Karen Erickson, PhD

Karen Erickson, PhD


Karen Erickson, Ph.D. is the David E. and Dolores “Dee” Yoder Distinguished Professor in Literacy and Disability Studies in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Karen is also the Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies and a Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Karen is a former teacher of students with significant disabilities. Her current research addresses literacy and communication assessment and intervention for students with extensive support needs, as well as the supportiveness of augmentative and alternative communication in interaction.