Faculty Profile for Jennifer L Johnson

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Jennifer L Johnson
Clinical Lecturer — Communication Disorders
WILW 244
phone: (512) 716-2616

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Jennifer L. Johnson, M.S. CCC-SLP holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University and received a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Texas State University. She holds a certificate of Vocology from the University of Iowa and has extensive clinical experience in the area of voice. She was formerly the senior voice pathologist for Robert T. Sataloff, M.D. and Associates and Instructor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine where she was actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as speech-language pathologists and singing voice specialists from around the world. She also has been active in research with the American Institute of Voice and Ear Research and with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is currently adjunct lecturer in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Texas at Austin teaching the graduate voice disorders course. Jennifer is a classically trained soprano with extensive performance experience in musical theater, pop, and jazz as well as experience performing opera and oratorio. She has performed professionally in major cities across the United States and in Europe and was a featured singer for Carnival Cruise Lines. She currently performs at various venues in Austin, Texas.

Teaching Interests

Voice
Voice Disorders
Vocal Pedagogy

Research Interests

Voice
Voice Disorders
Singing and Acting Voice
Transgender Voice
Accent Modification
Fluency

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Johnson, J. (2017, July). Transgender Voice Therapy: A Work of Art. Communicologist. Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association (TSHA).
  • Sataloff, R. T., Hawkshaw, M. J., Johnson, J. L., Ruel, B., Wilhelm, A., & Lurie, D. (2011). Prevalence of Occult Laryngeal Abnormalities in Healthy Singing Teachers. Journal of Voice.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. April 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. June 1, 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. June 1, 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. May 1, 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Research Award, College of Health Professions Research Forum Award of Recognition. April 1, 2005

Selected Service Activities

Vice Chair
WellCHPs Committee
September 2017-Present
Chair
Alumni/Outreach Committee
September 2016-Present
Member
Graduate Admissions Committee
September 2016-Present
Member
Curriculum Committe
January 1, 2014-Present
Volunteer
Resolve Support Group
January 2013-Present