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Grauel 112

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 the 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 Missouri and North Carolina

Organizations 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!

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.

Dr. Samantha Washington, Assistant Professor