Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty & Staff

Eric Swartz

Ph.D., CCC/SLP, Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator

Eric Swartz, PhD, CCC-SLP is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Texas A&M University – Kingsville. Dr. Swartz received his PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Bowling Green State University prior to joining the TAMUK faculty in 2011. Dr. Swartz is a person who stutters and has a passion for working with people who stutter and their families. Throughout his years as a practicing speech -language pathologist, he has gained immense experience in providing therapy to pre-school, school-age children, and adults who stutter both in person and via telepractice. Dr. Swartz’s approach to stuttering involves treating the whole person, not just surface behaviors of stuttering. Dr. Swartz is invested in the long-term progression of his clients. Therefore, treatment is tailored to the individual client’s needs and their thoughts and feelings about stuttering are also assessed to facilitate overall growth of the client. Dr. Swartz primarily teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in fluency disorders; however, he continues to supervise graduate clinicians treating Fluency clients, children and adults, who stutter in the TAMUK CSDO clinic. Dr. Swartz is currently researching the effects of cinematherapy and its effects on the quality of life of people who stutter. He strives to promote self-acceptance in people who stutter through research and treatment alike. Dr. Swartz also created the Kingsville Stuttering Support Group in 2016. Each July, Dr. Swartz supervises at the Comprehensive Stuttering Therapy Program at Texas State University – Round Rock.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Disorders, 2011
    • Bowling Green State University
  • Master of Arts in Communication Disorders, 2000
    • University of Northern Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, 1996
    • University of Nebraska at Kearney

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Research interests revolve around the experiences of people who stutter, specifically therapy outcomes, effective coping and acceptance of stuttering.
  • Current research is analyzing the effectiveness of cinematherapy on the quality of life for people who stutter.
  • Swartz provides stuttering therapy to children and adults who stutter in the CSDO Clinic.
  • Teletherapy is provided for some clients who stutter who live outside of the Kingsville area.

Curriculum Vitae

Phone: 361-593-4937
Fax: 361-593-3404
Office: Manning Hall Room 177

Eric Swartz