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Jerry K. Hoepner, CCC-SLP, Ph.D.

Jerry Hoepner
  • Professor
  • Communication Sciences + Disorders

Dr. Jerry Hoepner is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He began teaching for UWEC CSD in 2003. He teaches courses in anatomy and physiology, acquired cognitive disorders, aphasia, dysphagia, and counseling. His research addresses healthcare perceptions, video self-modeling interventions for persons with acquired language or cognitive disorders, counseling methods and training, undergraduate research, non-course based learning, and instructional pedagogies. He is a founding editor of Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders (TLCSD) and editorial board member for Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders (CACD). He is a Aphasia Access affiliate and interviewer for the Aphasia Access Conversations Podcast series. He is a co-founder of the UWEC CSD SoTL Lab (scholarship of teaching and learning research). He continues to  have a regular role in clinical contexts and supervision. He is a co-founder of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp, co-founder of the Mayo Brain Injury Group, and founder of the Blugold Brain Injury Group. Outside of work, Jerry is an avid outdoors person and enjoys traveling/spending time with his family. 

Dr. Hoepner is passionate about teaching and mentoring. He was the 2020 recipient of the University of Wisconsin Systems Regent's Teaching Excellence award and the 2018 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Excellence in Mentoring in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity award recipient. He has mentored countless undergraduate, student-faculty collaborative research projects as well as numerous graduate theses and doctoral dissertation committees. 


Teaching Interests
  • Counseling in speech-language pathology (CSD 725) - includes motivational interviewing training
  • Acquired Cognitive Disorders [traumatic brain injuries, right hemisphere brain damage, dementias] (CSD 754)
  • Aphasia and Related Disorders (CSD 448/648)
  • Neurological Aspects of Communication and Cognition (CSD 440/640) - aka neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (CSD 256)
  • Dysphagia (CSD 737)
  • Undergraduate research (CSD 399, 397, 499, 497)
  • Graduate thesis mentorship
Responsibilities
  • Teach coursework in anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy and physiology, acquired language and cognitive disorders, swallowing disorders, and counseling
  • Co-advisor of the UWEC CSD SoTL research lab
  • Student-faculty research advisor
  • Clinical supervisor at the UWEC Center for Communication Disorders
  • Clinical supervision of the Blugold Traumatic Brain Injury Group and BIAW 3rd Thursday Brain Injury Group
  • Collaborator and clinical supervisor for the Mayo Brain Injury Group
  • Staff member of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group
  • UWEC CSD Pro-Sem Coordinator
  • Founding editor and editor-at-large of the Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders (TLCSD) journal
Research and Creative Activities
  • Counseling and motivational interviewing in speech-language pathology
  • Healthcare perceptions of individuals with chronic traumatic brain injuries
  • Partner training and assessments for persons with acquired cognitive-communication disorders and their partners
  • Video self-modeling interventions for individuals with acquired cognitive-communication disorders and their partners
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) - evidence-based instructional techniques
  • Examining non-traditional student learning experiences(e.g., camp immersion, embedded clinical experiences, teaching apprenticeships, and student research)
  • Aphasia Access Conversations Podcast Workgroup
  • 2021 co-chair of the Aphasia Access Leadership Summit
  • ANCDS right hemisphere brain damage workgroup
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • B.S., Minnesota State University - Mankato (Psychology)
Certification
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
  • Wisconsin State Licensure
Published Research

Peer Reviewed Publications:                                                                                               

  1. Hoepner, J.K., Sievert, A., & Guenther, K. (under revision). Joint VSM for persons with traumatic brain injuries and their partners: A case series. ICCDC special issue of American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
  2. Hoepner, J.K. & Hemmerich, A.L. (2020). Using formative video competencies and summative in-person competencies to examine preparedness for entry-level professional practice. Seminars in Speech and Language, 41(04), 310-324. Doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1713782
  3. Look, R., Shoemaker, H., Hoepner, J.K., & Blake, M. (2020). Reciprocal benefits of engaging undergraduates in a systematic review. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups (SIG 10), 5, 699-709.
  4. Zigler, E., Grelson, S., & Hoepner, J.K. (2020). Exploring the role of mindsets in a freshman-sophomore level undergraduate research course. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  5. Hoepner, J.K., Sather, T.W., Homolka, T., & Clark, M.B.(under revision). Immersion learning at an aphasia camp: Analyzing student video reflections. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
  6. Doud, A.K., Hoepner, J.K., & Holland, A.L. (2020). A survey of counseling curricula among accredited CSD graduate student programs. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 29(2), 789-803.
  7. Hoepner, J.K., & Sather, T.W. (2020). Teaching and mentoring students in the LPAA service delivery perspective. Invited manuscript for Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups (SIG 2). 5, 397-413. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_PERSP-19-00159
  8. Hoepner, J.K., Salo, M., & Weich, H. (2019). Replication of a dynamic coaching program for college students with acquired brain injuries. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders. 4(2), 98-112.
  9. Hoepner, J.K. (2018). Course embedded practical experiences: A reflection on innovation. Journal for Research and Practice in College Teaching: Special Issue: Innovative Teaching Personal Essays. 3(2), 185-190.
  10. Arzbecker, L., Blacklock, E., Crumb, A., Doyle, J., Esslinger, K., Esveld, M., Grelson, S., Gretzinger, B., Korpela, A., Pakanich, L., Pulley, T., Nolte Rierdon, N., Spreitzer, K., Steines, E., Strom, B., Symons, E.,  Vogelsang, M., Vruwink, O., Weberg, K., Wolosek, A., Zigler, E., Hoepner, J.K., Hemmerich, A.L., Sather, T.W., & Elledge, D. (2018). SoTL Lab: Undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research in teaching and learning in CSD. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 2(2), article 8.
  11. Hoepner, J.K., & Olson, S.E. (2018). Joint video self-modeling as a conversational intervention for an individual with a traumatic brain injury and his everyday partner: A pilot investigation. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders. 3(1), 22-41. doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2018.00262
  12. Hoepner, J.K., Buhr, H.R., Johnson, M., Sather, T.W., & Clark, M.B. (2018). Interactions between the environment, physical demands, and social engagement at an aphasia camp. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders. 9(1), 44-75. doi: 10.1558/jircd.34497
  13. Hoepner, J.K., & Hemmerich, A.L. (2018). A cross-sectional, mixed methods examination of a modified “Flipped Classroom” pedagogy: The Sandwich Approach. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders. 9(1), 5-43. doi: 10.1558/jircd.34318
  14. Baier, C.K., Hoepner, J.K., & Sather, T.W. (2017). Exploring Snapchat as a Dynamic Capture tool for social exchange among individuals with aphasia. Aphasiology. 32(11), 1336-1359. doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2017.1409870
  15. Hoepner, J.K. (under review). Pro Sems: Reflections on an academic development program for faculty, students, and community professionals. International Journal for Academic Development.
  16. Hoepner, J.K., Baier, C.K., Sather, T.W., & Clark, M.B. (2017). A pilot exploration of Snapchat as an aphasia-friendly social exchange technology at an aphasia camp. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders. 1(1). 1-13. doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2016.00087
  17. Buhr, H.R., Hoepner, J.K., Miller, H., & Johnson, C. (2017). Aphasia Web: Development and evaluation of an aphasia-friendly social networking application. Aphasiology. 31(9). 999-1020. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2016.1232361
  18. Olson-McBride, L., Hassemer, H.T., & Hoepner, J.K. (2016). Broadening participation: Engaging academically at-risk freshman in undergraduate research. CUR Quarterly, 37(1). 4-10. doi: 10.18833/curq/37/1/3
  19. Hoepner, J.K., Hemmerich, A.L., & Sterling-Orth, A.  (2016). Use of Screencasting to increase student engagement and learning: Ingredients for success. Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology. 5(1). 100-104. doi: 10.14434/jotlt.v5n1.13632
  20. Hoepner, J.K., Sell, L., & Kooiman, H. (2015). Case study of partner training in corticobasal degeneration. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders. 6(2). 157-186. doi: 10.1558/jircd.v6i2.27178
  21. Hemmerich, A.L., Hoepner, J.K., & Samelson, V.M. (2015). Instructional Internships: Improving the teaching and learning experience for students, interns, and faculty. Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 15(3). 104-132. doi:10.14434/josotl.v15i3.13090
  22. Miller, H., Buhr, H., Johnson, C., & Hoepner, J.K. (2013). Aphasia Web: a social network for individuals with aphasia. Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility; 4. doi: 10.1145/2513383.2513439
  23. Hoepner, J.K., & Turkstra, L.S. (2013). Video-Based Administration of the La Trobe Communication Questionnaire for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Communication Partners. Brain Injury, April 27(4), 464-472.
  24. Hoepner, J.K., Clark, M.B., Sather, T.S., Knutson, M. (2012). Immersion learning at Aphasia Camp. EBE Briefs: Evidence-Based Education, September, 1-10.

Textbooks:

  1. Hoepner, J.K. (in development for 2021). Counseling and Motivational Interviewing in Speech-Language Pathology. Slack Publishing Inc.
  2. Blake, M.L., & Hoepner, J.K. (in development for 2021). Clinical Neuroscience for Communication Disorders: Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology. Plural Publishing Inc.

Book Chapters:

  1. Hoepner, J.K. & Togher, L. (in press). Living with Cognitive Communication Disorders. In I. Papathanasiou & P. Coppens. Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders. (3rd edition).
  2. Hoepner, J.K. & Sather, T.W. (2019). Everyday Communication and Cognition Technologies. In Müller, D., Hayre, C. & Scherer, M. (Eds.), Everyday Technologies in Healthcare. CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group.
  3. Sather, T.W., Jarzynski, R.L., & Hoepner, J.K. (2019). Service Delivery Models. In Damico, J. & Ball, M. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.
  4. Hoepner, J.K. & Olson, S.E. (2019). Self Management. In Damico, J. & Ball, M. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.
  5. Hoepner, J.K., Hemmerich, A.L., & Sather, T.W. (2019). Trauma to Speech and Hearing Mechanisms. In Damico, J. & Ball, M. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.
  6. Hoepner, J.K. (2019). Spontaneous Recovery. In Damico, J. & Ball, M. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.
  7. Hoepner, J.K. (2019). Communication Partner Training. In Damico, J. & Ball, M. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.
  8. Hoepner, J.K. (2016). Partners as environment: Coaching partners. In Johnson, P. (Eds.), A Clinician’s Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia, Gaylord, MI: Northern Speech Services Publishing.
  9. Hoepner, J.K. (2016). Facilitating everyday routines with individuals with acquired cognitive disorders. In Johnson, P. (Eds.), A Clinician’s Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia, Gaylord, MI: Northern Speech Services Publishing.

Editorial Pieces:

  1. Ginsberg, S., Hoepner, J.K., Visconti, C., Friberg, J., Walden, P., DeRuiter, M., & Kohlman, M. (2020). TLCSD Editorial Board Letter for  on Addressing Racism in CSD Education. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Webinar Proceedings.
  2. Radford, N., & Hoepner, J.K. (2018). What is our role in moving the conversation forward? EBE and Community Editorial for Special Issue on Multicultural Issues and Cultural Competence. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 2(3). Article 7, 1-4.
  3. Ginsberg, S.M., Friberg, J., Visconti, C.F., DeRuiter, M., & Hoepner, J.K. (2017). On the culture of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 1(1), 1-6. 

State Journals:

  1. Samelson, V.M., McDonald, M., & Hoepner, J.K. (2014). Graduate student perspectives on the development of clinical flexibility. WSHA Communication Connections Newsletter, Spring
  2. Hoepner, J.K. (2009). ‘Howdy Partner’ - Establishing partners as long-term supports. WSHA Communication Connections Newsletter, Fall
  3. Hoepner, J.K. & Hingten, T.L. (2008). There’s more to interdisciplinary than a convergence of disciplines.  WSHA Communication Connections Newsletter, Spring
  4. Clark, M.B., Hingten, T.L., Sather, T., & Hoepner, J.K. (2004). Aphasia groups, camps, and curriculum: Seven years of community based interventions.  WSHA Communication Connections Newsletter, Spring
Honors and Recognitions

Teaching:

  • 2020 Recipient of the University of Wisconsin Systems Regent's Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2020 Selected as the UW Eau Claire Nominee for the UW System’s Regents Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2020 Selected as recipient/participant for the 2020 American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Teaching Symposium on Foundational CSD Science Courses, May 21-22, 2020 (rescheduled due to COVID19)
  • 2019, 2018, 2017 Nominee for the UW System’s Regents Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2015 Wisconsin Teaching Scholar recipient
  • 2014 CARE Award
  • 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Senior GRAD-itude recognition from senior exit surveys
  • 2012 UW Eau Claire Student Support Services Recognition for Contributions to Students

Research:

  • 2020, 2018, 2014, 2012 Vicki Lord-Larson Research Fellowship
  • 2020 Honorable Mention Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar
  • 2020 Awarded a Human Sciences Professional Development Grant for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • 2020 Awarded a full-year sabbatical from the UW Eau Claire
  • 2014 CoEHS Ron Satz Teacher/Scholar Awardee
  • 2018, 2012 Nominee for Ron Satz Teacher/Scholar Award

Research Mentoring:

  • 2018 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Excellence in Mentoring in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity award recipient
  • 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015 Excellence in Mentoring in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity award nomine
  • 2020 and 2018 research mentor to Distinguished Master's Thesis recipients
  • 2021, 2016, 2013 research mentor to Distinguished Master's Thesis nominees
  • 2020-2021 and 2019-2020 mentor to recipients of ASHA Advancing Research Careers (AARC) awardees
  • Mentor to numerous ASHA Projeny Student Awardees for exceptional undergraduate first authors to ASHA Conventions
  • Mentor to the top graduate student submission for the Adult Language Disorders topic at the 2019 ASHA Convention
  • Mentor to the top undergraduate submission for the Adult Language Disorders topic at the 2019 ASHA Convention
Professional Memberships
  • The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • The Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS)
  • Aphasia Access