Carolyn Peluso Atkins, Ed.D.

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs
in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Contact Information

Office: 804 C Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-2361 (Office)
E-mail: or


Ed.D., West Virginia University
M.A., West Virginia University
B.S., West Virginia University

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology,
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Research and Scholarship
Professional Service


CSAD 270, Effective Public Speaking
CSAD 485, Clinical Study & Application II


SPA 498A, Honors: Effective Public Speaking
SPA 170: Speaking to Communities
ACCT 200C, Business Communication
SPA 250, Survey of Oral Communication Disorders
SPA 282, Speech Clinic Practicum
SPA 460, Professional Oral/Written Communication
SPA 349, Communication in Accounting
SPA 350, Remediation of Communication Disorders


  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Genderlect
  • Dialect
  • Character Education
  • Listening
  • Verbal and Nonverbal Communication


The recipient of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Atkins was the 2005 WV CASE Professor of the Year. This is a national teaching award sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The award is based on dedication to teaching, commitment to students, and innovative instructional methods.

Dr. Atkins also has received the WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teacher, the College of Human Resources & Education Award for Outstanding Teacher, and the Golden Key International Honour Society Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teacher. In 2002, she was selected as Most Loyal Faculty Mountaineer; in both 2004 and 2014, she received the College’s Laddie Bell Award for Distinguished Service and was inducted into Mountain Honorary as an Associate Member. In 2006, she was honored as Italian-American Woman of the Year at the Clarksburg Italian Heritage Festival. In 2009, she received the WVU Student Affairs Outstanding Achievement Award. She was Honorary Team Captain for WVU Volleyball in 2010 and for the Inaugural BIG XII Men’s Basketball game in 2013.


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