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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

James Panico, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

Ph.D., 2005, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MS, 2001, Florida State University
BA, 1999, University of Florida

Specialization: Fluency Disorders
(618) 650‑5838

Founders Hall, Room 1329


About Dr. Panico

Dr. Panico received his PhD in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005 and joined the SIUE faculty in 2006. Dr. Panico is a certified speech-language pathologist and researcher in the area of stuttering. He teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in stuttering, clinical methods, counseling, professional issues and also supervises in the SIUE Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Dr. Panico has presented at professional meetings at the state, national, and international levels. He is also active in professional organizations at the state and national levels.

Research Profile

Dr. Panico’s current research projects include investigating the influence of various levels of stuttering and the presence of secondary behaviors on listener perceptions of stuttering in children and adults. He is also interested in examining the impact of stuttering on listener recall and comprehension in children. Dr. Panico frequently employs a mixed-model methodology in his research.  


Panico, J., Healey, E.C., & Knopik, J. (2015). Elementary school students’ perceptions of stuttering: A mixed model approach. Journal of Fluency Disorders,

Daniels, D.E., Panico, J., & Sudholt, J. (2011). College instructors' perceptions of stuttering: A quantitative and qualitative approach. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44, 631-639.

Panico, J., Daniels, D.E., Claflin, S. (2011). Working with young children in the classroom who stutter. Young Children, 66(3), 91-95.

Panico, J. & Healey, E.C. (2009). The Influence of Text Type, Topic Familiarity, and Stuttering Severity on Listener Recall, Comprehension, and Mental Effort. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52, 534-546.

Panico, J. & Healey, E.C. (2007). The Influence of Topic Familiarity and Stuttering Severity on Listener Recall and Comprehension: A Qualitative Perspective. In J. Au-Yeung & M.M. Leahy (Eds.) 5th World Congress on Fluency Disorders: Proceedings (pp. 51-56). Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Nijmegen University Press.

Panico, J., Healey, E.C., Brouwer, K., & Susca, M. (2005). Listener perceptions of stuttering across two presentation modes: A quantitative and qualitative approach, Journal of Fluency Disorders, 30, 65-85.

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