Faculty and Staff
2021 Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award
Kimberly Peters - Communication Sciences & Disorders
Kimberly Peters, Ph.D., is a speech-language pathologist and audiologist. She completed her graduate education and clinical training in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Connecticut. She has been at Western Washington University since the fall of 2002. Kimberly is a Full Professor, Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Program Director for the Speech Language Pathology Graduate Program, and Director of the Aural Rehabilitation Clinic. She provides clinical services to community members who are deaf or hard of hearing, supervises graduate students in speech language pathology and audiology, teaches courses in pediatric hearing loss and habilitation, and conducts research in language, cognitive development, and social competence in children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Kimberly assumed the role of department chair in 2016. In 2017, the CSD Department opened the first doctoral level degree to be offered at Western, the doctorate in Audiology (AuD). The program is thriving with approximately 36 AuD students enrolled. In 2017 the Speech-Language and Hearing Clinics also launched the donations-based clinic model in order to provide a wider variety of clinical experiences to graduate students in speech language pathology and audiology, and to better serve children and adults with hearing and communication needs in the region.