Communication Disorders

College of Health Sciences

Katelyn J. Kotlarek, PhD, CCC-SLP

Head and shoulders photo of Katelyn Kotlarek.Assistant Professor
Craniofacial Disorders and Imaging 
Ph.D., East Carolina University, 2019
M.S., Florida State University, 2014
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012 • (307) 766-5753 • Health Sciences Room 253    







Research Interests:

Dr. Kotlarek specializes in craniofacial disorders and imaging. Her main research interests include improving surgical and speech outcomes for individuals born with cleft palate. Her research has primarily focused on describing velopharyngeal muscle morphology and determining the effect of surgical intervention on the velopharyngeal mechanism of individuals born with cleft palate.

Research Website:

Speech Imaging Lab


Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, Swallowing, and Hearing; Dysphagia; Craniofacial Disorders

Affiliations & Associations:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA Special Interest Group 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders

Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Graduate Women in Science 


Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography


Contact Us

Division of Communication Disorders

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3311

Health Sciences, 265

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6427

Fax: 307-766-6829

Email: comdis@uwyo.eduUW Division of Communication Disorders logo.