Collegiate Affiliation

Kerry Danahy Ebert, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a researcher, teacher, and clinician in the area of children's speech-language disorders within a linguistically diverse society. She completed a B.S. from Stanford University as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Ebert was previously Associate Professor and SLP Program Director at Rush University, teaching coursework in children’s speech and language disorders and in cultural and linguistic diversity in speech-language pathology. Dr. Ebert joined the faculty of the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at UMN in 2019 and served as adviser to the Bilingual-Multicultural Emphasis Program for audiology and speech-language pathology students from 2019-2023.

Her research focuses on the cognitive-linguistic profiles of bilingual and monolingual children with developmental language disorder and implications for effective assessment and treatment services. In 2021 she was awarded a 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the potential contribution of cognitive processing to less-biased assessment across bilingual and monolingual children, and she received a second NIH grant in 2023 to evaluate alternative approaches to assessment for bilinguals.

Dr. Ebert is also an Editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and previously served as an editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools from 2017-2019.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • BS: Symbolic Systems, Stanford University, 2000
  • MA: Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Minnesota, 2003
  • PhD: Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, 2011


  • speech-language pathology