Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Kathleen Siren, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kathleen SirenAssociate Professor


Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1991
M.A. from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1988

About Kathleen Siren

She has been a member of the faculty at Loyola since 1994, serving as chair of the department from 2006 – 2011.  Prior to coming to Loyola, she was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at the National Institutes of Health.  Her areas of clinical and research interest include the acoustic analysis of speech and voice, articulation and phonological development and disorders, cleft palate, and speech science education.

Achievements (past 5 years)

Siren, K. (2015). The relationship between peer teaching, student learning, and student perception of course challenge.  EDULEARN15 Proceedings, International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), p. 6412-6415.

Siren, K. (2014).  Cleft Lip and Palate (chapter).  In M. Kerins (Ed.), Child and Adolescent Communication Disorders: Organic and Neurogenic Bases.  Plural Publishing. 

Siren, K. (2014).  Spectrographic analysis as an indicator of perceived progress in speech therapy. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 18(1), 060008.

Siren, K. (2014). Effectiveness of distributed vs. massed practice for application of learned concepts in an undergraduate speech acoustics course.  EDULEARN14 Proceedings, International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), p. 1937-1940.

Siren, K. (2012).  Independent vs. instructor-guided student collaborative learning: an analysis of student learning and the learning process during undergraduate speech acoustics lab instruction. EDULEARN12 Proceedings, International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), p. 3014-3018.

Claudia Ortega


Claudia discovered her passion for speech-language pathology when she learned English; she hopes to help those with communication disorders in the future

Speech-Language Pathology