ACADEMICS

  • Kenneth Melnick

    Contact Information
    Office ST-122L
    508-929-8836
    508-929-8175 (fax)
    Kenneth.Melnick@worcester.edu

    Education
    B.A., University of Michigan
    M.A., University of Cincinnati
    Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

    Dr. Ken Melnick has been a professor at Worcester State University since 2004. His primary area of interest is fluency disorders (mostly stuttering) for people of all ages. He is a board certified specialist in fluency (BCS-F). Nationally, he has served on the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. He has also helped define the standards from which those who hold the BCS-F function. At Worcester State, he has also been the Graduate Program Coordinator since 2016. Other administrative activities include member of the Worcester State University Human Subjects Review Board since 2006.

  • Courses Taught
    • CD-110 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing (U)
    • CD-230 Neuroscience for Communication Sciences and Disorders (U)
    • CD-320 Speech Disorders (U)
    • CD-923 Fluency Disorders (G)
    • CD-987 Special Topics: Counseling (G)
    • CD-980 Research in Communication Disorders (G)
    Conference Papers

    Mullin, C., Melnick, K.S., & Butterworth, J.E. (2016). Comparing formal and informal measures of stuttering severity. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mullin, C., Melnick, K.S., & Butterworth, J.E. (2016). Comparing formal and informal measures of stuttering severity. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA.

    Mullin, C., Melnick, K.S., & Butterworth, J.E. (2016). Comparing formal and informal measures of stuttering severity. Poster presented at the Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester, State University, Worcester, MA.

    Melnick, K.S., & Merlo, S. (2011). Perceived ability of children and adults to overcome their stuttering. Poster presented at the Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Worcester State University, Worcester, MA.

    Melnick, K.S., & Merlo, S. (2010). Perceived ability of children and adults to overcome their stuttering. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA

    Publications

    Melnick, K. (2010). W.H. Manning. Clinical decision making in fluency disorders (3rd ed.), Delmar-Cengage, Clifton Park: New York. 713 pp. Soft cover. Book review. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 35(2), 151-154.

    Melnick, K.S., Conture, E.G., & Ohde, R.N. (2005). Phonological encoding in young children who stutter. In R.J. Hartsuiker, Y. Bastiaanse, A. Postma and F.N.K. Wijnen. Phonological Encoding and Monitoring in Normal and Pathological Speech (pp. 102-118). East Sussex, England: Psychology Press Ltd.

    Melnick, K.S., Conture, E.G., & Ohde, R.N. (2003). Phonological priming in picture-naming of young children who stutter. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research, 46 (6), 1428-1443.

    Anderson, J.D., Pellowski, M.W., Conture, E.G., Melnick, K.S., & Ohde, R.N. (2001). Linguistic processing of children who do and do not stutter: Preliminary findings. In B. Maassen, W. Hulstijn, R. Kent, H.F.M. Peters, & P.H.M.M. van Lieshout (Eds.). Proceedings of the Fourth International Speech Motor Conference (pp. 102-105). Nijmegen, The Netherlands: University of Nijmegen Press.

    Melnick, K.S. & Conture E.G. (2000). Relationship of length and grammatical complexity to the systematic and nonsystematic speech errors and stuttering of children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 25 (1) 21-45.

    Conture, E.G. & Melnick, K.S. (1999). The parent-child group approach to stuttering in preschool children. In M. Onslow & A. Packman (Eds.). The handbook of early stuttering intervention (pp. 17-52). Singular Publishing Group, Inc. San Diego, CA.

    Honors and Grants

    Faculty Mini-Grant (2010-2011) ($4,050). Worcester State College, Worcester, MA

    Faculty Mini-Grant 2005-2006 ($2,400). Worcester State College, Worcester, MA