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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admissions
Office of the Dean
751 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95207
Mailing - 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211

Larry Boles, PhD, CCC-SLP

Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Phone: 209.946.7490
Fax: 209.946.2647
Email: lboles@pacific.edu

Research Interest:

  • Aphasia Couples Therapy
  • Developing a measurement scale for confabulation


Larry Boles earned his bachelor of arts in English and master of science in communicative disorders from San Francisco State University. Dr. Boles had originally planned to be an English teacher; however, after attending graduate school, he took an interest in speech therapy. He later received his doctor of philosophy in 1995 in speech and hearing sciences from University of Arizona. Before coming to Pacific in September 2010, Dr. Boles taught speech therapy, especially acquired disorders such as aphasia, at University of Hawaii for four and a half years and Sacramento State University for 11 years. His current interests are bringing speech therapy to the territory of American Samoa and couples therapy for people with post-stroke aphasia.

Dr. Boles is a California native from Danville. He is married with two daughters whom he and his wife adopted from Taiwan. What he likes about Stockton is the weather. He also likes University of the Pacific for its beautiful campus, support staff, and great diversity of students. Dr. Boles' hobbies include growing and caring for bonsai trees, and playing and listening to blues guitar. He likes Asian food, especially Thai and Chinese cuisine. In the future, Dr. Boles hopes to learn Chinese.