Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Heidi Harbers

CCC-SLP
Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Speech-Language Pathology)
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • CSD 215.Sec 001 Clinical Phonetics
  • CSD 215.Sec 002 Clinical Phonetics
  • CSD 299.Sec 003 Independent Honor Study
  • CSD 499.Sec 002 Independent Research For The Master'S Thesis
  • CSD 287.Sec 002 Independent Study
  • CSD 400.Sec 003 Independent Study
  • CSD 406.Sec 001 Language for Learning and Literacy
  • CSD 412.Sec 001 Speech Sound Disorders
  • CSD 275.Sec 001 Spoken And Written Language Analysis
  • CSD 291.Sec 002 Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Comm Sciences Disorders
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Courses I teach: Undergraduate CSD 215 Clinical Phonetics (Fall, Spring) CSD 275 Spoken and Written Language Analysis (Fall), CSD 375 Diversity Issues in CSD (Spring elective) Graduate CSD 412 Speech Sound Disorders (Fall) Independent studies for CSD travel abroad experiences Australia/NZ May 2014, May 2016 London/Paris, Spring break 2015 Seoul (graduate only) January 2014, July 2014
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Phonological awareness and literacy issues in preschool and school age children Phonological processing and phonetic transcription skills Bilingual issues in children Current research projects: Examination of phonological awareness and working verbal memory before and after learning phonetic transcription skills The instructional role of derivational morphology when understanding word stress. Creating culturally competent professionals. Influences of slow speech intervention on language output of adult and children (with J. Sawyer)
  • Ph D Speech-Language Pathology - 1994
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • MS Speech-Language Pathology - 1982
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • BS Communicative Disorders - 1980
  • Marquette University
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Harbers, H., Verticchio, H., Harvey, J., Fredstrom, T., and Beck, A. (2015, November). “Reinventing” undergraduate and graduate curriculua. Convention of the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association, Denver, CO.
  • Friberg, J.C., Harbers, H., Harvey, J.H., & Vinney, L.A (2015, January).Cross-curricular approaches to improve student learning in CSD. Oral presentation at the 2014 Teaching and Learning Symposium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.
  • Sawyer, J., & Harbers, H. (November, 2012). Effects of slow speech on speech and language in stuttering.  Oral seminar presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Convention, Atlanta, GA.

  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Faculty mentor
  • Tau Sigma National Honor Society
  • 2015
  • Impact Award
  • Office of the Provost and University College
  • 2015
  • Walk the Talk SoTL Award
  • CTLT/SoTL
  • 2015
  • Faculty mentor
  • State Farm Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Banquet
  • 2014
  • Professor of the Year
  • students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • 2012
  • Faculty Staff Appreciation
  • Red Tassel Mortar Board
  • 2012
  • Faculty Mentor
  • State Farm Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Banquet
  • 2011
  • Panhellenic Association
  • 2011
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • 2011
  • Award for Continuing Education (ACE)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2010
  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation
  • Red Tassel Mortar Board
  • 2009
  • Faculty Mentor
  • State Farm Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Banquet
  • 2009
  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation
  • Red Tassel Mortar Board
  • 2008
  • Faculty Mentor
  • State Farm Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Banquet
  • 2008
  • Award for Continuing Education (ACE)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2007
  • Distinguished Alumna in Speech Pathology
  • Marquette University
  • 2007
  • Empire Who's Who Among Executives & Professionals
  • 2006
  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation
  • Red Tassel Mortar Board
  • 2005
  • Student Education Association award
  • Student Education Association (SEA)
  • 2005
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • 2005
  • Illinois Clinical Achievement Award
  • Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2004
  • Outstanding Teacher Award (Social Sciences)
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2003
  • Honors of the Association
  • Peoria (IL) Area Speech and Hearing Assoication
  • 2003
  • Professor of the Year
  • students in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • 2002
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • 2002
  • Award for Continuing Education (ACE)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2002
  • Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2001
  • "Incomplete List of Teaching Assistants Rated as Excellent"
  • University of Illinois
  • 1993
  • Honor Society member
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1993
  • Phyllis A. Burkhead Memorial Fellowship
  • 1992
  • "Incomplete List of Teaching Assistants Rated as Excellent"
  • University of Illinois
  • 1991
  • National Distinguished Service Registry
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 1989
  • Employee of the Month
  • St. Paul Rehabilitation Center
  • 1989