Communication Disorders

Kay Garrard, Ph.D.

Professor, Communication Disorders

Mail: MTSU Box 364
Murfreesboro , TN 37132
Office: BDA 316B

Voice: (615) 898-2277
Fax: (615) 898-5826


  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State, 1982
  • M.A. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1966
  • B.S. Mississippi University for Women, 1964


  • Non-Instructional Assignment Grants
  • MTSU Outstanding Teacher and Liberal Arts Advisor Awards
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Professor Emeritus

Areas of research and teaching:

  • Mother-Child Interaction, Early Language Development,
  • Language Sampling, Phonological Intervention

Professional Memberships and Certification:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

Courses taught:

  • CDIS 3200 Phonological Disorders
  • CDIS 3400 Anatomy and Function of the Speech Mechanism
  • CDIS 4900 Diagnostic Procedures in Speech Pathology