Kimberly Boynton

Faculty Profiles

Kimberly Boyton

Kimberly Boynton

Visiting Assistant Professor
Speech Language Pathology
225 Spes Unica Hall


Kimberly Boynton has worked in the Speech Language Pathology field in a variety of organizations, including early intervention programs, private practice, and public schools holding both clinical and administrative positions. She has been involved in the development and implementation of early childhood programming, including language and social emotional aspects, early childhood program development and expansion, curriculum study, public and private early childhood partnerships, community collaboration, and advocacy. She has also served as a mentor, supervisor, and educator of clinical fellowship year speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistants, and speech-language pathology students.


PhD, Indiana State University
MS, Purdue University
BS, Purdue University

Areas of Expertise 

  • Child Language Development and Disorders
  • Child Speech Sound Disorders
  • Early Childhood Development and Education

Research Interests 

  • Child speech and language development and disorders
  • Job satisfaction of school-based speech-language pathologists
  • Recruitment and retention of school-based speech-language pathologists

Courses Recently Taught 

  • CSD 310: Child Language Development
  • CSD 503: Speech Sound Disorders
  • CSD 506: Later Language Disorders: School-Age Children
  • CSD 585: Clinical Practicum — On Campus

Professional Experience 

  • Saint Mary's College, Assistant Professor, 2020–Present
  • Elkhart Community School Corporation, Director of Special Services, August—December, 2019
  • Saint Mary's College, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2018–19
  • Saint Mary's College, Adjunct Clinical Supervisor and Instructor, 2016–18
  • South Bend Community School Corporation, Speech-Language Pathologist, 2017–18
  • Elkhart Community School Corporation, Director of Professional Development, Grant Development, and Pre K Services, 2014–17
  • Elkhart Community School Corporation, Coordinator of Student Services/Pre K Special Education, 2010–14
  • Communication Counts Therapy Services, LLC, Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist, 2007–11
  • Indiana First Steps Program, Speech-Language Pathologist, 2007–11
  • Elkhart Community School Corporation, Speech-Language Pathologist, 2000–07

Creative and Scholarly Work 

Boynton, K. A. & Geels, P. (2019). Communication Counts: Supporting Children with Speech and Language Breakdowns in the Early Childhood Environment. National Association for the       Education of Young Children 2019 Annual Conference. Nashville, TN.

Boynton, K. A. (2018). Growth Mindset and the Ph.D. Experience. Lecture presented at Indiana State University Educational Leadership Department Student Lecture, Terre Haute, Indiana.

Boynton, K. A. (2016). Preschool: A Solid Beginning for Each Child's Journey: Community ED Talk. Elkhart, IN.

Boynton, K. A. (2012). English Language Learners and Speech. Invited presentation to Head Start Family Summit, Goshen, IN.

Boynton, K. A. and Duncan, C. (2012). Sensory Processing and the Communication Connection. Invited presentation to ADEC, Elkhart, IN.

Boynton, K. A. (2011). Speech and Language Development. Invited presentation to St. Joseph and Elkhart County Head Start Consortium, Elkhart, IN.

Banasiak, S., Brogan, K., Peppin, A., Roman, S., Tussey, M. & Boynton, K. A. (2020). Prevalence of tier 2 words in popular preschool literature [Poster session canceled]. 83rd Annual Spring Convention of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Indianapolis, IN.

Cook, C., Lichtenberger, N., O’Rourke, M., Phillips, J., Swank, T., Boynton, K. A. (2019). Preschool-age storybooks: Targeting morpheme development in children two to five years of age.  82nd Annual Spring Convention of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Indianapolis, IN. [Poster Presentation: student led research]

Copley, C.*, Bounds, K.*, Smock, A.*, Purvis, J.*, Davis, A.*, & Boynton, K. A. (2020). Help pwease! Effectiveness of motor-based and phonologically-based treatment approaches in children with speech sound disorders [Poster session canceled]. 83rd Annual Spring Convention of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Indianapolis, IN.

Gabica, K., McClure, S., Schuerman, T., Skornia, K., Willing, R., & Boynton, K. A. (2019). The effect of consistent treatment approaches on the remediation of speech sound disorders. 82nd Annual Spring Convention of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Indianapolis, IN.  [Poster Presentation: student led research]

Koomler, A., Makela, M., Saalfrank, J., Eckrich, H., Lemus, A., & Boynton, K. A. (2019).  Effective emergent literacy resources and interventions for preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder. 82nd Annual Spring Convention of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Indianapolis, IN. [Poster Presentation: student led research]

Susaraba, S.*, Cofer, M.*, Hughes, I.*, Matcalf, S.*, Stallion, K.*, & Boynton, K. A. (2020). AAC and me, an informational guide for speech-language pathologists [Poster session canceled]. 83rd Annual Spring Convention of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Indianapolis, IN.

Professional Memberships 

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association SIG 01 Language Learning and Education
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association SIG 16 School-Based Issues Council for Exceptional Children
  • Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • Indiana Department of Education Superintendent's License
  • Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • State of Indiana Director of Exceptional Needs Administration License
  • State of Indiana Teacher's License, Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinician
  • Views on Learning, Inc. Board President