Mirza Lugo-Neris, PhD, CCC-SLP is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, specifically for the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology Program.

Dr. Lugo-Neris is also a bilingual speech-language pathologist with experience in working with and counseling Spanish-speaking families, licensed in both Puerto Rico and Texas. She has 15 years of experience in working across a variety of pediatric clinical settings, establishing clinical partnerships with families, and supervising undergraduate and graduate student clinicians. She also provides in-service training for community organizations, agencies, preschools, and private companies on topics related to raising bilingual children with disabilities. 

She has taught graduate courses on cultural-linguistic diversity and bilingual language development, school-age language disorders, and undergraduate courses in clinical observation. She has also led faculty development initiatives on inclusive teaching practices. 

  • B.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Florida State University
  • M.S., Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Florida State University
  • Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin 
  • Assessment and intervention practices with Spanish-English bilingual children who have developmental language disorders
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning in clinical supervision in communication sciences and disorders