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Dr. June Graham-Bethea
June Graham-Bethea

Speech Pathology & AudiologyAssistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator and Acting ChairLewis Building803-536-8594

June Graham-Bethea

Dr. June Graham-Bethea is an assistant professor and acting chair in the Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology at South Carolina State University.


  • BA (1984) South Carolina State University
  • MA(1986) South Carolina State University
  • Ph.D. (2015) University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Dr. Graham-Bethea has worked as a college professor for more than 20 years in communication sciences and disorders.She joined SC State, her alma mater, in 2022.

Research Interests

  • Child Language Disorders
  • Language and Literacy Achievement
  • African American English
  • Stuttering in Women


  • SPA 320 Language Disorders
  • SPA 330 Articulation Disorders
  • SPA 594 Differential Diagnosis of the Non-Verbal Child


  • Graham-Bethea, J.  & Kamhi, A., (2019). The impact of African American English on Language Proficiency in Adolescent Speakers.  Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing, 14 (1), 97-115. ; 
  • Graham-Bethea, J. & Mayo, R. (2012). Perspective: A minority within a minority. The ASHA Leader, 17 (2), 20-21.

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