Nydia Bou joins Emerson as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence. She will be teaching in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. During the past 24 years she has performed a variety of roles in higher education including teaching, research, administration, new program development, academic accreditation, and grant writing. Within the Speech-Language Pathology field her areas of interest include Spanish phonology, speech perception, phonological analysis, and the development of treatment protocols. At her previous university Nydia led various initiatives geared toward student support and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. In her leadership positions as Dean of the School of Health Sciences and ultimately as Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, she had the opportunity of developing and establishing curricular content for the Speech-Language Pathology program as well as of other health professions like Nutrition, Nursing, and Naturopathic Medicine.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Nydia is fluent both in English and Spanish. Outside of work she enjoys running. She is currently in the quest of completing the world's Major Marathons. 


  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Since 2020


Professional Training, Ana G Mendez Virtual University
Professional Training, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.A., University of Puerto Rico
M.S., University of Puerto Rico
Ed.D., Interamerican University