Tammy Shilling Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Tammy Shilling Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Tammy Shilling Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Title: Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
Undergraduate Program Director

Office Location: Bell Hall 114
E-mail: tammys@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-3451


Andrews University
Doctorate Degree, 2022
Curriculum & Instruction

Baker University
Master of Science Degree, 1998

University of Kansas Medical Center
Master of Arts Degree, 1992
Speech-Language Pathology

University of Kansas
Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1990
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology


Tammy Shilling received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas in 1990.  She received her Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Kansas Medical center campus in Kansas City, Kansas in 1992.  She furthered her education with a Master of Science degree in Management in 1998 from Baker University in Gardner, Kansas. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Education with a focus in curriculum and instruction at Andrews University.

Before joining Andrews University faculty in 2014, Tammy had 22 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist clinician as well as Operations and Clinical Management.  She brings experience with adult neurocognitive disorders, Dysphagia, Voice, Tracheostomy and Ventilator, and Modified Barium Swallow Studies in a variety of settings. Tammy has worked in Skilled nursing facilities, Home health, Acute care, Rehab hospital, and Outpatient settings.  She has had a passion for clinical education in the field.  Her passion is to ensure that our graduate students in Speech Pathology are prepared for employment and understand the “real working world.”  She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses as well as clinical supervision and specializes in the areas of Swallowing, Voice, and Neurocognitive disorders.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Her research interests in the area of Education include the flipped classroom in higher education, use of interactive journals in higher education, and promoting student engagement and interaction in the higher education classroom.  She also has research interests in voice health awareness with teachers and pastors and the potential risk for voice disorders.

Teaches the following undergraduate classes:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Clinical Application in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Disorders in Voice, Fluency, and Swallowing

She also teaches the following graduate and 5-year classes:

  • Dysphagia
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Practicum I: Onset
  • Practicum II: Onset
  • Thesis Option I, II, and III

Recent and Current Research:

  • “Is there a relationship between teacher’s awareness and knowledge of voice risk factors and the outcome of their Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL)?
  • “A Comparative Analysis of Vocal Quality Risk Factors in Black and non-Black Preachers”
  • “The Flipped classroom approach in the higher education classroom”