Academic Faculty

Jane Smart

Smart, Jane, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Phone: 813.396.9984
Office: PCD 4021E

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Jane Smart, PhD, CCC-SLP joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as an adjunct instructor in 2017, and as a full-time instructor in 2018. Dr. Smart’s research and teaching interests include speech perception, pediatric aural and language habilitation, phonology, vocabulary acquisition, and Cued Speech. Her pedagogical focus integrates experiential and interactive learning opportunities with course content to foster student engagement and application of their knowledge, and to prepare future clinicians to work with diverse populations and support their communication needs. Dr. Smart has clinical experience with children in early intervention, private practice, and school-based environments. She has provided mentorship and supervision for Speech-Language Pathology graduate students, served as Interim SLP Clinic Director, and mentors undergraduate students in their work with USF’s International Teaching Assistants. Dr. Smart is a certified beginning instructor of Cued Speech. She teaches workshops and participates in cueing-related community outreach through her work with USF’s Cued Speech Initiative.

Ph.D, Communication Sciences and Disorders University of South Florida 2019
M.S, Speech Language Pathology University of South Florida 2007
B.A, Communication Sciences and Disorders University of South Florida 2005


  • SPA 6559 | Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • SPA 6320 | Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan
  • SPA 6324 | Aural Rehabilitation: Children
  • SPA 6505 | Language Phonology Diagnostic Practicum
  • SPA 6505 | Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • SPA 5204 | Advanced Clinical Phonology
  • SPA 6805 | Research Processes in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • SPA 6571 | Ethical Practical Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • SPA 4901 | Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • SPA 4321 | Introduction to Audiologic Rehabilitation
  • SPA 3112 | Applied Phonetics in Communication Disorders
  • SPA 3101 | Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • SPA 3011 | Introduction to Speech Science
  • INT 4490 | Cued Speech
  • IDH 4970 | Honor’s Thesis


Recent Scholarly Activity

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2023
  • Exploring Teaching and Learning, 2022, 2023
  • Teaching Language Science Conference, 2023