Jennifer Keelor

Jennifer Keelor

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Office: Wishart 205a
Phone: 330-263-2312


  • B.S., Miami University, 1985
  • M. Ed., Vanderbilt University, 2000
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati, 2012
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2017

Courses Taught

  • COMD 1400: Speech and Language Clinic Practicum
  • COMD 141: Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • COMD 145: Language Development in Children
  • COMD 199: Reading Across the Lifespand
  • COMD 345: Advanced Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • COMD 451: Senior Independent Study 
  • FYS 101: Freshman Year Seminar

Certification and Licensure

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of Ohio

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Fellowship Award (2011), Research Symposium in Clinical Aphasiology
  • Recognition for Success in Clinical Research (2011) UC Health University Hospital
  • Education Leadership Honoree (2003) Peabody College, Vanderbilt University


  • Keelor, J.,  Creaghead, N., Silbert, N., Breit-Smith, A. Horowitz-Kraus, T. (2018). Language, Reading and Executive Function Measures as Predictors of Comprehension using Text-o-Speech. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 34(5), 436-450.
  • Khosravi Fard E.; Keelor, J. L.; Akbarzadeh A. R; Keith, R. W. (2016). Comparison of the RAVLT and Digit Test among typically achieving and gifted students. Iranian Journal of Child Neurology, 10(2), 26-37.
  • Keelor, J.L.; Griffith, J.; Dietz, A. (2013).An Exploration of the Reading Practices of People with Chronic Aphasia. eHearsay, 2(2), 73-87.

Research Interests

Role of language proficiency and executive function in reading difficulties; assistive technology to support language and reading impairment; vocabulary development and literacy outcomes for children with Specific Language Impairment or those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing