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Susan E.  Fulton, PhD, CCC-A

Assistant Professor
Communication Disorders
(573) 651-2499 x2499

Office: Grauel 112J 

Curriculum Vitae

I strive to create learning opportunities that engage and develop interest in topics addressed in the classroom.

What area do you teach?

Hearing Disorders


Master of Science in Communicology
Concentration in Audiology
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Science and Disorders
Concentration in Audiology and Hearing Science
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Your philosophy of teaching:

I respect each student as a unique individual. I strive to create learning opportunities that engage and develop interest in topics addressed in the classroom. I try to create an open environment where questions are welcomed and dialog is encouraged.

Why did you decide to teach?

My vast experience in the field of audiology has given me knowledge and understanding regarding the human auditory system and related challenges. My desire is to help educate and motivate future clinicians.

Credentials/career path

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (1988-present)
Licensed Audiologist, State of Missouri (2017-present)
Licensed Audiologist, State of Florida Department of Health (1988-2020)
Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification (2016-present)
Graduate Online Teaching Academy, Southeast Missouri State University (2019)
OLC Online Teaching Certification (2017)

Professional Highlight

Grant: Fulton, S. Audiology Services at Southeast. Funding for Results Award. Southeast Missouri State University. $12940.00 awarded 2019.

Grant: Fulton, S. Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Speech-Language Clinic. Grants and Research Funding Committee, Southeast Missouri State University. $1754.00 awarded 2019.


Apple Teacher Designation (2020) College of Education, Health and Human Studies Award for Research and Professional Development (2019).

Organization with which you are involved

American Speech-Language Hearing Association Ad-Hoc Committee on Audiology Assistant Scope of Practice (2020-present)
Audiology Advisory Council
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Missouri Representative (2018-present)

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

Fulton, S.E., Crews, H., Peluso, A., O'Brien, J. (2017). Short term musical training and implications for auditory processing. Online Journal of Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 3(1), pages 21-31. Fulton, S.E, (2017). A simple simulated hearing test experience for undergraduate students. International Journal on Innovations in Online Education 1(2), 1-7.
Fulton, S.E., Lister, J.J. (2016). Marking time: The precise measurement of auditory gap detection across the lifespan. Proc. Mtgs. Acoust. 29. doi: 10.1121/2.0000466.
Fulton, S.E., Lister, J.J., Harrison, A.L., Edwards, J.D. Ross, A. (2015). Mechanisms of the hearing-cognition relationship. Seminars in Hearing 36(3), 140-149. ISSN: 0734-0451.

Best advice for students

Don't try to rush and finish college early. Don't learn "for the test". Enjoy the ride, make lifelong friends, gain experiences, and soak up all the knowledge you can while you are here.


Jayanti Ray, PhD
Interim Chair
Communication Disorders
Phone: (573) 651-2155
Office: Grauel 112F

Center for Speech and Hearing
402 N. Pacific
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701