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Kimmerly Harrell, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


University of Louisville School of Medicine


391 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202

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Kimmerly Harrell, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Dr. Harrell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. She serves as the advisor for UofL's National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as the Chair of DEI for the Kentucky-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received her B.S. in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Tennessee State University, an M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Mississippi, an EdS in Curriculum & Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, and a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. Her areas of expertise include language and literacy disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents, reading comprehension, vocabulary intervention, and cultural competence and humility in graduate education. Dr. Harrell also uses her knowledge and expertise to provide services in Haiti, Kenya, and other global communities. She serves as the program manager for curriculum and instruction for Travel & GIVE a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that combines travel with addressing the needs of the people in local communities around the world.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity/Bilingual Speakers/English as a Second Language
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Language/Learning Disabilities
  • Parent Coaching
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Literacy: Reading/Dyslexia
  • Literacy: Writing/Spelling

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Ages Served:

  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • Middle School/High School (Grades 7–12)
  • Young Adult (Ages 17–22)