLP completed her PhD in 2009 (Dissertation Title: Part-term learning in children from families of low socioeconomic status). She received a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2001) and a master’s degree at Vanderbilt University (2005) in speech-language pathology. Her research is focused on language and literacy development in children with oral language impairments with a particular focus on children from socio-economically disadvantaged homes.

While a PhD student, Beth received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Early Childhood Research Grant in 2007 for her dissertation project: Part-Term Learning in Children with Low Vocabulary. Following her PhD Beth completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Howard Goldstein at The Ohio State University. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Missouri-Columbia.