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Derek E. Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP



Derek is an associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He is originally from Houston, TX. Derek received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Grinnell College (1998), master's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston (2002), and PhD in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University (2007). He has been a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist since 2002, and has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stuttering. He is also a former president of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Derek is a person who stutters, provides clinical services for people who stutter, and supervises graduate student training in stuttering through Wayne State University's Speech and Language Outpatient Clinic. He has participated in many self-help events, workshops, and clinical training programs for people who stutter. Derek's research focuses on public perceptions of people who stutter, identity construction and self-image, and psychosocial experiences, and he is widely published in these areas. He has been participating in Camp Shout Out since 2017 and appreciates the space it provides youth who stutter to be confident communicators. Derek’s hobbies include creative writing (poetry), listening to 80s music, discussing 80s television shows, and listening to country music.

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