Afua Agyapong is an assistant professor of speech-language pathology at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. She received her bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Ghana, and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Dakota.
Dr. Agyapong is a certified speech-language pathologist with clinical experience working in diverse settings including a skilled nursing facility, an ENT clinic, and a public school. Her areas of teaching and clinical expertise are voice disorders, adult neurogenic communication disorders, school-age language disorders and multicultural issues in speech-language pathology.
Dr. Agyapong has taught undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students. Her research focuses on transgender voice and cultural diversity. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented locally and nationally.
Dr. Agyapong has been invited to give presentations on acoustic analysis of voice and to review voice disorders content with speech pathology graduate students preparing to take their praxis examination.
Areas of Expertise and/or Research:
Voice disorders, adult neurogenic communication disorders, age-related decline in language abilities, multicultural issues and linguistic diversity
Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of North Dakota
M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of North Dakota
B.A., Linguistics, University of Ghana