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William S. Evans, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders with a joint appointment in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He completed his undergraduate and graduate training at UMass Amherst and Boston University in the areas of psychology, linguistics and speech-language pathology, and has practiced clinically as an outpatient speech-language pathologist specializing in the areas of aphasia and cognitive rehabilitation. At the University of Pittsburgh, he directs the Language Rehab and Cognition Lab ( and is a member of the multi-PI Pittsburgh Translational Aphasia Research Initiative ( He teaches graduate coursework in the areas of counseling, aphasia, and cognitive-communication disorders. His funded aphasia rehabilitation research focuses on the areas of counseling and adaptive computer-based language treatment. This research program relies on a number of approaches and techniques including aphasia community engagement and co-design, interprofessional collaboration, gamification, and computational modeling. 


Department of Communication Science and Disorders


Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Science and Disorders
Speech-Language Pathology