Kristen Votava, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Department of Teaching & Learning
University of North Dakota
Education Building, Rm 393
231 Centennial Dr. Stop 7189
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Dr. Kristen Votava is an instructor of early childhood education in the Department of Teaching & Learning. A speech-language pathologist and early interventionist, Dr. Votava has worked with birth to three year olds and their families using the coaching model and transdisciplinary teaming.
Kristen's academic background includes a B.S. in Communication Disorders and a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in 2013 with a major of Teacher Education from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Votava holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and she is licensed with the North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
Dr. Votava is currently the graduate director of Early Childhood Education and teaches a variety of graduate courses including Collaborative Relationships, Language Development and Cognition in Children, and Play and Development. Her research interests include early language and cognitive development, collaboration with families, team decision-making, personnel development, state accountability systems, early intervention service delivery, and implementation science in early childhood.