Julie H. Gatts, M.A.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Speech-Language-Hearing
Clinical Assistant Professor
M.A., Speech Pathology, University of Kansas
Primary office:
Haworth Hall
Room 2101D
University of Kansas
1200 Sunnyside Avenue, 2101 Haworth Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045


Julie Gatts is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas. She has taught courses at the University of Kansas and at Fort Hays State University. She has been a clinical educator since 1996 focusing in the area of acquired disorders, primarily with adults. Teaching has focused on clinical processes at the undergraduate level and on cognitive communication and language disorders along with professional issues at the graduate level.


M.A., Speech Pathology, University of Kansas

B.G.S, Speech and Drama, University of Kansas


I believe teaching should engage students to a level where they are inspired to seek out more information about the topic. Projects and assignments that allow the student to demonstrate how they can apply the information presented in readings, lectures, and discussion are a focus.

Teaching Interests

  • Applied
  • Collaborative
  • Discussion
  • Empower
  • Share
  • Engage

Selected Presentations

Gatts, J. Leatherman, E. Brill, S. & Caulfield, M. . (11/09/2017). Visual Supports and Aphasia: An Approach to Improving Conversation Group Outcomes. American Speech and Hearing Association 2017 Conference. Los Angeles, CA

Gatts, J. Leatherman, E. Brill, S. & Caulfield, M. . (09/22/2017). Visual Supports and Aphasia: An Approach to Improving Conversation Group Outcomes. Kansas Speech and Hearing Association 2017 Convention. Overland Park, Kansas

News and events

Dr. Holly Storkel leads a research project aimed at developing effective interventions for kids with DLD called KAW Story. The project just earned a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to continue research with 60 Kansas kindergarteners across several school districts.

SPLH/IPCD Graduation Information Page, May 12, 2018

SPLH Professor, Holly Storkel, has been selected as Associate Dean for Academic Innovation & Student Success

SPLH Acting Chair, Nancy Brady, has been promoted to Professor by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod - Chancellor announces faculty awarded promotion and tenure for 2018

Three students received Undergraduate Research Awards for SPLH projects in the Spring 2018 semester!  Congratulations to Grace Carlson (mentored by Navin Viswanathan), Beth Fentress (mentored by Holly Storkel) and Bri Marsh (mentored by Jon Brumberg).

Ana PaulMumy's TEDxKU talk- Placing Value on Human Imperfection

Holly Storkel and Navin Viswanathan receive Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator Awards in 2017

McKenzie Butcher is one of 13 students to receive Undergraduate Research Awards in fall 2017

Kate DeJarnette, a student in KU’s speech-language pathology program, walks us through why she chose to study augmentative and alternative communication.

Explore a degree in audiology or speech-language pathology at the University of Kansas

"The Impact of Parenting on Fragile X Syndrome" in "Research Features", UK online science magazine, featuring research by Steven F. Warren and Nancy C.Brady

KU to present University Scholarly Achievement Award to Nancy Brady on April 10, 2017

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