Frank Boutsen



Department of Communication Disorders



Dr. Boutsen received a Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Louvain, Belgium. Dr. Boutsen obtained his Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from Southern Illinois University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Before comming to New Mexico State University in 2020, Dr. Boutsen was a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.


Research Interests

Dr. Boutsen's research interests include Prosody, Speech Science, and Motor Speech Disorders.


Recent Publications

Boutsen, F., Park, E., Dvorak, J., Cid, C. (2018) Prosodic improvement in persons with Parkinson’s disease receiving "SPEAK-OUT!®". Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. 70, 51-58.

Boutsen, F., and Dvorak, J. (2017) Prosody and motor speech disorders: A retrospective review of a merger that seems imminent. Lingua, 199, 50-59.

Boutsen, F., Dvorak, J.D., Pulusu, V.K., & Ross, E.D. (2017). Altered saccadic targets when processinng facial expressions under different attentional and stimulus conditions. Vision Research, 113, 150-160.

Boutsen, F., Dvorak, J.D., & Deweber, D.D. (2017). Prosody and spoken word recognition in early and late Spanish-English bilinguals. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 712-24.


Selected Recognitions & Service

Editorial Board member

2020 - Present, Chronic Diseases International

2017 - Present, Journal of Speech Pathology & Therapy

1997 - Present, Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders

1991 - Present, Journal of Fluency Disorders


Academic Background

Ph.D. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Southern Illinois University

M.A. Speech Language Pathology, University of Louvain, Belgium

M.A. Psychology, University of Ghent, Belgium