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Kathryn Odom

Kathryn Odom

Associate Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3834
Office: 162 Health and Human Sciences Building
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Leigh Odom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She joined the WCU faculty in 2008.


  • Ph D, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Speech-Language Pathology
  • MS, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, Speech-Language Pathology
  • BA, Mercer University, Specific Learning Disabilities

Teaching Interests

Acquired neurogenic communication disorders, aphasia, motor speech disorders, neuroanatomy, neuropathology

Research Interests

Treatment of acquired neurogenic communication disorders, treatment of aphasia, quality of life impairment in acquired neurogenic communication disorders, education for health professionals working with persons with dementia

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