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Professor of Communication Disorders


  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Speech and Hearing Science
  • M.S.P., Arkansas State University, Speech Pathology
  • B.S.E., Arkansas State University, Speech Pathology

Professional Credentials

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

Teaching Specialties

  • Normal Language Acquisition
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Language Disorders
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication

Research Interests

  • Language Disorders in Children
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Hippotherapy


  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Phi Kappa Phi


Dr. Neeley has been a faculty member at Arkansas State University since 1987 and has served the Department of Communication Disorders as a Program Director or Department Chair since 2001. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association in two different elected positions; Vice President for Governmental Affairs and Treasurer.

Dr. Neeley's research interests include the impact of toys on verbal language behaviors or children with disabilities and the use of animals (specifically horses) in the provision of therapy services to individuals with disabilities.

Richard A. Neeley

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3106
F: 870-972-3788


Building: Donald W. Reynolds Center for Health Sciences
Room: 211J

Office Hours

Spring 2017

M:  12:00 - 12:45 pm; 2:00 - 4:00 pm
T:    3:15 - 4:00 pm 
W:  12:00 - 12:45 pm; 2:00 - 4:00 pm
R:   3:15 - 4:00 pm 
F:   12:00 - 12:45 pm; 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Alternative Contact

Jameika Hearn
P: 870-972-3106