Janet Tilstra is a speech-language pathologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at St Cloud State University. She completed her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Iowa in 1991 and her PhD in educational psychology at the University of Minnesota in 2007. Dr Tilstra has been a certified speech-language pathologist for more than 25 years with an ongoing focus in stuttering, language, and reading.
Dr Tilstra teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on stuttering/speech fluency, language development/disorders and research methods. She is an active clinical supervisor and passionate ally dedicated to amplifying the voices of people living with communication differences and disorders. She enjoys mentoring students, consulting with schools and non-profit agencies, and designing innovative training models for professionals in health and human service professions.