College of Health Professions


Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies

Faculty and Staff

Eva Jackson Hester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor

Office:   Van Bokkelen, Room103D
Phone:   410-704-3096
Fax:   410-704-4131
E-mail:   ehester@towson.edu

Eva Hester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Education and Certification

  • Ph.D.: University of Maryland at College Park
  • M.A.: San Francisco State University
  • B.S.: Texas Woman's University
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners

Courses Taught

  • Diagnostics
  • Written Language Development and Disorders
  • Organic Speech Disorders
  • Introduction to Human Communication

Professional Interests

  • Literacy in Children
  • Language and Reading Development in African American Children
  • Health Literacy in Adults
  • Teaching/ Learning Research

Recent Publications

  • Wengryn, M., & Hester, E. (2011). Pragmatic skills used by older adults in social

    communication and health care contexts:  Precursors to health literacy.  Contemporary Issues in Communication  Sciences and Disorders. 38, 41-52.

  • McCrary, M., & Hester, E. (in press). Health literacy and multicultural populations.

    ASHA Perspectives on Communication Sciences and Disorders in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations.

  • Hester, E. & McCrary, M. (2011). An investigation of health literacy and health care communication skills of African American adults across the lifespan. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 19. 11-26.

  • Hester, E. (2010, August).  What I learned from the CAR.  Teaching Professor.

  • Hester, E. (2010). Narrative correlates of reading comprehension in African American children.  Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 37, 73-85.

  • Hester, E. & Stevens-Ratchford, R. (2009). Health literacy and the role of the speech-language pathologist. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18, 180-191.
  • Hester, E. (2009). An investigation of the relationship between health literacy and social communication skills in older adults. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 30, 112-119.
  • Hester, E. (2008). Using student article presentations for evidence-based practice and evidence-based education. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, 11, 17-20..
  • Hester, E. (2008). Student evaluations of advising: Moving beyond the mean. College Teaching, 56, 35-38.
  • Hester, E. & McCrary, M. (2006). Health literacy: Research directions for speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA Leader, 11.
  • Hester, E. (2006). The oral exam review: A strategy to decrease test anxiety. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, 9, 3-5.
  • Buchbinder, S., Alt, P., Eskow, K., Forbes, W., Hester, E., & Taylor, D. (2005). Creating learning prisms with an interdisciplinary case study. Innovative Higher Education, 29, 257-274.

Recent Presentations

  • Hester, E. & Harris-Nole, A. (2011). Irregular verb use by African American children with reading disabilities.  Poster session at American Speech-Language and Hearing (ASHA) Convention, San Diego, CA.

  • Hester, E. & McCrary, M. (2011). Relationship between cognitive, health literacy, and healthcare communication skills of older adults. Poster session at American Speech-Language and Hearing (ASHA) Convention, San Diego, CA.

  • McCarty, S. & Hester, E. (2010). Preliminary investigation of health literacy and healthcare communication skills of adults with hearing loss.  Poster session at Annual Health Literacy Conference (Institute of Medicine), Bethesda, MD.

  • Hester, E., Polite, E., Rivet, S., Sharpe, K.. (2010). Characterization of morphological

    errors produced by children with reading disabilities. Poster session, ASHA Convention, Philadelphia.

  • Hester, E., Pellowski, M., Harris, A. & Pahr. (2010). Speech disruptions in the narratives

    of African American children with reading disabilities.  Poster session, ASHA Convention., Philadelphia.

  • McCrary, M. & Hester, E. (2010).  Dysphagia concepts 101: Responding to needs of

    disaster evacuees.  Poster session, ASHA Convention, Philadelphia.

  • Polite, E., Hester, E., Harris, A., & Plugh, K. (2010).  Past tense verb use by African American-English speaking children with reading disabilities.  Poster session at ASHA Schools Conference, Las, Vegas.

  • Hester, E., Adekoya, D., Fon, R. & McCrary, M. (2009). Communication and health literacy skills of African American adults across the lifespan. Poster session at the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, New Orleans.

  • Langton, N. & Hester, E. (2009). Narrative productivity of African American children with reading disabilities. Poster session at the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, New Orleans.

  • Hester, E. (2008). Expressive elaboration in narratives of African American children with reading disabilities: Script vs. Fantasy stories. Miniseminar presented at the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing. Crystal City, VA.
  • Hester, E. (2008). Analyzing formative assessments: "One thing I learned" moments. Miniseminar presented at the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Chicago.
  • Stevens-Ratchford, R. & Hester, E. (2008). Preliminary investigation of the relationship among health literacy, communication skills and successful aging.  Poster session presented at the American Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, Baltimore.

 

 



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