Joan E. Furey

Joan Furey

Associate Professor - Communication Sciences & Disorders [On Leave Spring and Fall 2020]

Office: Wishart 003
Phone: 330-263-2647


  • A.B., University of Chicago 1990
  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh 1994
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2003

Courses Taught

  • COMD 141: Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • COMD 143: Phonetic Transcription and Phonology
  • COMD 145: Language Development in Children
  • COMD 316: Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Mechanism
  • COMD 345: Language Disorders in Children
  • COM 401: Junior Independent Study
  • IDPT 101: First-Year Seminar

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of Ohio
  • Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Recipient of the Advancing Academic and Research Careers Award Fellowship from ASHA (2004-2005)

Research Interests

Early phonological and lexical development and poverty and its impact on speech and language development.


Furey, J. E. (2011). Production and maternal-report of 16- and 18-month-olds' vocabulary in low- and middle-income
families. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20, 38-46.

Furey, J. E., & Watkins, R. V. (2002). Accuracy of online language sampling: A focus on verbs. American Journal of Speech-
Language Pathology, 11, 434-439.