Clinical Faculty

Office: Davis Hall, 258


Phone: 724-357-2978


BS - The Pennsylvania State University, 1998 - Communication Disorders

MS - Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2000 - Speech-Language Pathology

SLPD - Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2023 - Speech-Language Pathology

Teaching Areas

SPLP 420 - Undergraduate Speech Clinic

SPLP 661 - Treatment Clinic

SPLP 662 - Diagnostic Clinic

SPLP 663 - Hearing Clinic

SPLP 796/798 - Internship Supervision

Professional Interests and Certification

Language and Literacy

Autism and Developmental Disorders

School-Based Issues

Professional Certifications

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, 2000

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, License in Speech-Language Pathology, 2000

Selected Publications or Presentations

Cowburn, K. (2023). The effects of a scaffolded clinical experience on evidence-based practice behaviors and confidence in novice student clinicians. (Unpublished doctoral capstone). Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Cowburn, K. (2023, March). Phonological Awareness Assessment and Intervention. Invited presentation for the Rivery Valley School District.

McMasters, A. & Cowburn, K. (2020, January). Indiana Area School District Literacy Multi-Tiered System of Supports Update. Invited presentation for the Indiana Area School District Academic Committee.

Porter, K. and Turton, L. J. (1999) Internet Access-Websites for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention.

Turton, L. J., Johnson, E., and Porter, K. (1999) The Phonological Therapy of Dr. Charles Van Riper. American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention.