Dr. Shameka Stewart is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Juvenile Forensic Speech-Language Pathologist (R). Dr. Stewart is also a special education advocate trained by the Wright's Law training center. Dr. Stewart’s clinical and scholarly work specializes in Juvenile Forensics, Law Enforcement Interaction with youth with CD, child language disorders and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Her primary research focuses on the confluence and impact of cognitive and communication disorders on the school-to-confinement pipeline, status offenses, involvement with the criminal justice system, law enforcement interaction, and criminal recidivism in youth placed at-risk for delinquency and crime (especially black and brown youth from under-resourced areas). Dr. Stewart is also a clinically certified and licensed Speech-language Pathologist (SLP) and is licensed to practice in Maryland, Washington, D.C, and many other states. Through her work, Dr. Stewart has created cutting-edge social justice and juvenile justice specialty courses for graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) students, nationally known training programs for law enforcement and legal counsel, and national and international continuing education (CE) workshops and training for licensed SLP clinicians, students, and families of children with special needs.