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Communication Disorders|College of Health Sciences

David L. Jones, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Craniofacial Disorders & Speech Physiology

Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1987
M.A., University of Iowa, 1983
B.S., Westminster College (PA), 1980 • (307) 766-5712 • Health Sciences, Room 247D

Research Interests:
Dr. Jones's primary research interests include the physiology of velopharyngeal function and velopharyngeal dysfunction and the production-perception of normal and disordered nasalization. These areas relate directly to speech outcomes of primary surgical management and secondary surgical and nonsurgical management of individuals with cleft palate. His expertise includes aerodynamic assessment of the velopharyngeal system and imaging of the velopharyngeal and laryngeal mechanisms.

Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing Voice Disorders



Sadove, A.M., Eppley, B.L., Jones, D.L., and Hardin-Jones, M.A. (1997). Velopharyngeal insufficiency. In M.L. Bentz (ed.), Pediatric Plastic Surgery. East Norwalk: Appleton and Lange.


Jones, D.L. (2006).  Patterns of oral-nasal balance in normal speakers with and without cleft palate.  Folia Phoniatr Logop, 58, 383-391.

Hardin-Jones M.A. and Jones D.L. (2005). Speech production patterns of preschoolers with cleft palate. Cleft-Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 42, 7-13.

Jones, D.L., Morris, H.L., and Van Demark, D.R. (2004). A comparison of oral-nasal balance patterns in speakers who are categorized as ABNQ and SBNA. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 41, 526-534. 

Jones, D.L., Gao, S., and Svirsky, M.A. (2003). The effect of short-term auditory deprivation on the control of intraoral pressure in pediatric cochlear implant users. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 658-669.

Kuehn, D.P., Imrey, P.B., Tomes, L., Jones, D.L., O'Gara, M.M., Seaver, E.J., Smith, B.E., Van Demark, D.R., and Wachtel, J.M. (2006). Efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure for treatment of hypernasality. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 39, 267-276.

Jones, D.L. (2000). The relationship between temporal aspects of oral-nasal balance and classification of velopharyngeal function in speakers with cleft palate. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 37, 363-369.

Svirsky, M.A., Jones, D., Osberger, M.J., and Miyamoto, R.T. The effect of auditory feedback on the control of oral-nasal balance by pediatric cochlear implant users. Ear and Hearing, 19, 385-393, 1998.

Morris, H.L., Bardach, J., Jones, D., Christiansen, J., and Gray, S.D. (1995). Clinical results of pharyngeal flap surgery: The Iowa experience. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 95, 652-662.

Morris, H.L., Bardach, J., Ardinger, H., Jones, D.L., Kelly, K.M., Olin, W.H., and Wheeler, J. (1993). Multidisciplinary treatment results for patients with isolated cleft palate. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 92, 842-851.

Gray, S.D., Barkmeier, J., Jones, D., Titze, I., and Drucker, D. (1992). Vocal evaluation of thyroplastic surgery in the treatment of unilateral vocal fold paralysis. The Laryngoscope, 102, 415-421.

Bardach, J., Morris, H.L., Olin, W.H., Gray, S.D., Jones, D.L., Kelly, K.M., Shaw, W.G., and Semb, G.  (1992). Results of multidisciplinary management of bilateral cleft lip and palate at the Iowa Cleft Palate Center. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 89, 419-432.

Jones, D.L. (1991). Velopharyngeal function and dysfunction. Clinics in Communication Disorders, 1(3), 19-25.

Moon, J.B., & Jones, D.L. (1991). Motor control of velopharyngeal structures during vowel production. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 28, 267-273.

Bardach, J., Morris, H.L., Olin, W.H., Gray, S.D., Jones, D.L., Kelly, K.M., Gundlach, K. Rohrs, M., Behlfelt, K., and Fricke, B. Iowa-Hamburg Study: Late Results of Multidisciplinary management. (1990). In: J. Bardach and H.L. Morris (eds.), Multidisciplinary Management of Cleft Lip and Palate. W.B. Saunders: Philadelphia.

Morris, H.L., Bardach, J., Van Demark, D.R., and Jones, D.L. (1989). Results of two-flap palatoplasty with regard to speech production. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 12, 19.

Jones, D.L., Folkins, J.W., and Morris, H.L. (1990). Speech production time and judgments of disordered nasalization in speakers with cleft palate. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 33, 458-466.

Golding-Kushner, et al. (Jones one of 22 participants). (1990). Standardization for the reporting of nasopharyngoscopy and multiview videofluoroscopy: A report from an International Working Group. Cleft Palate Journal, 27, 337-347, 1990.

Jones, D.L., and Folkins, J.W. (1985). The effect of speaking rate on judgments of disordered speech in children with cleft palate. Cleft Palate Journal, 22, 246.

Affiliations, Associations, Consultation:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
ASHA Special Interest Division 5: Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders

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