Shelley Scarpino, Ph.D.
- Speech-Language Pathology MS Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
Shelley E. Scarpino, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Speech Pathology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders where she serves as graduate coordinator for speech pathology and directs the Speech Language and Literacy (SpeLL) lab. She earned her doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Pennsylvania State University, and her M.S. in Speech Pathology and B.S. in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University.
Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Scarpino worked clinically as a speech-language pathologist in early intervention (birth-to-three and three-five) programs, as a contracted SLP in a charter school, and as a full-time SLP in acute care, sub-acute care, and long-term rehabilitation settings. She also worked as a graduate clinical supervisor at the Bloomsburg University Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Dr. Scarpino’s research focuses on the development of speech, language and early literacy skills in preschoolers, with a particular focus on Spanish-English speaking children. She has worked as an investigator on several federally funded research projects aimed at developing instruments for use in the assessment of Spanish-English speaking preschoolers including the Bilingual Phonological Assessment (BIPA; Miccio & Hammer, 2006), the Center for Early Care and Education Research, Dual Language Learners (CECER-DLL) Parent Questionnaire (Hammer, Cycyk, Scarpino, et al.2014) and the CECER-DLL Teacher Questionnaire (Hammer, Scarpino, Cycyk, et al.2014). Dr. Scarpino is currently co-principal investigator on a project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, with a goal of developing the Bilingual Assessment of Phonological Sensitivity (BAPS). She is also currently co-investigator on a project funded by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Faculty Professional Development Council which examines contralateral suppression of stimulus frequency otoacoustic emissions in children with language impairment. Dr. Scarpino has presented her research at national and international conferences and has had her work published in the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism; the Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Research, the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, the Journal of Research in Reading, and Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, among others.
Dr. Scarpino teaches undergraduate courses in phonetics and language acquisition. At the graduate level, she teaches courses in speech sound disorders, preschool and school-age language disorders, craniofacial disorders, and fluency disorders.