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Samantha Washington, Ed.D

Assistant Professor
Communication Disorders

swashington@semo.edu
573-986-2488


I want students to value their own ability to think critically, and I encourage them to use novel ways to demonstrate their competency in providing services.

What area do you teach?

Multicultural Issues in CSD, Craniofacial Anomalies and Resonance Disorders, Clinical Practicum

Education/Degree(s)

Doctorate of Education, Special Education - Walden University, 2018
Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology- University of Central Missouri, 2008
Bachelor of Science, Speech Language Pathology, Minor-Psychology - University of Central Missouri, 2006

Your philosophy of teaching:

I want students to value their own ability to think critically, and I encourage them to use novel ways to demonstrate their competency in providing services. I believe students should have an active role in their academic career and I am happy to help them apply the content and concepts into their clinical practice.

Why did you decide to teach?

I decided to teach because I have a wide range of experiences that would allow me to guide and prepare students for these same range of experiences as practitioners in the field of speech language pathology. I also have a desire to conduct research that will not only contribute to the literature, but also close some of the gaps in the literature. I look forward to facilitating student’s learning and development in the area of research as well.

Credentials/career path

Certificate of Clinical Competency -ASHA
State License to practice Speech Language Pathology in MO and NC

Organization with which you are involved

Missouri Speech Language Hearing Association
National Federation of the Blind

Best advice for students

Maya Angelou says it best, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Let this be your mission as well!

Contact

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

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