The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Jessica Carter

Associate Professor of Practice

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3013
Office: CD_A105
Campus Mail Code: CD


Jessica Carter directs the clinical education of graduate students in the in Speech-Language Pathology MS program and undergraduates studying speech, language, and hearing sciences. She ensures students have access to experiences that will allow them to meet the competency requirements for certification and licensure to work as speech-language pathologists. Ms. Carter teaches courses in preschool assessment & intervention, pediatric motor speech disorders, and bilingual articulation & phonology. She also supervises graduate students in pediatric programs including the Urban Speech and Language Initiative — a joint effort between UT Dallas and the Dallas Independent School District. Ms. Carter is actively involved in the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association and currently serves as a co-chair and on several committees & task forces. Prior to joining the faculty at UT Dallas, she worked for ten years in the public schools, private practice, and home health settings. Ms. Carter earned a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University and a master’s degree from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Carter, J. & Rich, J. (2020). Word Work: Words Matter. Communicologist, 47(5).

Rich, J. & Carter, J. (2020). TSHA Disability determination guidelines for speech impairment. Revision. Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Carter, J., Rudebusch, J., & Lougeay, J. (2016). UT Dallas Partnership Tackles SLP Shortage in Urban Areas: A fledging program hopes to draw more newly minted SLPs to urban school districts in Dallas. ASHA Leader, 21(7), 34-35.