"I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord." Psalm 40:1-3 ESV
Dr. Ana Paula G. Mumy serves as Director of the Speech-Language Pathology program and Associate Professor at East Texas Baptist University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to joining the ETBU community in 2023, she served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Language Acquisition Preschool at the University of Kansas, and as a speech-language pathologist and consultant for various school districts and private practices. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a Texas License in Speech-Language Pathology, and is a member of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
As a trilingual speech-language pathologist, Dr. Mumy’s scholarly interests and research have focused on early language and literacy, bilingual speech-language development, and bilingualism and stuttering. Her capstone research allowed her to return to her beloved home country of Brazil and focused on the lived experience of Brazilian adults who stutter. She received the 2022 Professional of the Year award from the National Stuttering Association for her initiatives and advocacy work in the stuttering community through the nonprofit organization, Spero Stuttering, Inc.
Dr. Mumy is passionate about educating, mentoring, and encouraging students as they seek to fulfill their calling in the field with humility, compassion, and service. On a personal note, she enjoys singing, writing, reading, serving in her local church, and traveling with her husband, Shawn, and two children.