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Amy Rose

Amy Rose

Associate Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3289
Office: 160 Health and Human Sciences Building
Pronouns: She/her/hers


I joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at WCU as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2014. Prior to obtaining my doctoral degree, I practiced as a speech-language pathologist for 25 years working with both children and adults in a variety of settings, including public schools, skilled nursing facilities, rehab hospitals, and telepractice. Western Carolina is the perfect place for me to be as I love the mountains and being outdoors. I’m a very proud mom of two grown children, Ryan and Rachael. My active little dog Ben (a shih-tzu) is making the nest not so empty.


  • Ph D, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • MA, Central Michigan University, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • BS, Central Michigan University, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Teaching Interests

I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, including Voice Disorders, School-Age Language Disorders, Pediatric Feeding and Adult Swallowing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and speech and language disorders in children.

Research Interests

My research interests include social skills and friendship development in individuals with disabilities and currently run a weekly PEERS® social skills/friendship group for young adults on the campus of WCU. I am also very interested in the provision of training activities for speech language pathologists, teachers, and special educators in developing countries with a recent Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad grant to Botswana, Africa. Check out our website at for more information.

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