Speech Language Literacy Lab is part of Eastern Illinois University. Our mission is to offer clinicians and educators practical ideas and tools to apply current research in speech, language, and literacy.

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Angela Beckman Anthony, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Principal Investigator


Angela received her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University and her doctorate in Reading Education from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is currently Department Chair of the Communication Disorders and Sciences department at Eastern Illinois University. Her teaching and research focus on early language and literacy, students learning English as a second language, and hearing impairment. She has co-authored book chapters and research articles, as well as presented at state and national conventions on these topics. Angela is currently the Vice-President Elect for Association Affairs for the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a member of the Coordinating Committee for ASHA SIG 10: Issues in Higher Education.

For questions about KLBA research:

Email: abanthony@eiu.edu

Phone: 217-581-2712


Jennifer Preschern


Project Manager


Jen holds masters degrees from Northwestern University in speech/language pathology and in learning disabilities. She also holds a school administration degree from Loyola University, an Orton-Gillingham reading certification, and a Hanen Center Early Intervention certification. She is trained in the PROMPT method of articulation disorders. She has published several teacher resource books, and presented at numerous national and state conventions in the areas of reading and language development. Her expertise is in creating program support and curriculum for students who are academically at-risk in the areas of language, reading, and writing. 

For questions about KLBA use in schools:

email: jpreschern@sl3lab.com