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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 and Graduate Program Coordinator
Speech-Language Pathology Master's Program

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.

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Selected Publications:

Boyle, M. P., & Chagachbanian, N. J. (2022). Uncertainty and perceived control as predictors of communicative participation and mental health in adults who stutter. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Advance online publication.

Brundage, S. B., Bernstein Ratner, N., Boyle, M. P., Eggers, K., Everard, R., Franken, M. C., Kefalianos, E., Marcotte, A. K., Millard, S., Packman, A., Vanryckeghem, M., Yaruss, J. S. (2021). Consensus guidelines for the assessments of individuals who stutter across the lifespan. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 30, 2379-2393.

Boyle, M. P., Beita-Ell, C., & Chagachbanian, N. J. (2021). Perceptions of self-efficacy in providing multidimensional school-age stuttering therapy among board certified fluency specialists in the United States. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 69, 105862.

Beita-Ell, C., & Boyle, M. P. (2020). School-based speech-language pathologists’ perceived self-efficacy in conducting multidimensional treatment with children who stutter. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, advance online publication, 51, 1172-1186.

Boyle, M. P. (2020). Reflections on the process of looking at stuttering differently. In A. Blom, K. Hurwitz, H., Jemmett, M., Palasik, S., Mertz, P., Kittelstved, T., Dellinger, R., & Michise, J. (Eds.), Proceedings from the International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) online conference: Journey of words – resilience and bouncing back. International Stuttering Association.

Boyle, M. P., & Gabel, R. M. (2020). "Openness and progress with communication and confidence have all gone hand in hand": Reflections on the experience of transitioning between concealment and openness among adults who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 65, 105781.

Boyle, M. P., & Gabel, R. (2020). Toward a better understanding of the process of disclosure events among people who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, doi:

Boyle, M. P. (2020). Psychological correlates of biological and non-biological explanations for stuttering. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, 435-443.

Boyle, M. P., Beita-Ell, C., & Milewski, K. M. (2019). Finding the good in the challenge: Benefit finding among adults who stutter. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 4, 1316-1326.

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.

Courses Taught:

CSND 409 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Systems
CSND 410 Neurophysiological Bases of Communication
CSND 515 Voice Disorders
CSND 585 Fluency Disorders
CSND 592 Research in Speech-Language Pathology
CSND 595 Applying Research to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology I
CSND 596 Applying Research to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology II
CSND 598 Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology
CSND 835 Practicum in University Teaching
CSND 899 Directed Readings - Advanced Topics in Fluency Disorders
CSND 900 Dissertation Preparation
CSND 901 Dissertation Extension
CSND 920 Qualifying Examination Preparation