Teresa Drulia

Assistant Professor
Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic 134

t.drulia@tcu.edu | 817-257-6887


Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders
James Madison University

MS, Speech-Language Pathology, James Madison University

BS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, James Madison University

Courses Taught

COSD 40353 Neurological Substrates in Communication & Swallowing

COSD 60413 Dysphagia

COSD 60423 Adult Neurolinguistic Disorders

COSD 60433 Motor Speech Disorders

Areas of Focus

Coordination of breathing & swallowing in individuals with COPD

Developing evidence-based treatments to improve functional outcomes in individuals with impaired swallowing (dysphagia)

Drulia, T.C. & Ludlow, C.(2013). Relative efficacy of swallowing versus non-swallowing tasks in dysphagia rehabilitation: Current evidence and future directions. Current Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Reports, 1(4), 242-256.

Dudding, C.C., & Drulia, T.C. (2013). Best practices in an online master’s degree program in CSD. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 40, 59-67.


Drulia, T., Kamarunas, E., Ludlow, C. (2017, March). Effects of Lung Volume on Swallowing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (poster presentation). Dysphagia Research Society (DRS), Portland, Oregon.

Outstanding Dissertation Award, James Madison University Graduate School, April 2017

American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

Dysphagia Research Society, member

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

State Licensure in Speech/Language Pathology, Texas

State Licensure in Speech/Language Pathology, Virginia