Jerry Hoepner, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He has 15 years of clinical experience and more than 10 years of teaching experience in the areas of acquired cognitive disorders, dysphagia, neurological aspects of communication, aphasia and related disorders, anatomy and physiology, research and speech and hearing science.


Dr. Hoepner’s research interests include self-assessment, video self-modeling, and coaching everyday partners of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and aphasia. He also researches teaching pedagogies and self-assessment in university students. Dr. Hoepner’s clinical interests include utilizing everyday routines to reduce demands on working memory and optimize executive functions. He is actively involved in community-based brain injury, aphasia groups and aphasia camp. In addition, Dr. Hoepner acts as a clinical supervisor and is active in student-faculty collaborative research projects.
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He received his bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University – Mankato in psychology and his master’s degree from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in communicative disorders. Dr. Hoepner completed his doctorate in communicative sciences and disorders at UW Madison with an emphasis in neurosciences and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Jerry Hoepner is an assistant professor and researcher at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Jerry Hoepner is on the board of directors for the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group.