May 28, 2024

Derek E. Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, an associate professor, speech-language pathologist, and person who stutters, shares his story to continue our, 'SLPs Who Stutter' series in honor of National Stuttering Awareness Week.

Our 'SLPs Who Stutter' Series features the personal stories in a monologue, open-ended storytelling format of exceptional SLPs who stutter. They share their personal journeys, interweaving how those journeys impact their professional journeys, and offer listeners insights into the lived-experience within a specialized lens.

Bio: Derek E. Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Derek has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stuttering. He is a person who stutters, and conducts research on psychosocial aspects of stuttering, identity, and intersectionality. Derek has participated in many self-help events, workshops, and clinical training programs for people who stutter. He is a former President of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and currently serves as the Association's Vice-President (VP) for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In 2023, Derek received the Professional of the Year Award from the National Stuttering Association.