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Edward Conture

Professor Emeritus, Hearing and Speech Sciences


Edward G. Conture, Professor, Dept. of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University, is the author of over 125 journal articles, books, book chapters, monographs and commercial-grade videos dealing with developmental stuttering.  Accordingly, his major academic, clinical and research interests involve the study of emotional and speech-language contributions to childhood stuttering. Since 1978, these scholarly activities have been nearly continuously supported by research grants from the NIH and OSEP.  He has also been author or co-author of several books, for example, Conture and Curlee, (2007), Stuttering and Related Disorders of Fluency, 3rd Edition, Thieme .

Among his various  services to his field, Conture has been Editor (2004-2007), Journal of Fluency Disorders (Official Journal of the International Fluency Association) as well as Member (2004-2008), Advisory Council, National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders,   Recipient of several awards for his clinical/scholarly contributions, Conture received the 2003 Malcolm Fraser Award, the 2005 Frank R. Kleffner Clinical Career Award, the 2007 Honors of the Association, American Speech Language and Hearing Association and in 2010 was made a Candidate, Fulbright Specialist Roster.  Before coming to Vanderbilt, Conture was Margaret O. Slocum Professor of Education (1993 -1997), Syracuse University and Visiting Researcher (1994-95), University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

To date, Conture has presented over 300 scholarly papers/poster presentations, short courses, mini seminars, and workshops to professional and scholarly conferences regarding developmental stuttering throughout Australia, North America and Europe.  He continues to pursue a federally-funded program of study involving emotional and linguistic contributions to childhood stutter, when not pursuing interests in antique clocks, cooking, herbs, soccer and windsurfing.

NIH Biosketch

Developmental Stuttering Project