Elizabeth Serpentine, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Serpentine, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Online Program - Speech Language Pathology
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Adjunct Professor, Online Program - Speech Language Pathology

Dr. Serpentine is a speech-language pathologist with 20 years of experience in the Pennsylvania public school system.  She specializes in working with children with autism spectrum disorder and complex communication needs.  Dr. Serpentine also enjoys participating in the academic community as an adjunct professor as it provides opportunities to connect with and prepare future speech-language pathologists. She has worked as an adjunct professor for nine years and joined the Baylor online faculty in 2019. 

Dr. Serpentine and her husband, Duane, are blessed with three children (and two dogs) and reside in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She is an avid Philadelphia and UConn sports fan, reader, runner, and will happily engage in any conversation about evidence based practice. Dr. Serpentine is actively involved in her faith community, St. Patrick’s Parish, and volunteers on several education and sports boards for St. Patrick’s School.  She also volunteers at Labs 4 Rescue, the organization through which her family has adopted several Labrador Retrievers.

 

Academic Interests and Research

Dr. Serpentine’s areas of clinical and research interest include augmentative and alternative communication, as well as the use of evidence-based practice, social competence, communicative competence, and transition/employment issues for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Connecticut

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Pennsylvania State University

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Pennsylvania State University

 

Teaching Responsibilities

CSD 5319 Evidence Based Practice Evaluation & Interprofessional Practice in a Diverse Society

 

Favorite Scripture

Isaiah 41:10 - Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.