Jana Parker, Lecturer

Part-Time Lecturer

Mrs. Parker is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders providing supervision for graduate students in diagnostics in the Baylor University Language and Literacy Clinic. She joined the Baylor faculty in 2006 after practicing as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of clinical settings including public schools, rehabilitation, and home health. Mrs. Parker also serves as a graduate clinician supervisor during the Baylor University Camp Success program over the summer.

Mrs. Parker has been married for eleven years to her husband Jack. They have two lively, young daughters who keep them on their toes. She enjoys working with graduate students, helping improve language and literacy skills in her clients, and drinking large quantities of pumpkin spice lattes! As well, she is actively involved in serving the Waco community through University Baptist Church and the Junior League of Waco. She views her occupation as more than a job, but as a ministry to her students, clients, and their families.

Academic Interests and Research

Academic interests include language-based reading disorders, phonological sensitivity, working memory, word retrieval and written language. Mrs. Parker is also particularly interested in the language of spelling.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Ouachita Baptist University
  • Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Baylor University

Teaching Responsibilities

  • CSD 5149 Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology