Ronald L. Webster, PhD, is the founder and president of the award-winning Hollins Communications Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, where he developed the Precision Fluency Shaping Program, the Hollins Fluency System, and the Hollins Fluency System II. He holds US patents on the Voice Monitor and the Fluency Master, devices that help stutterers by modifying how the voice is heard. He has a BA from the University of Maine and an MA and PhD from Louisiana State University and is a licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association and Sigma Xi. He has written dozens of articles and book chapters on stuttering for specialized scientific publications, and he lectures internationally on stuttering while also serving as a consultant, guest lecturer, and researcher. His therapy programs have been featured in publications and broadcast programs such as the New York Times, Scientific American, NBC's Today show, and ABC's Good Morning America and 20/20.