Nydia Bou

Sr Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence and Chair
Nydia Bou
Email Email nydia_bou@emerson.edu

For over 28 years, Nydia Bou has performed a variety of roles in higher education including teaching, administration, program development, assessment, accreditation, and grant writing. Within the Speech-Language Pathology field her areas of interest include Spanish phonetics and phonology, speech perception, and speech production analysis. At her former roles Nydia led various initiatives geared toward the recruitment, retention, 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, establishing, and overseeing curricular content that met the standards of accreditation of Speech-Language Pathology as well as of other health professions including Nutrition, Nursing, and Naturopathic Medicine. Her professional interests include higher education administration, program development, assessment, accreditation, and compliance.

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 Major Marathons and has completed a total of nine marathons so far. 


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

Areas of Expertise

  • Speech & Language Disorders