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Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


University of Oregon


4496 Shadow Wood Drive, Eugene, OR 97405

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Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is a Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Oregon where she has worked since 1982, teaching and conducting research in later language development, literacy, language disorders, stuttering, and critical thinking. Prior to joining the University of Oregon, she worked as a school based SLP in southern California.

Professor Nippold is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), was awarded ASHA Honors in 2015, and served as Editor-in-Chief of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools for five years She has published 10 books, 140 articles and chapters, and twice received the Editor’s Award for articles published in ASHA journals.

A philosopher, scholar, and truth-seeker, Professor Nippold received her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles; her master’s degree in communicative disorders from California State University Long Beach; and her doctorate in speech-language-hearing sciences from Purdue University. A licensed speech-language pathologist, she is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Language/Learning Disabilities

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Ages of Emphasis:

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