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Ann Fennell

  • Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education
  • ​​M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Speech Language Pathology
  • ​McGowan-South 403

Ann Fennell, M.S., CCC-SLP is the Director of Clinical Education in the DePaul University Speech Language Pathology Program. Ms. Fennell earned her Speech-Language Pathology degrees from the University of Wisconsin (Master of Science) and Michigan State University (Bachelor of Arts). Ms. Fennell’s teaching is focused on clinical education, voice and resonance disorders, neurogenic communication disorders, Parkinson’s disease and international service learning. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in both Illinois and Iowa and has practiced in a variety of settings including rehabilitation hospitals, acute care hospitals, home health care, private practice and public schools.

Ms. Fennell is deeply passionate about clinical education, having taught for over a combined 20 years at the University of Iowa and Indiana University. She has also spent much of her career teaching graduate student clinicians the knowledge and skills related to voice disorders. She previously taught a course on international service learning and led service-learning project in Managua, Nicaragua. She presents at local, state and national conferences in the areas of clinical education, voice disorders and voice habilitation, and international service learning. In addition to her work as a clinical educator, she teaches courses on clinical methods, voice and resonance disorders, child language development and international service learning. She has also taught First Year Seminars on topics which include cultural competence and humility and voice production. She was previously awarded grants from the Parkinson’s Voice Project and served as a consultant to the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.


  • M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin
  • B.A., Audiology and Speech Science, Michigan State University


  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) - Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology
  • State of Illinois Dept. of Financial & Professional Regulation, Speech Language Pathology License
  • State of Iowa -  Speech and Language Pathology License
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment
  • SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® Training

Professional affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA)
  • Chicago Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CASHLA)

Courses taught

  • SLP 310 – Normal Child Language Development
  • SLP 340 – Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech, Language, Swallowing & Hearing Mechanism
  • SLP 440 – Voice and Resonance Disorders
  • SLP 480 – Clinical Methods in SLP
  • SLP 481 – Clinical Practicum I
  • SLP 482 – Clinical Practicum II
  • SLP 483 – Clinical Practicum III
  • SLP 484 – Clinical Practicum IV
  • SLP 485 – Externship: School
  • SLP 486 – Externship: Medical

Selected publications

  • Bentler, R. & Fennell, A. A Spirit of Reciprocity: Service-Learning Opportunities at Iowa (2017).  SIG 7 ed., vol. 2 (Part 1), pp. 24-29. Rockville, Maryland: Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.