Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups (Perspectives) is pleased to announce the selection of Monique Mills, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, as a new editor-in-chief of the publication. Dr. Mills will begin her term on January 1, 2023, succeeding Brenda Beverly, PhD.

Dr. Mills is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston. She also serves as the director of the Child Language Ability laboratory, which is currently generating knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and social resources that young African American English speakers draw upon to process and produce narrative language.

Dr. Mills’s Background

Dr. Mills has experience working with a variety of ASHA Journals, serving on the editorial board for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP) from 2017 to 2019 and the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR) since 2020. Last year, Dr. Mills served as a guest editor for a forum in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (LSHSS) titled “Serving African American English Speakers in Schools Through Interprofessional Education and Practice.”

Earning her master’s degree in speech and hearing sciences at The Ohio State University in 2004, Mills went on to earn her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. Dr. Mills’s work has more than 300 total citations, and she was named one of “1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America” in 2020.

About Perspectives

Perspectives publishes peer-reviewed research and scholarly articles that help bridge the gap between research and clinical practice in the discipline. Perspectives has four editors-in-chief serving 19 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Dr. Mills will oversee content from the following SIGs:

  • SIG 1: Language Learning and Education
  • SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders
  • SIG 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders
  • SIG 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • SIG 16: School-Based Issues

Published since 1991, Perspectives now publishes issues bimonthly. You can read thousands of articles in the Perspectives archive—or check out the latest from the scholarly review journal.

Dr. Monique Mills can be reached at She welcomes your input and suggestions on how Perspectives can best serve clinicians in the schools or those specializing in stuttering, craniofacial and velopharyngeal disorders, or AAC.