Kari Comer

Kari Comer headshot
Clinical Supervisor
Room 201
Hall of Government
2115 G Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Accent Modification
  • Articulation
  • Autism
  • International Collaboration 
  • Language Development and Disorders

Kari Comer graduated with her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alabama. She has a range of clinical experience and has worked in a variety of settings including home health, public schools, and hospitals. Kari has a strong interest in international collaboration and has worked in several capacities with organizations abroad.  

Kari is a member of the Washington, D.C. Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology through the Department of Health. Her responsibilities include setting and reviewing standards, investigating and resolving consumer complaints, and reviewing initial licensure and renewals of SLPs in Washington, D.C. She is also a board member of the DC Speech-Language-Hearing Association (DCSHA).

She is a recipient of the 2016 Ten Outstanding Young American awards. Kari lives in Washington, DC and enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and trying new restaurants in town.


M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

B.A., Communicative Disorders, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Certificate: Leadership Development, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Clinical Certificate of Competence in Speech Language Pathology

Compton P-ESL Accent Modification Method



Invited Presentations:

Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) in 2018

Presentation Title: Innovative Approaches to Successful Internships in Speech-Language Pathology

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, November, 2016; Philadelphia, PA

Presentation Title: ASHA-PAHO Collaboration: Guyana – Road toward Sustainability

Presenters: Kari Comer, Gloria Weddington, Erin Mercer, Pamela Wiley, Keisha Lindsay, Samantha Kleindienst, LaShundra Collins, Sulare Telford

Take2DC Annual Conference in 2016

Presentation Title: Speech and Language Development and Home Strategies


American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, November, 2015; Denver Colorado

Poster: Evaluating SLP Students’ Team Communication Skills During an Inter-professional Educational Exercise in the Health Sciences; Authors: Shelley Brundage, Kari Comer, Rachel Pittmann, Courtney Smith, Ellen Goldman

 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (CHEP) Annual Conference, February, 2016; Blacksburg, VA

Presentation Title: Developing, implementing, and assessing a successful Inter-Professional Education Experience Authors: Kari Comer, Shelley B. Brundage, Rachel Pittmann

 DC Speech and Hearing Association Annual (DCSHA) March, 2016; Washington, DC

Presentation Title: Using Standardized Patients to Prepare Students for Clinical Practicums Authors: Kari Comer, Sally Dudley

 International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), August, 2016; Dublin Ireland

Presentation Title: Globalization and Speech-Language Pathology: Addressing the needs and challenges of knowledge exchange and service delivery within the global community Authors: Kari Comer, Sylvia Campbell

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, November, 2016; Philadelphia, PA

Presentation Title: Short-term Summer Study Abroad (STSSA) Nepal—Maximizing Outcomes for Students and the Host Culture Authors: Kari Comer, Sylvia Campbell


Professional Activities

  • Member: American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Member: Special Interest Division 17, Global Issues in CSD (ASHA)
  • Member: District of Columbia Speech-Language Hearing Association (DCSHA)
  • Member: GWU Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Global Initiative
  • Member: GWU Interprofessional Education Committee
  • Member: Department of Health Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Outreach Coordinator: GWU Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department


Junior Chamber International: (one of the) Ten Outstanding Young Americans 2016

Classes Taught

SPHR 4119: Assessment and Modification of Communication Disorders

SPHR 6291: International Collaboration in Speech-Language Pathology, co-educator

Clinics Supervised

Accent Modification