Gordon W. Blood, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

photo of Gordon Blood

Professor and Department Head

Contact Information

308C Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-3759




Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1978

Research Interests

Social aspects (self-concept, perceived communicative competence, stigma, etc.) of fluency and fluency disorders in adolescents and adults; auditory dysfunction in children and adults who stutter; speech, language, and literacy disorders in children in the schools; perceptions of individuals with communication disabilities; job stress of SLPs in rural and urban areas.

Examples of Collaborative Projects

Social Aspects of Stuttering. Currently work is being completed on how adolescents who stutter deal with bullying behavior, stigma-related issues, and overall adjustment. A cohort of sixty-five adolescents is being studied on a number of dimensions related to self-esteem, anxiety, coping, and co-occurring communication and non-speech-language disabilities. Adults who stutter are also being examined for stress, attention, and auditory problems as they relate to social and communicative competence.

Project MOSAIC (Multiplying Opportunities for Services and Access for Immigrant Children) Dr. Gordon Blood and Dr. Ingrid Blood received funding from the US Department of Education for a new comprehensive preservice master’s level training program for Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) to provide high quality, evidenced based services to children from immigrant circumstances who are English language learners (ELL) with communication and language disabilities, especially in rural areas. Immigrant children who are ELL are the largest growing student population in the US and their needs are currently not being met. This project will also alleviate the current and predicted shortages of SLPs. The project will offer unique academic courses, on-line seminars, interdisciplinary assessments and teaming, capstone research experiences, and field placements in rural and impoverished areas.

Selected Publications

Blood, I. M. & Blood, G. W. (In press). Podcasts, google and youtube – oh my! An innovative on-line course for university students on preventing hearing loss.  Perspectives on Public Health Issues Related to Hearing and Balance.

Blood, G. W., Robins, L., Blood, I. M., Boyle, M. P., & Finke, E. H. (In press). Bullying, speech-language pathologists and English Language Learners: Seriousness, intervention, and strategy selection. Perspectives on School-Based Issues.

Blood, G. W., Blood, I. M., Dorward, S., Boyle, M. P., & Tramontana, G. M. (2011). Coping Strategies and Adolescents: Learning to Take Care of Self and Stuttering during Treatment. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 21, 68-77.

Blood, G. W., Blood, I. M., Tramontana, G. M., Sylvia, A. J., Boyle, M. P., & Motzko, G. R. (2011). Self-reported experience of bullying of students who stutter: Relations with life satisfaction, life orientation, and self-esteem. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 113, 1-12.

Blood, G. W., Boyle, M. P., Nalesnik, G. R., & Blood, I. M. (2010). Bullying in children who stutter: Speech-language pathologists’ perceptions and intervention strategies. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 35, 92-109.

Blood, G. W., Mamett, C., Gordon, R., & Blood, I. M. (2010). Written Language Disorders: Speech language pathologists' training, knowledge and confidence.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 41, 416–428

Boyle, M. P., Blood, G. W., Blood, I. M. (2009).  Effects of perceived causality on perceptions of persons who stutter, Journal of Fluency Disorders, 34(3), 201–218.

Blood, G. W., Blood, I., Kreiger, J., O’Connor, S., & Qualls, C. D. (2009). Double jeopardy for children who stutter: Race and coexisting disorders. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 30(3), 131-141.

Betz Roth, I., Blood, G. W., & Blood, I. M. (2008). University students' perceptions of preschool and kindergarten children who stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders, 41, 259–273.

Blood, I. M., Cohen, L., & Blood, G. W. (2008). Job burnout in educational audiologists: The value of work experience. Journal of Educational Audiology, 14, 7–13.

Courses Taught

CSD 101 (GHA) Preventing Hearing Loss

CSD 100 (GHA) Preventing Vocal Abuse

CSD 542 Stuttering

CSD 597A Rural Issues: SLPs in the Educational Setting

CSD 597B Speech, Language, and Literacy

CSD 597C PRIDE Seminar

CSD 597E Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders

CSD 597F Technology, Reading, and Children with Communication Disabilities in Schools

CSD 444 Introduction to Organic Disorders of Speech and Language

Strategic Themes

  • Populations of Special Interest