Kristen M. West Ed.D. CCC-SLP

Kristen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at  PennWest University-Edinboro. She received her Ed.D. at Slippery Rock University. Clinically, Kristen has experience in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, pediatric acute care, outpatient and school-based services. Prior to joining PennWest, she helped establish a public school safe feeding program and served as a safe feeding consultant for the same educational agency. Currently, Kristen serves as the Vice President for pediatric affairs for the Dysphagia Outreach Project. She is also a member of SIG-13 and volunteers with Feeding Matters. Kristen is passionate advocating for feeding and swallowing services for children and their families across the continuum of care and ensuring equitable access to services for all children in need.

Financial: Receives honorariums and consulting fees for CEUs, training and mentoring on the topic of PFD and dysphagia
Non-financial: ASHA Committee of Ambassadors representative for PA (SLP); Member of the Feeding Matters Family Assistance Committee