Meet the Board

Pamela R. Rollins, MS Ed.D., SLP


Pamela R Rollins, Professor, is a faculty member in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UTD/Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She obtained a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Boston University (1981), a Master’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983), and a Doctorate of Education from Harvard University (1994). Dr. Rollins has spent almost 40 years dedicated to understanding, identifying, and treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She was a four-time gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Council for Autism and PDD during the Perry administration, founding director of UTD/Callier Center, Early CLASS preschool of children with ASD, and the lead author on Robokind’s Robots4Autism social skills curriculum.

Dr Rollins’ early research focused on the critical evaluation of language measures and developing new communication tools that could be used with typical children and children with ASD. She uses these tools to define social and communication processes necessary for the acquisition of joint attention and social communication. Her current research is translational, evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of parent mediated early interventions for children diagnosed with or suspected of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).