Academic Life


Check out Dr. Hamilton’s most recent paper, with co-authors Henry Angulo-Jiménez, Christine Taylo and D.r Laura DeThorne, about Philippine English speaking kindergartners!

Clinical implications for working with nonmainstream dialect speakers: A focus on two Filipino kindergartners


Photo credit from: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Newly Published. doi:10.1044/2018_LSHSS-17-0060


Drs. Hamilton and Simkins are working on a language and identity project together at Auburn University. Their goal is to bridge the gap between understanding the role that identity plays in language while simultaneously teaching students through an aural avenue of pedagogy.

Check back often to see how their project gradually morphs into a podcast to be shared with the Auburn community and more!



Check out the MedBridge talk entitled: I Don’t See Color: How Your Own Cultural Identity Shapes Your Clinical Practice . Watch it to learn about cultural identity, and for you SLPs out there, earn some CEUs!



Dr. Hamilton presents a poster at the 2018 Conversations in the Celebration of Teaching (CCT) conference held at the Auburn Hotel. She presented on Culture, Language, and Learning: Considerations for the Classroom Curriculum. While many professors find it difficult to infuse culture throughout the course curriculum, Dr. Hamilton has found ways to talk about race and culture and identity throughout the semester long curriculum. (Jan 2018)



Dr. Hamilton started her career in communication sciences and disorders at Hampton University, an HBCU. She was invited to return to her alma mater to present a talk to future speech-language pathologists. Dr. Hamilton was the inaugural speaker for Hampton University’s $1.2 million grant to train speech-language pathologists to work in urban and rural schools. Her research-based talk focused on the educational experiences regarding language and literacy of African American children, with a particular focus on those who speak African American English.          (June 2016)



“So we would all help pitch in:” The family literacy practices of low-income African American mothers of preschoolers