Clinical Faculty


Gorajec, Kelli, M.A., CCC-SLP

Assistant Instructor

Phone: 813.974.6586
Office: PCD 3002

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Kelli Gorajec, MA, CCC-SLP joined the USF Communication Sciences and Disorders department as a full-time clinical instructor in the Fall of 2019.  She obtained her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Central Michigan University in May of 2011.  She has vast experience in evidenced-based practice evaluating and treating a variety of medical diagnoses in the young adult to geriatric population in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy settings.  Her areas of clinical specialty include adult neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia, with a primary interest traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s Disease and ALS.  She also holds specialty certification in SPEAK OUT!, the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment – LOUD, and McNeill Dysphagia Therapy programs.  She is the primary SLP leading USF’s SPEAK OUT! Therapy & Research Center for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and related movement disorders.  She enjoys sharing a passion for the field of Speech-Language Pathology with her students and aims to increase access to the highest quality of care for all clients. 

Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology Central Michigan University 2011
Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication Disorders Central Michigan University 2008


  • SPA6505 | Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (voice, fluency & Neurogenics)
  • SPA6505 | Practicum: Clinic III SLP (Voice, Fluency & Neurogenics)
  • SPA6505 | Practicum: Clinic II SLP (Voice, Fluency & Neurogenics)

Recent Scholarly Activity 

  • Awarded the SPEAK OUT! Therapy and Research Center grant for the state of Florida from the Parkinson’s Voice Project in Spring 2023.


  • Presenting Author (Ahmed, M., Crain, C., Glass, E., Gorajec, K., Gutierrez, E., Mikkelson, N., Mock, S.) (2022, July). Living your Legacy: Embracing Student Diversity through Clinical Education. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, St. Petersburg, FL., Friday, July 15, 2022 (9:00am – 10:00am; one-hour in person seminar). 


  • Presenting Author (Anthony, T., Gorajec, K., Mikkelson, N.) (2021, November). Session 1533: From point A to Gen Z: Uniting Perspectives and Discovering Solutions for Effective Clinical Instruction. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Washington D.C., Saturday, November 20, 2021 (8:00am – 9:00am; one-hour in person seminar).