Christopher R. Watts

Dean of Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences; Professor
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Annie Richardson Bass Building

c.watts@tcu.edu | 817-257-6878

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Education

Ph.D., Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of South Alabama (1998)
BS, Speech & Hearing Science, University of South Alabama (1994)

Courses Taught

COSD 50383 Voice Disorders
COSD 20303 Speech & Hearing Science

Areas of Focus

Laryngeal function in voice and swallowing (voice, dysphagia, neurological disorders)

Barsties B, Watts CR (in press). A case of nervus laryngeus superior paresis treated with Novafon Local Vibration Voice Therapy. Journal of Voice.

Panzone L, Watts CR. (in press). Regulation of Transglottal Airflow in Speakers with Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Voice.

Joshi A, Watts CR (in press). Phonation quotient using three aerodynamic instruments in the disordered voice. Journal of Voice.

Watts CR, Knickerbocker K. (2019). Characteristics of a Treatment-Seeking Population in a Private Practice Community Voice Clinic: An Epidemiological Study. Journal of Voice, 33(4): 429−434.

Burk B, Watts CR (2019). The effect of Parkinson’s disease tremor phenotype on cepstral peak prominence and transglottal airflow in vowels and speech. Journal of Voice, 33(4): 580.e11-580.e19.

Watts CR, Hamilton A, Toles L, Childs L, Mau T (2019). Intervention Outcomes of Two Treatments for Muscle Tension Dysphonia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(2): 272-282.

Joshi A, Watts CR (2018). A comparison of indirect and direct methods for estimating transglottal airflow rate. Journal of Voice. 32(6):655-659

Watts CR, Dumican MJ (2018). The effect of transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation on laryngeal vestibule closure timing in swallowing. BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders, 18(5): 1-7.

Watts CR, Awan SN, Maryn Y (2017). A Comparison of Cepstral Peak Prominence Measures from Two Acoustic Analysis Programs. Journal of Voice. 31(3): 387.e1-387

Gaskill C, Awan JA, Awan SN, Watts CR (2017). Acoustic and perceptual classification of within-sample normal, intermittently dysphonic, and consistently dysphonic voice types. Journal of Voice, 31(2): 218-228.

Watts CR, Vanryckeghem M. (2017). Communication-Related Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Reactions in Speakers with Spasmodic Dysphonia. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology, 2(6): 466-470.

Joshi A, Watts CR (2017). Phonation Quotient in Females: A Measure of Vocal Efficiency Using Three Aerodynamic Instruments. Journal of Voice, 31(2): 161-167

Joshi A, Watts CR (2016). Measurement reliability of phonation quotient derived from three aerodynamic instruments. Journal of Voice, 30(6): 773.e13-773.e19

Watts CR (2016). Treatment modality and timing influence voice outcomes for vocal fold paralysis after thyroidectomy: A recommendation for guarded generalizations from a meta-analysis. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 10(1), 20-24.

Hughes T, Watts CR (2016). The Effects of Two Resistive Exercises on Electrophysiological Measures of Submandibular Muscle Activity. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(9): 1552-1557.

Watts CR (2016). The prevalence of voice problems in a sample of collegiate a cappella singers. Journal of Speech Pathology & Therapy, 1:105. doi:10.4172/jspt.1000105

Watts CR (2016). A Retrospective Study of Long-Term Treatment Outcomes for Reduced Vocal Intensity in Hypokinetic Dysarthria. BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders. 16:2. eCollection doi: 10.1186/s12901-016-0022-8.

Watts CR, Awan SN (2019, November). Low-Tech Options for Aerodynamic Assessment of Voice Disorders: Review & Demonstration for Clinical Practice. ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL.

Brenk J, Flahive L, Rivera Campos, A, Watts CR (2019, November). Electropalatography Treatment for School-Aged Children With Residual /r/ Errors. ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL.

This Z, Knickerbocker K, Watts CR (2019, October). Treatment Outcomes in a Private Practice Community Voice Clinic. Fall Voice Conference, Dallas, TX.

Thijs Z, Watts CR (2019, May). Perceptual Assessment of Speech Production in Speakers with Parkinson’s Disease. 48th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice. Philadelphia, PA.

Watts CR, Koehnke J. (2019, April). Problem Solving and Information Sharing for Department Chairs. Council of Academic Programs in COSD Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Dumican M, Watts CR (2019, February). Hyolaryngeal Musculature Activation in Response to a Respiratory Resistance Device. Dysphagia Research Society, San Diego, CA.

Panzone L., Watts CR (2018, November). Transglottal Airflow in Parkinson’s Disease. ASHA Convention, Boston, MA.

Watts CR. (2018, October). Two Treatments for Muscle Tension Dysphonia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Fall Voice Conference, Seattle, WA.

Watts CR. (2018, June). Acoustic Characterization of Speech Intonation in Parkinson’s Disease. 29th Congress of Union of The European Phoniatricians, Helsinki, Finland.

Watts CR. (2018, April). Information and Problem Solving for Department Chairs. Invited presentation. Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Watts CR. (March, 2018). Instrumental Assessment of Voice and Swallowing. Invited presentation to speech-therapists at Sidra Hospital and Hamad Hospital in Doha, Qatar.

Knickerbocker K, Watts CR. (2017, November). Characteristics of a Treatment-Seeking Population In A Private Practice Community Voice Clinic: An Epidemiological Study. ASHA Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Watts CR, Weeks SM (2017, September). Factors Influencing the Sustainability of an Interprofessional Education Program. European Interprofessional Education & Practice Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Watts CR (2017, August). Acoustic & Aerodynamic Profiles of Parkinson’s Disease: The Influence of Patient-Specific Factors. Pan-European Voice Conference, Ghent, Belgium.

Watts CR (2017, August). Stretch-and-Flow Voice Therapy for Muscle Tension Dysphonia: Treatment Outcomes From Two Clinical Trials. Pan-European Voice Conference, Ghent, Belgium.

Watts CR, Vanryckeghem MV (2017, August). The Effect of Work Status on Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Reactions in Speakers with Spasmodic Dysphonia. PanEuropean Voice Conference, Ghent, Belgium.

Watts CR, Awan SN, Maryn Y (2016, November). Measuring Cepstral Peak Prominence Using PRAAT & ADSV: Research Evidence & a Demonstration. ASHA Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

McMullan P, Watts CR (2016, November). A Comparison of Acoustic & Aerodynamic Measurements of Laryngeal Function Using Low-Cost & High-Cost Systems. ASHA Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Joshi A, Watts CR (2016, November). Measurement Reliability for Phonation Quotient Across Three Aerodynamic Instruments. ASHA Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Matthews M, Vanryckeghem M, Watts CR (2016, November). Behavior Assessment Battery-Voice-Revised: Comparative Investigation of Adults With & Without Spasmodic Dysphonia. ASHA Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Watts CR, Awan SN, Maryn Y (2016, October). Cepstral Peak Prominence of Dysphonic Voices Measured from ADSV and Praat: A Instrumental Comparison. Fall Voice Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Gaskill C, Awan SN, Awan J, Watts CR (2016, October). Acoustic and Perceptual Classification of Within-Sample Normal, Intermittently Dysphonic, and Continuously Dysphonic Voice Types. Fall Voice Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Watts CR, Corbin-Lewis K. (2016, April). Problem Solving for Department Chairs. Council of Graduate Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Watts, CR. (2015, November). Acquisition of aerodynamic measurements using the Phonatory Aerodynamic System (Pentax Medical invited lecture). ASHA Convention, Denver, CO.

2017 Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar – HCNHS

  • ASHA CCC-SLP
  • Licensed SLP – State of Texas
  • ASHA
  • Voice Foundation
  • International Association of Logopedics & Phoniatrics