Ronald L. Webster, Ph.D.

  • President and Founder, Hollins Communications Research Institute; Clinical Psychologist; National St

Contact me for National stuttering expert ​Dr. Ron Webster is president of Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI –, a nonprofit stuttering research and treatment center he founded in 1972. Dr. Webster is also a licensed clinical psychologist, professor of psychology (emeritus) at Hollins University, and international speaker on stuttering and speech-related topics..

Ronald L. Webster, Ph.D. is president of Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI –, a national research center he founded in 1972 to investigate stuttering and develop new treatment approaches.

Dr. Webster is also a licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Hollins University. He serves as an adviser on the application of learning principles to training, as well as a reviewer, featured speaker and researcher.

He trained clinicians from Israel, Holland, Canada, England, and China in the delivery of stuttering therapy. Dr. Webster consulted in the Middle East and Holland, and lectured in England, China, Belgium, and Canada. Based on the inherent, physical connection between hearing and speech, Dr. Webster also founded The Hearing Center at HCRI in 1992. This nonprofit center provides people with in-depth hearing assessments and technologically advanced hearing solutions to enhance their quality of life.

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