Who We Are & Where We Are Headed

Tina Smith, Ph.D., Chair

Welcome to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the College of Health Sciences at Tennessee State University, located on the Avon Williams Campus in downtown Nashville, TN .  The Department offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Master of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  In addition, the Department offers clinical services to the community through the Tennessee State University's Speech and Language Clinic and the Audiology Testing and Research Clinic.

Mission Statement

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Tennessee State University is committed to providing a comprehensive program of academic and clinical instruction across the life span, leading to an applied knowledge of the complex processes underlying human communication.  The faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a strong educational environment which facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and skills, encourages, intellectual curiosity, engenders awareness of issues in culturally diverse populations and promotes responsible ethical behavior.  The curriculum, consistent with the stated missions of both the University, and the College of Health Sciences, is professionally based, preparing its graduates to provide the highest quality assessment and treatment of communication disorders.

Strategic Plan

Faculty and Staff within the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology have established a set of long term strategic goals and objectives.  Our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan outlines these goals and action steps.  

Faculty And Staff

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Tennessee State University has nine full-time faculty, two full-time clinical instructional staff, office personnel and adjunct faculty.  The departmental faculty is a professional college, and our faculty members have advanced degrees, experience in the areas they teach, and a dedication to nurturing your knowledge, skills, and professionalism.

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