Assistant Professor

Dr. Bauerly is interested in the effects of emotion on speech-motor control in people who stutter. Her lab incorporates physiological and kinematic equipment as measures of autonomic nervous system activity and articulatory control.

More specifically, her interests include gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between self-reports of anxiety and autonomic changes when under different emotional states in adults who stutter. She is also interested in investigating the impact of emotional reactivity and regulatory processes on articulatory control, particularly when under conditions of social stress.

Dr. Bauerly has experience working clinically as a speech-language pathologist and has expertise treating both children and adults who stutter using both individual and group treatment approaches.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • Effects of emotional reactivity on acoustic parameters during speaking under social stress
  • Autonomic changes during emotional reactivity and regulatory processing in adults who stutter
  • Attentional bias under conditions of social stress in adults who stutter
  • Speech-motor control under conditions of social stress in adults who stutter


  • Bauerly, K.R. and Paxton, J. (2017) Effects of emotion on the acoustic parameters in adults who stutter: A preliminary study, Journal of Fluency Disorders, 54, 35-49.
  • Bauerly, K.R. and De Nil, L.F.(2015) Nonspeech sequence skill learning in adults who stutter under single and dual task conditions. Canadian Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders, 39, 116-132.
  • Bauerly, K.R. and De Nil, L.F. (2011) Sequence skill learning in adults who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 36, 349-360.
  • Bauerly, K.R. and Gottwald, S.R. (2009) The dynamic relationship of childhood stuttering, syntactic complexity and grammatical development. Contemporary Issues in Communication Disorders and Sciences, p.21-35.
  • Bauerly, K.R. & Mefferd, A. (2020). Effects of Attentional Focus on Speech-Motor Control In Adults who Stutter and its Relationship to Social Stress: A Pilot Project. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Group, 20, 884-894.
  • Bauerly, K.R., Jones, R., Miller, C. (2019) Effects of social stress on autonomic, behavioral and acoustic parameters in adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, 18, 1-18.
  • Bauerly, K.R. (2018). Effects of emotion on formant frequency fluctuations of F2 (FFF2) in adults who stutter. Folia Phonietrica et Logopedica, 70, 13-23.

Awards and Recognition

  • American Speech-Hearing-Language Association's Speech Science Research Grant (2016)
  • National Stuttering Association's Research Grant (2015)
  • Elsevier Journal of Communication Disorders Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing (2015)
  • Dean's Incentive Grant, Office of the Dean of CHNS, $30,000.00 (2019)
  • OVPR Express Grant, Office of the Vice President, $3000.00 (2018)

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • National Stuttering Association
  • International Fluency Association

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Developmental stuttering across the lifespan, group treatment for adolescents and adults who stutter, psychophysiology (EDA/RSA), kinematic analysis (Wav), acoustic analysis


  • Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology; University of Toronto


  • 802-656-0207
Office Location:

401 Pomeroy Hall

Courses Taught

  • Assessment of Stuttering
  • Treatment of Stuttering
  • Speech Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism