The National Stuttering Association Research Committee consists of qualified speech-language pathologists as well as qualified related professionals and consumers. In addition, the Committee is headed by a Chair representing the NSA Board of Directors and Professional Relations Committee.

Meet the NSARC:

Our NSARC is chaired by Kathy Scaler Scott, PhD.  Kathy lives in Flemington, NJ, and has been a member of the NSA since 2002. She is a speech-language pathologist and Board Recognized Fluency Specialist. A practicing SLP for 20 years, Kathy received her PhD in stuttering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2008. She was vice president of the Lafayette, LA chapter of the NSA from 2005 to 2008. Kathy is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University and maintains an active caseload of stuttering and cluttering clients. She has written articles, book chapters, and books, and presented nationally and internationally on the topic of fluency disorders. Her research interests include cluttering and disfluency in autism spectrum disorders.


Current committee members include:

  • Kathy Scaler Scott, PhD, SLP1
    Research Committee Chair
    (term expires February 2019)
  • Michael P. Boyle, PhD, CCC-SLP1
    (term expires 2020)
  • Anthony Buhr, PhD, SLP1
    (term expires 2021)
  • Joseph Constantine, PhD, SLP1
    (term expires February 2020)
  • Dan Hudock, PhD, SLP1,2 
    (term expires February 2020)
  • Muchenje Lovejoy2
    (term expires February 2021)
  • Nathan Maxfield, PhD, SLP1,2
    (term expires February 2019)
  • Stefan McAllister, MS, MSPH2
    (term expires February 2021)
  • Catherine Moroney, BSc, MSc, MSc2
    (term expires February 2021)
  • Reuben Schuff, PE2
    (term expires February 2021)

The make-up of the Research Committee is meant to reflect a blending of qualified speech-language pathologists (1), and qualified related professionals and consumers (2). We acknowledge each committee member’s time and contributions to the work of NSARC.

Updated as of 2/2018