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Rodney Gabel, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Vice Chair, Faculty Senate; Professor and Founding Director of SLP

Faculty Senate; Division of Speech and Language Pathology; Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Rodney Gabel joined Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences in July 2020. He is the founding director of the Speech-Language Pathology Division and a professor in Decker's School of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Gabel has 20 years of experience in academia. Previously, he held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Bowling Green State University and most recently the University of Toledo.

Gabel has been an active researcher during his career, publishing more than 75 articles and presenting more than 100 papers at professional conferences.

An expert in stuttering, Gabel owned the Gabel Center for Stuttering Therapy, LLC, a private practice for people who stutter.

Additionally, he has been an active clinician and member of the stuttering community. He sits on the board of the International Stuttering Association and served on several professional committees.


  • PhD, communication disorders, The Pennsylvania State University
  • MS, speech and language pathology, Bowling Green State University
  • BS, communication disorders, Bowling Green State University

Research Interests

  • Psychological and social adjustment in people who stutter
  • Occupational experiences of people who stutter
  • Social stereotyping and stigma related to stuttering
  • Clinical outcomes research

Clinical Interests

  • Adults, adolescents and children who stutter

Teaching Interests

  • Stuttering
  • Counseling
  • Research methods

More Info

  • Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Member of the Board of Directors International Stuttering Association
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae