College of Education and Health Professions

Lisa Bowers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders

Lisa Bowers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

266 Epley Center for Health Professions
Phone: 479-575-3267
lmbowers@uark.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Speech and Hearing Sciences, 2012
M.A., Louisiana State University, Communication Disorders, 2005
B.A., Louisiana State University, Communication Disorders, 2003

Teaching Areas:

Language and Literacy

School-based SLP Best Practices

Research Interests:

Improving Literacy through Instruction and Community Experiences

Using Curriculum Based Measures to Assess Basic Concept Knowledge of Young Children

Writing Skills of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Literacy Skills of English Language Learners

Professional Biography:

Lisa Bowers is a certified speech-language pathologist with seven years of experience working as a school-based SLP with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Speech and Hearing Science Program. Her research focuses on the language and literacy abilities of elementary and middle school students. She is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas.

Academic Interests and Accomplishments:

2006 – Present          American Speech Language and Hearing Association Certificate                                                  of Clinical Competence (CCC)

2009 – Present          International Reading Association, member

2005 – Present          Alexander Graham Bell member; National Member

2006 – Present          SKI – HI, Certified Parent Advisor

2006 – present          Hands and Voices, Member

Publications/Presentations:

Bowers, L. & Schwarz, I. (2013) Assessing Response to Basic Concept Instruction: Preliminary Evidence with Children Who Are Deaf. Communication Disorders Quarterly. Advanced online publication. DOI:10.1177/1525740112469662

 

Wolbers, K., Dostal, H., & Bowers, L. (2012).“I was born full deaf.” Written language outcomes after one year of Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI). Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 17(1): 19-38. doi:10.1093/deafed/enr018

 

Bowers, L. & Schwarz, I. (November, 2012). Oral Narrative Skills of Students from Low SES Homes. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Atlanta, GA.

 

Bowers, L. & Schwarz, I. (November, 2012). Motivate Me! Improving Reading for Students from Low SES Homes. Poster presented at the ASHA Convention, Atlanta, GA.

 

Wolbers, K., Dostal, H., Bowers, L. & Graham, S. (February, 2012). The Impact of Strategic and Interactive Writing Intervention (SIWI) on ASL Features and Nonsensical Phrases in Writing. Presented at Association of College Educators – Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

 

Schwarz, I. & Bowers, L. (2012). Preliminary Validation of a Curriculum-Based Measure of Basic Concepts. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education (Honolulu).

 

Wolbers, K., Dostal, H., Bowers, L. & Graham, S. (December, 2011). Using Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI) with linguistically diverse deaf students: An analysis of perfect and flawed grammar. Presented at the Literacy Research Association (LRA) Conference,  Jacksonville, FL.

 

Wolbers, K., Dostal, H., Bowers, L. & Graham, S. (2011, February). Tracking Language Usage Among Linguistically Diverse Writers.  Research presented at the meeting of Writing Research Across Borders, Washington, DC.

 

Wolbers, K., Dostal, H. & DeLozier, L. (July, 2010). The unintended effects of Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI). Presented at the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED), Vancouver, Canada.

 

Wolbers, K., Dostal, H., & DeLozier, L. (December, 2010). The Presence of L1 Features in Second Language Writing & the Impact of Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI). LRA, Fort Worth, TX.

 

DeLozier, L., Schwarz, I., & Wolbers, K. (November, 2010). Examining Spelling Skills of Middle School Children Who Are Deaf. Poster presented at American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Philadelphia, PA. 

 

Wolbers, K., Dostal, H., & DeLozier, L. (February, 2010). Fire Your Moon! An examination of written language outcomes throughout one year of Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI). Presented at ACE-DHH Conference, Lexington, KY.

 

DeLozier, L. & Schwarz, I. (November, 2009). Field Testing an Experimental Curriculum-Based Measure of Basic Concepts.  Poster presented at ASHA, New Orleans, LA.

 

Park, H., Schwarz, I., & DeLozier, L. (November, 2008). Exploring the Foundations of Working Memory Through Text Comprehension and Inferencing with Bilinguals. Poster presented at ASHA, Chicago, IL.

 

DeLozier, L. (July, 2010). Language, Literacy, and the Written Word. Teacher workshop at Tennessee School for the Deaf, Knoxville, TN.

 

DeLozier, L. (March, 2008). Response to Intervention State Committee member, round table discussion leader at Georgia Organization of School – Based SLP’s (GO-SSLP) Best Practices Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Grants:

2011               Travel Award, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

                        Language Research Association, December 2011

 

2009               Graduate Student, SARIF Research Grant 

                        Kimberly Wolbers, Ph.D., Advisor, The University of Tennessee

                        Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education