Dr. Jerry Hoepner, Ph.D./CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor with expertise in adult neurogenics. He received his bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University – Mankato in psychology and his master's degree from UW Eau Claire in communicative disorders. He began serving as an associate lecturer in the fall of 2004 and as an assistant professor in 2008. He completed his doctorate in communicative sciences and disorders at UW Madison with an emphasis in neurosciences and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.
Dr. Jerry Hoepner's research interests include evaluating and training everyday partners of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and aphasia. His clinical interests include utilizing everyday routines to reduce demands on working memory and maximize executive functions. Dr. Hoepner is actively involved in community-based brain injury, aphasia groups and aphasia camp. He teaches courses in acquired cognitive disorders, dysphagia, neurological aspects of communication, aphasia & related disorders, rehabilitation methods, and communication disorders of the aged, anatomy & physiology, and speech & hearing science. In addition, he acts as a clinical supervisor and is active in student-faculty collaborative research projects.