Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders


Jairus-Joaquin Matthews, PhD-CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist and assistant professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He has practiced in public schools, geriatric home health, private practice, and the hospital setting. He has also worked with business professionals on accent modification and professional athletes on communication training. Dr. Matthews teaches courses in assessment of communication disorders, counseling in communication disorders, communication disorders in multicultural populations, neurogenic communication disorders, and voice disorders. His research interests are in the areas of critical literacy and identity, multicultural populations, and male students and professionals in female majority professions.

Education / Degrees

  • BS, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Tennessee State University, 2004
  • M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, Miami University, 2006
  • Ph.D., Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia, 2012