Suzanne Thompson Stanton - The University of Tulsa
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Suzanne Thompson Stanton

Chair of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Chapman Clinical Associate Professor of Speech


Suzanne Thompson Stanton, Ed.D., is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She specializes in the treatment of adults with acquired communication disorders. Her research is in the areas of acquired alexia treatment, dysphagia, ethical practice and student recruitment. Her clinical experience includes providing services to children and adults in a variety of settings including rehab, outpatient, and long-term acute care hospital settings, schools, and a university clinic setting. Stanton is the coordinator for the Tulsa Aphasia Group, an aphasia community support group. She served as president and vice-president for the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and on the State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.

Awards and Honors

  • Chair, Oklahoma State Licensure Board for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists,
    appointed by Governor Mary Fallin
  • Invited representative for the State of Oklahoma to the Council on State Governments Compact
    Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, Tulsa, OK
  • Nominee, Outstanding Teaching Award, Oxley College of Health Sciences
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education


  • Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
    • Dissertation: “Recruitment of Diverse Students in Speech-Language Pathology Programs”
  • M.A., Oklahoma State University
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • LSVT trained
  • Ethical practice of speech-language pathologists
  • Recruitment of diverse students
  • Aphasia