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Michael Boyle

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Michael P. Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor

Contact Information:

1515 Broad St., Building B - 2nd floor
Montclair State University
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(phone) 973-655-7303
(fax) 973-655-3406


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2012

Research Interests:

My research is focused on understanding how public and private stigma impacts the well-being and societal participation of people who stutter. My overall goal is to improve quality of life and communicative participation for individuals who stutter using evidence-based strategies for public and private stigma reduction. I am currently involved in several research projects aiming to identify best practices for improving societal attitudes toward stuttering, as well as identifying predictors of communicative participation and well-being in adults who stutter.

NEWS: Listen to a recent interview of Dr. Boyle on Stuttertalk:

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Selected Publications:

Boyle, M. P., Beita-Ell, C., & Milewski, K. M. (in press). Finding the good in the challenge: Benefit finding among adults who stutter. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.

Boyle, M. P. (in press). Psychological correlates of biological and non-biological explanations for stuttering. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Boyle, M. P. (2019). Making change happen: How we can work together to decrease stigma (pp. 87-100). In P. Campbell, C. D. Constantino, & S. Simpson (Eds.), Stammering pride and prejudice: Difference not defect. Albury, UK: J & R Press Ltd.

Boyle, M. P., Milewski, K. M., Beita-Ell, C. (2018). Disclosure of stuttering and quality of life in people who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 58, 1-10.

Boyle, M. P., Beita-Ell, C., Milewski, K. M., & Fearon, A. N. (2018). Self-esteem, self-efficacy, and social support as predictors of communicative participation in adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61, 1893-1906.

Boyle, M. P. (2018). Enacted stigma and felt stigma experienced by adults who stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders, 73, 50-61.

Boyle, M. P. (2018). The importance of self-efficacy for individuals who stutter. In B. J. Amster & E. R. Klein (Eds.), More than fluency: The social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of stuttering (pp. 19-44). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc.

Boyle, M. P., & Fearon, A. N. (2018). Self-stigma and its associations with stress, physical health, and health care satisfaction in adults who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders,56, 112-121.

Boyle, M. P. (2017). Personal perceptions and perceived public opinion about stuttering in the United States: Implications for anti-stigma campaigns. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26, 921-938.

Boyle, M. P., Dioguardi, L., & Pate, J. E. (2017). Key elements in contact, education, and protest based anti-stigma programs for stuttering. Speech, Language and Hearing, 20, 232-240.

Boyle, M. P., Dioguardi, L., & Pate, J. E. (2016). A comparison of three strategies for reducing the public stigma associated with stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 50, 44-58.

Boyle, M. P. (2016). Will education about biological causes of stuttering reduce stigma? Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 1(2), 70-78.

Boyle, M. P., Daniels, D., Hughes, C., & Buhr, A. (2016). Considering disability culture for culturally competent interactions with individuals who stutter. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 43, 11-22.

Boyle, M. P. (2016). The impact of causal attribution on stigmatizing attitudes toward a person who stutters. Journal of Communication Disorders, 60, 14-26.

Boyle, M. P. (2016). Relations between causal attributions for stuttering and psychological well-being in adults who stutter. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18, 1-10.

Boyle, M. P. (2016). Self-stigma associated with stuttering: Implications for well-being and strategies for change. Proceedings from the 8th World Congress on Fluency Disorders, International Fluency Association.

Boyle, M. P., & Blood, G. W. (2015). Stigma and stuttering: Conceptualizations, applications, and coping. In K. O. St. Louis (Ed.), Stuttering meets stereotype, stigma, and discrimination: An overview of attitude research. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press.

Boyle, M. P. (2015). The importance of challenging the public stigma of stuttering. Proceedings from the International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) Online Conference, International Stuttering Association.

Boyle, M. P. (2015). Identifying correlates of self-stigma in adults who stutter: Further establishing the construct validity of the Self-Stigma of Stuttering Scale (4S), Journal of Fluency Disorders, 43, 17-27.

Boyle, M. P. (2015). Relationships between psychosocial factors and quality of life for adults who stutter. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24, 1-12.

Boyle, M. P. (2014). Understanding perceptions of stuttering among school-based speech-language pathologists: An application of attribution theory. Journal of Communication Disorders, 52, 143-155.

Courses Taught:

CSND 585 Fluency Disorders
CSND 592 Research in Speech-Language Pathology
CSND 409 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Systems
CSND 595 Applying Research I
CSND 596 Applying Research II
CSND 835 Practicum in University Teaching
CSND 899 Directed Readings