Kenn Apel, Ph.D.



A Professor and Director at FSU in Communication Science and Disorders, he is known for his research and expertise in the linguistic underpinnings of reading and spelling, including orthographic and morphological awareness. Dr. Apel has been a co-investigator on two funded research projects concerning the promotion of vocabulary and language development in at-risk or special needs populations, including those from low socioeconomic backgrounds; these projects involve a randomized experiment and a personnel training study, respectively. Dr. Apel is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.