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Northwestern School of Communication

Nathan Waller

Associate Clinical Professor
I am speech-language pathologist and faculty member in CSD and specialize in the area of voice/upper airway disorders and work with gender affirming voice and communication. I have a special interest in the teaching and learning of graduate SLP students and place students in their off campus school and clinical practicums.

Area(s) of Expertise

Communication Skills, Gender-Affirming Voice and Communication, Voice
Nathan Waller

Dr. Waller is a licensed speech-language pathologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders. A professionally trained singer and former chorus director, Dr. Waller is interested in the diagnoses and treatment of voice disorders in both singers and non-singers. Beyond working in the area of voice/airway disorders, he has a special interest in transgender and gender expansive voice/communication therapy. Dr. Waller provides instruction in voice pathology and physiology in the MS SLL program and coordinates the off campus school and clinical practicums.


  • SLPD, Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University
  • Clinical Fellowship – Bastian Voice Institute
  • MA, Speech-Language Pathology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • MM, Masters in Music (Voice), Appalachian State University
  • BM, Music Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


  • Voice Physiology and Pathology (CSD 493)
  • Advanced Studies in Voice Problems (CSD 493-2)
  • Externship: Public School Practicum (CSD 478)
  • Externship: Clinical Practicum (CSD 479)