Carol H. Seery, Ph.D., CCC/SLP

Associate Professor, Chair

[Image] Carol Hubbard Seery

Enderis Hall, Room 875
Phone: (414) 229-4291
Fax: (414) 229-2620


Communication Sciences & Disorders


  • Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Washington-Seattle, 1992
  • M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 1982
  • B.S., Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 1981

Speaker Topics

  • Normal Disfluency
  • Stuttering and Fluency Disorders

Interests & Expertise

Professor Seery investigates the nature of stuttering and fluent speech to improve our understanding and intervention with individuals who struggle to speak more easily. Her primary areas of research interest are in subtypes of stuttering including the differential diagnosis of stuttering from other fluency disorders, and the psycholinguistic factors affecting fluency and stuttering. Dr. Seery collaborated with scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in a large multi-site research project funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Seery received the UWM College of Health Sciences Dean's Research Award in 2002. Dr. Seery teaches the graduate course on Stuttering and Fluency, and the undergraduate course on the Bases of Voice and Fluency Disorders. She has co-authored an introductory textbook with Ehud Yairi, Ph.D., titled: Stuttering: Foundations and Clinical Applications (Pearson Publishers). Dr. Seery serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Communication Disorders.

Recent Publications


Yairi, E., & Seery, C. (2011). Stuttering: Foundations and Clinical Applications. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Journal Articles

Yairi, E., & Seery, C. (2011). A reply to Klein and Donaher. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 36, 59-60.

Seery, C., Watkins, R., Mangelsdorf, S., & Shigeto, A. (2007). Subtyping Stuttering II: Contributions from Language and Temperament. Journal of Fluency Disorders. 32, 197-215.

Bauer, J. J., Hubbard Seery, C., LaBonte, R., & Ruhnke, L. (2007). Voice F0 responses elicited by perturbations in pitch of auditory feedback in individuals that stutter and controls. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121(5, Pt2.), 3201.

Sturm, J., & Seery, C. H. (2007). Speech and articulatory rates of school-age children in conversation and narrative contexts. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 38(1),47-59.

Recent Funded Grants

R01 award sponsored by NIH-NIDCD - Carol H. Seery - 2002-2008, funded
Title: Subtypes and Associated Risk Factors in Stuttering.
  Subcontract from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) for $666,039.

Honors & Awards

  • CHS Leadership Award, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013
  • Dean’s Research Award, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2002