Samantha Dvorak, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

Samantha Dvorak, SLP.D., CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Samantha Dvorak joined the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2018 after completing her Clinical Doctorate of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Kansas. Prior to coming to Baylor University,  Dr. Dvorak spent four years in a medical rehabilitation setting addressing speech, language, communication, swallowing, and cognition in medically fragile children and adolescents.  She has practiced in a variety of settings including public schools, rehabilitation, hospitals, universities, and skilled nursing facilities.  Dr. Dvorak serves as a graduate clinician supervisor in the Baylor Speech and Hearing Clinic and teachings the graduate course on diagnostics and evidence-based practice in both the residential and online programs.


  • SLP.D. University of Kansas Medical School
  • M.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Academic Interests and Research:

Dr. Dvorak’s research has focused on parent-implemented interventions and facilitator instruction.  Academic Interests and Specialized Training in the areas of pediatric TBI, early language development, parent-implemented interventions, and complex communication needs.

Teaching Responsibilities:
  • CSD 5149 Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology
  • CSD 5149-04 Diagnostic Practicum
  • CSD 5319 EBP Evaluation and Interprofessional Practice in a Diverse Society