Personnel Profile

Angel Ball, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Program Director, & Leveling Coordinator/Advisor

Angel Ball

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Angel Ball, Professor, joined the TAMUK CSDO program in 2007.  She has been a licensed Speech-language pathologist since 1987, with clinical experience in neuro-rehabilitation settings (hospital, outpatient day programs, nursing home and home health). Her specialty area is neurolinguistics with a research focus on aphasia, agraphia and language in aging.  Interests also involve use of technology in supportive communication. 

Dr. Ball along with Dr. Swartz received grant funding from Title V-The Promoting Post-Baccalaureate Opportunity for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) to create the Speech and Hearing Technology Center of South Texas.  The center provides a high tech training facility that emphasizes the analysis of the technology before implementing with clients. Students are encouraged to explore IPad tools, AAC devices, software programs that can be used in research and clinic. For more information contact Dr. Ball.  Currently the center is located in room 175 Manning Hall. 

Educational Background:

University of Cincinnati

Ph.D. 1998 Speech Pathology, cognate in Audiology, minor in Neurolinguistics

M.A. 1987 Speech Pathology

B.A. 1985 English Literature


American Speech and Hearing Assoc. Certificate of Clinical Competence since 1987

Texas license to practice Speech Language Pathology: #103575 

Professional Memberships- see links for more information

American Speech and Hearing Association

Texas Speech and Hearing Association 

The National Aphasia Association

            Texas State Representative 2007-present

Research interests

  • aphasia topics
    • searching for efficacy in treatment approaches
    • learning about the role of neural reorganization by language activation patterns in fMRI localization in stroke
  • written language
    • exploring adult writing patterns with normal aging and aphasia
    • using technology and self-correction strategies for improving functional writing in populations of stroke and special need
  • TSHA 2012 Presentation Handout  - Expanding Writing Assessment to Include Technology

Community service and research

Our campus Speech and Hearing Center services individuals with aphasia, apraxia of speech, and difficulty reading or writing due to neurological injury.  Periodically, we have research studies available that you may choose to participate in.  Please contact Dr. Ball if you or a family member is interested in finding out more (ph 361-593-2614 or ). 


Contact Information

Clinical Health Sciences
Manning 176
MSC 177A Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2614
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: April 12, 2018