Ms. Erin Stauder, M.S., CCC-SLP
Erin Stauder, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a clinical faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Loyola University Maryland. She is also an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Group 10, Issues in Higher Education and recently wrote an article about her decision to go back to school to pursue a doctorate. You can read parts I and II of her article here.
What's your hometown?
Hunterdon County, NJ but spent a significant amount of time with family in Rhode Island
When did you realize your passion for speech-language pathology?
I knew I wanted a field that combined medicine and education. I was confident that I didn’t want to be a doctor or classroom teacher, but appreciated many things about both those fields. Being a SLP allows me access to both of those worlds. I entered Loyola as a speech-language pathology major and later added a special education minor. I graduated from Loyola with my Bachelor's in 2000 and Master's in 2002.
How have things changed since you were an undergrad/grad?
I recently had to explain to a graduate student what the Encyclopedia Brittanica was, and how I used to use such tools to write papers. The same student almost fainted when I told her that I had to actually go to the library to access journal articles and a computer lab to type papers.
How did you find your way to Loyola for your career?
Lisa Schoenbrodt, one of my professors during school, saw me walking down the street in Baltimore and told me to call her. She was on a Duck Tour at the time!
What do you love most about the field of SLP?
The fact that every day is different.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Running, swimming (new!), hiking with my kids and husband, trying new restaurants in Baltimore City while also trying to complete my PhD in Public Policy with a focus on educational policy.
I also enjoy reading, my favorite book is Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
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