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



Derek is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He received his master's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston (2002), and PhD in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University (2007). Derek has been a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist since 2002, and has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stuttering. He also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Fluency Disorders. 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. His hobbies include creative writing (poetry), listening to 80s music, discussing 80s television shows, and listening to country music.

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