Christopher Bolinger, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Christopher Bolinger

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health Sciences
Program Area: Speech-Language Pathology

Professional Preparation

PhD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Communication Sciences and Disorders

MS, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Speech-Language Pathology

BBA, Texas Tech University, Business Administration

Profile

Christopher Bolinger is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at TWU. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level since 2017, primarily in the areas of introduction to communication disorders and dysphagia. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Bolinger was an acute-care speech-language pathologist specializing in evaluation and treatment of neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders in the acute-care/trauma environment.

During his time as an acute-care SLP, he gained expertise in neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric care. Dr. Bolinger has presented his research at the local, state, national and international level. His current line of research is in the area of dysphagia and special populations. Dr. Bolinger is also interested in further assessing linguistic versus motoric speech/language difficulties in children with neurological-based impairments (e.g., fetal alcohol syndrome).