Faculty Profile for Jessica Ree Bowers

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Jessica Ree Bowers
Clinical Assistant Professor — Communication Disorders
WILW 113
phone: (512) 716-2990

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Jessica Bowers earned both her Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Communication Disorders from Texas State University. She has worked primarily with families of children with developmental delays and feeding disorders through early childhood intervention and home health services. She has also provided assessment and intervention for adults with neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia in long-term acute care hospitals.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Fleming, V. B., & Bowers, J. R. (2019). Pediatric and adult dysphagia. In Overview of Communication Disorders Including Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Content and Perspective. Kona Publishing and Media Group.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2020 Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Association. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Service. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Health Professions 2019 College Achievement Award for Excellence in Service. April 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Health Professions (CHP) 2018 Faculty Excellence Award in the area of Service. 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Nominated for the College of Health Professions (CHP) Faculty Excellence Award in the area of Service. April 15, 2017

Selected Grants

  • Fleming, Valarie B, Hayes, Kathryn Ruth, Bowers, Jessica Ree, Johnson, Linda E, Johnson, Jennifer L. SPEAK OUT! Parkinson Voice Project, Parkinson Voice Project, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1000. (Submitted: February 2019, Funded: June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020). Grant.
  • Schwarz, Amy L (Principal), Bloom, Rosaleen Duggan (Co-Principal), Bowers, Jessica Ree (Supporting), Covington, Barbara G (Supporting). Will Problem Solving Education Combined with Parent-Implemented Script Therapy for Young Children Having Problems Learning Language Reduce Parent Stress?, Texas State University, Texas State University, $15951. (Submitted: October 2020, Funded: January 26, 2021 - December 2022). Grant.
  • Johnson, Linda E (Other), Bowers, Jessica Ree (Other). "Music and Literature": Weapons of Peace During a Century of Conflict", The Common Experience, Texas State University, $750. (Submitted: September 2016, Funded: September 2016 - February 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

CHP Grade Appeals Committee
September 1, 2023-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
Undergraduate Admissions/Advising Committee
September 1, 2022-Present
Versatility in Practice Concentration
September 1, 2021-Present
1st Gen Proud Committee
January 1, 2021-Present
Parent Teacher Association
August 1, 2019-Present