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Pamela Terrell

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Professor, UW-Stevens Point (2007-present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Missouri Southern State College (1997-2000)–currently known as Missouri Southern State University



  • Adviser, Miles of Smiles student organization (2018-present)
  • Chair, UWSP College of Professional Studies Personnel Guidelines Committee (2019-2020)
  • Member, UWSP Diversity Council (2019-2020)
  • Faculty representative (2014-2021) and executive committee (2019-2021), UW System Office of Professional Instruction and Development (OPID) Council


  • Member, Portage County United Way Born Learning Committee (2018-present)
  • Board Member, Community Industries Corporation, Stevens Point (2008-2016)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Coordinating Committee Member-at-Large (2017-2018), Associate Coordinator (2018-2020), Coordinator (2020-present): ASHA Special Interest Group 10–Issues in Higher Education
  • Member and Social Media Committee Chair (2020-present), ASHA Board of Special Interest Group Coordinators
  • Member, Social Media Committee Council for Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (2016-2019)
  • Editorial Reviewer, Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders (2016-present)
  • Member, Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Association
  • Member, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Member, International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation

Presentations and Publications


  • Medenwald, K., Ashburn, A., & Terrell, P. (2022). Assigned Participant Roles in Asynchronous Online Discussion: Impact on Engagement, Connectedness, and Critical Thinking. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, New Orleans, LA.
  • Terrell, P., Medenwald, A., & Ashburn, A. (2022). Role Assignment to Facilitate Online and F2F Discussion and Increase Engagement: Instructor and Student Perspectives. Technical session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, New Orleans, LA.
  • Terrell, P., Anderson, L. J., & Terrell, A. (2022). Autism and Neurodiversity: Evolving Perspectives from a Professor, a School-based SLP, and a Medical SLP. Session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, New Orleans, LA.
  • Terrell, P. (2022). Indirect Literacy Interventions to Empower Parents, Teachers, and Community Partners. Invited online presentation at the ASHA Schools Connect Conference.


  • Book chapter: Jarzynski, R., Clark, C., Arrington, L., Nelson, R., Damico, H., Weill, C., Damico, J., Terrell, P., & Plexico, L. (2023). Special topics and disorders: Developmental. In Hoepner, J. (Ed.), Counseling and motivational Interviewing in speech-language therapy. SLACK, Incorporated


Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Best advice you ever received?

When decisions are being made, look around and ask “who isn’t being represented here?,” then invite them to take a seat at the table.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A writer, a neonatalogist, or a neurologist.

Favorite Quote?

Earth’s crammed with Heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes-
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.
–Elizabeth Barrett Browning

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

I’m proud of how much everyone in our department genuinely likes and respects each other and I’m proud of how we are growing in our support and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Getting to know students, witnessing their “a ha!” moments of learning, and watching their confidence grow.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Ms. Frizzle said it best: Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy.


Pamela Terrell
Professor - Communication Sciences and Disorders
Coordinator - Neurodiversity Alliance

034 College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Louisiana State University, 2007

M.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of South Alabama, 1991

B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, minors in English and Psychology
University of South Alabama, 1990


CSD 266 - Normal Language Development
CSD 267 - Normal Language Development Lab
CSD 366 - Language Impairments in Young Children
CSD 738 - Early Intervention
CSD 773 - Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology
CSD 786 - Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders