Kim Murza, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, received her doctorate in Education: Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida, where she specialized in language and literacy with a focus on autism spectrum disorder. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in language and literacy, evidence-based practice, and phonetics. Dr. Murza has worked privately and in the public school system as a speech-language pathologist with children and adolescents in pre-school through high school and more recently with adults with autism spectrum disorder. She is currently the University of Northern Colorado Scottish Rite Program Director and a member of the Colorado Department of Education Speech-Language Advisory Council. Dr. Murza has participated in numerous research projects and co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations. She has been an invited author and presenter for several topics including social communication and engagement, adolescent language and literacy and the Common Core State Standards. Her main research area is the development, delivery, and evaluation of high-quality professional learning in the schools. Additional research interests include assessment and intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, systematic review and meta-analysis, strategic learning, inference generation, and disciplinary literacy.