Karen Davis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Karen Davis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Adjunct Professor, Online Program - Speech Language Pathology
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Karen C. Davis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is associate professor at Middle Tennessee State University. Her research interests are centered in the domain of language and literacy for struggling learners. Dr. Davis has over 15 years of clinical experience as a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. She has primarily worked in public schools, but also has worked in skilled nursing facilities, early intervention and private practice.


Academic Interests and Research:

Language-Literacy Disorders

  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Literacy amongst culturally and linguistically diverse populations

Teaching and Learning within Communication Sciences and Disorders

Recruitment and Retention

  • Factors impacting recruitment and retention of minority students


  • Ph.D., Education: Speech-Language Pathology, University of Central Florida (2014)
  • M.Ed., Communication Disorders, North Carolina Central University (2001)
  • B.S.  Human Sciences, North Carolina Central University (1998)

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Responsibilities:
  • School-Age Language and Literacy Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders


Favorite Scripture:

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”