Faculty Profiles

Susan Latham

Susan Latham

Associate Professor
Founding Director, MS in Speech Language Pathology
Department Chair
Speech Language Pathology
Autism Studies - Grad Studies
Speech Language Pathology - Grad Studies



PhD, Michigan State University
MA, Michigan State University
BA, Saint Mary’s College

Research Interests 

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Early language and literacy
  • Childhood communication disorders
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)

Courses Recently Taught 

  • ​CSD 220: Intro to communicative disorders
  • CSD 240: Phonetics
  • CSD 505: Early childhood language disorders

Professional Experience 

  • Over twenty years working as a certified (CCC-SLP) speech language pathologist in hospitals, schools, and home intervention programs
  • Worked as a clinical supervisor in a university clinic setting
  • Worked as an autism consultant serving children, families, and educators

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Latham, S. O., I .J. Stockman. "Effect of Augmented Sensorimotor Input on Learning Verbal and Nonverbal Tasks Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44 (2014): 1288-1302. DOI 10.1007/s10803-013-1990-9
  • "Engaging Families during Early Intervention:  Coaching Strategies that Make a Difference." Invited presentation to the Indiana Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN, 2014.

Professional Memberships 

American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Indiana Speech Language Hearing Association (ISHA)
Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association (MSHA)