Anthony D. Koutsoftas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
My research interests are in the acquisition of language and literacy in typical and disordered populations.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Seton Hall University. I have over 10 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist, and I enjoy teaching students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I currently teach courses in Language Development, Research Methods 1 and 2, and School-Age Language and Literacy Disorders. I worked as a school-based speech-language pathologist for five years for the New York City Department of Education. During that time, I had the opportunity to work with many children with language-based learning disabilities, and I decided to change the direction of my career toward studying how to improve academic outcomes for this population.
I am the Director of the Reading, Oral Language and Writing Lab (ROW-Lab) at Seton Hall University, where I study the development of and relationships between reading, oral language and writing abilities in children with and without language difficulties. The focus and mission of the lab is to identify interventions for children at risk for academic failure, and we currently have several exciting projects toward that goal. I was recently awarded a New Investigators Research Grant from the American Speech-Language Hearing Foundation to investigate writing process performance in children with and without Language-Learning Disabilities.
- Ph.D., Arizona State University
- M.S., Teachers College, Columbia University
- B.S., New York University
- Recipient of the Archbishop John J. Myers Outstanding Educator Award in Health Sciences, awarded at the May 19, 2012, School of Health and Medical Sciences Commencement
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, 2011 Research Grant for New Investigators, Writing Process Performance in Children with and without Language Learning Disabilities, $5000