Speech Pathology and Audiology

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Julie Cox

Julie Cox, Ph.D., CCC/SLP
Assistant Professor/Graduate Advisor
Office: 245 Memorial Hall
Phone: (309) 298-1955
Email: JL-Cox3@wiu.edu

Julie Cox, Ph.D., CCC-SLP joined the WIU Speech Pathology & Audiology faculty in 2012. Dr. Cox earned her B.S. and M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Illinois State University in 2005 and 2007, respectively. She completed her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at Western Michigan University in 2018. She currently serves as the Graduate Coordinator in addition to her responsibilities of teaching courses and supervising in the Speech-Language Clinic.

Dr. Cox teaches a variety of topics for undergraduate and graduate students within the department. She also supervises students in the on-campus clinic, and off campus at Wesley Village in Macomb. Her clinical specialties are in the areas of acquired neurogenic communication disorders, as well as fluency disorders. Her research interests are in the areas of assessment and intervention for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia, and as related to her teaching, she enjoys conducting pedagogical research.

Prior to coming to WIU, Dr. Cox practiced as a speech-language pathologist in long-term care, outpatient clinics, and private practice. She most recently served as the Director of Rehabilitation for a long-term care facility overseeing an interdisciplinary therapy team. Dr. Cox is a certified provider of VitalStim therapy for dysphagia. She has provided training for skilled-care facilities on oral care, general aspiration risks, and aspiration risks for those with tracheostomies.

She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and a professional license in the state of Illinois.


Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Western Michigan University
M.S. – Communication Sciences and Disorders, Illinois State University
B.S. – Communication Sciences and Disorders, Illinois State University

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