Dr. Edgar obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University, Master of Arts at the University of Kansas and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She also completed post-doctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health in the Voice and Speech Section.
Truman welcomed Julia Edgar, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, as a full time assistant professor in communication disorders starting fall semester, 2012.
Dr. Edgar teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including courses in professional voice, voice disorders, dysphagia, neurogenic motor speech disorders, and culminating experiences. She also co-teaches courses in speech science, and research methodology. Dr. Edgar supervises primarily voice and neurogenic disorders cases in the Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Dr. Edgar has worked in a variety of clinical settings including free-standing rehabilitation hospitals, acute care hospitals, otolaryngology clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. She has held faculty positions at Louisiana State University and Arizona State University.