A welcome message from the Chair of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Welcome to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology! Our Department is housed
on the first floor of the Health Sciences building, which we share with other departments
in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions and the College of Nursing.
Our Department boasts 3 dedicated classroom spaces, the USA Speech and Hearing Clinic,
and 10 independent faculty research labs. Faculty in our Department educate and mentor
students across all 4 of our academic programs, from undergraduate to graduate.
The mission of our Department centers around our most important stakeholders – the students of the University of South Alabama and the patients and clients from the Gulf Coast region who are served in the USA Speech and Hearing Center. These very important stakeholders are supported by expert, nationally and internationally recognized, full-time faculty who are directly involved in clinical education, academic instruction, and ongoing research with the purpose of informing best practice in speech-language pathology and audiology.
Our gradate programs in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) and Audiology (AuD) have maintained consistent accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology for over 40 years. This success is undoubtedly attributed to the outstanding faculty, talented students, and College and University support provided since the founding of the Department in 1967.
If you would like to speak with a current student ambassador or faculty member, please email our Department.
Elizabeth M. Adams, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions