Kenneth O. St. Louis, Ph.D.

Director of the Laboratory for Fluency Disorders
Co-Director of Post-Professional Study in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Contact Information

Office: 805 Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-2946

Degrees and Credentials:

B.S. Hearing and Speech Science, Colorado State University, 1966
M.S. Speech Pathology, University of Michigan, 1970
Ph.D. Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, 1973.

Current Responsibilities:

  • Academic and clinical mentorship
  • Research and scholarship
  • Professional service

Research Interests:

  • Fluency disorders
  • Measuring and improving public attitudes toward stuttering
  • Cluttering, and other human attributes
  • Stories of people who stutter
  • Defining and understanding cluttering

Currently Teaching:

CSAD 388, International Experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSAD 495, Independent Research
CSAD 793B, Global Initiatives in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Biographical Information:

Kenneth St. Louis is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where he has served for nearly 35 years. A mostly recovered stutterer, he has devoted his career to the understanding and treatment of stuttering. As a WVU faculty member, he teaches, carries out research, and treats (along with his students) individuals with this disorder. Along the way, he became interested in the related fluency disorder known as cluttering, and has made numerous contributions in that area as well. St. Louis is a WVU Benedum Scholar and first recipient of the Deso Weiss Award for Excellence in Cluttering. Beginning with a stint in the Peace Corps in Turkey, St. Louis has extensive international interest and experience. He has an honorary doctorate from SouthWest University in Bulgaria and currently collaborates with students and faculty at Anadolu University in Turkey.