Kathy L. Shapley, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Shapley’s research and clinical work is in the area of early communication development and the effects of disparities in the language environments of young children. She has authored over 23 publications and presented at state, national, and international conferences. She has received research funding from foundations and state and federal agencies.
Dr. Shapley was elected as the national advisor for NSSLHA (2015–2017) and serves as a faculty advisor for her local NSSLHA organization. Dr. Shapley was recognized for her dedication to service and teaching with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas (UAMS), Excellence in Service Award (2012) and UAMS Excellence in Teaching (2014) award. She has been recognized for her commitment to student education, receiving two University of Arkansas at Little Rock Graduation and Retention Advocate Awards (2013, 2014). She is also a past participant of the ASHA Pathways program.
Dr. Shapley received a bachelor of science in chemistry from Stephen F. Austin State University, master of arts in communication disorders from the University of Houston, master of arts in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and a PhD in communication disorders from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.