Ashley E. Arnold

Undergraduate Advisor
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I became an advisor because…
I became an advisor because I love helping people. Advising gives me the opportunity to guide students into paths that suit their interests. Advisors are the tour guides of education and I look forward to being able to assist students in finding their passion and enjoying their collegiate career here at KU.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Growing up, I wanted to be a teacher, then a flight attendant, then a pilot, then a writer/editor, then a geneticist and then back to being a teacher. I had (and still do) so many interests that it is difficult to narrow down one set path, but choosing to pursue a career as an advisor will let me help students achieve their “when I grow up” goals and I am greatly looking forward to that.

Advice to college students:
My advice to college students is: explore, explore, explore, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. The only way you will find out what you like or don’t, and what you can see yourself doing every day is through exploration. Use your first year to try out the classes that peak your interest, and while doing so, ask questions. Ask your professors how they came to choose the field, what jobs they’ve had, and what advice they would give to you. Your advisors, professors, and peers are here to help you succeed both academically and professionally so do not be afraid to ask questions, 9 times out of 10, someone else has the same question.

What is at the top of your bucket list?
This is a tough one, but I would have to say that traveling is at the top of my bucket list. I love visiting new places and trying new things, so if I could one day just travel all the time, that would be a dream come true. (That and eat all kinds of new, fun, and delicious food!)

Favorite quote(s):
“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs
“Remember who you are”
“Not all who wander are lost”

My favorite book, movie, show, music is…
I am a big reader, but if I had to choose a favorite book, I would choose 1984 by George Orwell. Similar to books, I really enjoy movies, but if I had to choose one, I would choose a movie series: The Transformers series! My favorite show would be Madam Secretary, Designated Survivor, Friends, or Full House. I could watch any of them and still feel like it was the first time I watched the show. My favorite music: I don’t have a favorite. I listen to most genres, but alternative rock, 80s rock, EDM, pop, and country are at the top.

News and events

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders 2020 Graduate Commemoration link to go live May 30, 2020 @1:00 PM

Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders 2020 Graduate Commemoration link to go live May 30, 2020 @1:00 PM

MA student Alondra Del Real received an honorable mention for Therapy Insight's Essay Contest. Her essay was titled "The Lack of Diversity in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology." 

Emily Sonsthagen presented a Poster in the 23rd Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 25, 2020

Emily Sonsthagen received an Outstanding Presentation Award!

Suma Suswaram to be awarded the KU Tradition of Excellence Award on Saturday, April 18, 2020

SPLH UG students selected as University Scholars: Sophie Moore and Michaela Russ 

SPLH/IPCD Graduation Ceremony Information Page, May 16, 2020

In person Graduation Recognition Ceremony 2020 is cancelled due to Covid 19.  Two virtual ceremony Power Point Movies are in progress.  Completion to be announced.

Suma Suswaram is International Leader of the week (2/24/2020).  Congrats Suma!

News from Ana Paula G. Mumy, M.S., CCC-SLP February 2020

KU Student Equity & Inclusion WorkgroupKU Student Equity & Inclusion Workgroup Fall 2019 Newsletter

CoKU Student Equity & Inclusion Workgroupngratulations to our December 2019 Graduates: Elyse T. Adame, Gabriella A. Araiza, Hannah Grace Harrison, Ezra S. Kaiser, Romaric A. Keuwo, Rebecca Grace McGuinness, Margaret Ann Olson, Allison G. Peterka, Hally Allena Ricklefs, Carrie Michelle Riseling, Gabrielle K. Rosenwald, Lindsay Nicole Thomas.

Ana Paula G. Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP (center) was recently an invited speaker at the Brazilian Stuttering Association “AbraGagueira” conference. She is pictured with its current president (left) and its founder/director (right).  A large group attended the documentary film showing, "When I Stutter", which is the film Ana Paula translated with the AbraGagueira founder.

Corinne Walker, a Ph.D. student in SPLH received the 2019 ASHA foundation Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development

SPLH student Haleyanna Schippers- one of 10 undergraduate students to receive undergraduate research awards this fall.

Bridget Rennard is featured on page 18 of KU Giving magazine's Fall 2019 edition.

SPLH student Bridget Rennard is one of 7 KU students, graduates to win Fulbright awards 

Steven F. Warren, Ph.D. has been named the 2019 Distinguished Alumni by the Applied Behavioral Sciences department.

IPCD students, Ivarene Hurtado (MA-SLP) and Suma Suswaram (PhD), have been selected for ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) Class of 2019

Joshuaa Allison-Burbank is recognized by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development: as a 2019 Native American 40 under 40 award recipient.

Ana Paula Mumy along with Brazilian SLP Daniela Zackiewicz just completed translation of the film, "When I Stutter" in Portuguese, and it will be debuted at the "Abra Gagueira" conference this October, which is the Brazilian association for persons who stutter.  Ana Paula is an invited speaker at the conference and will be hosting the very first screening of the film in Portuguese!

Bachelor’s Degrees in American Sign Language & Deaf Studies, KU Edwards Campus

Congratulations to Russell Johnston, Ph.D., Kristen Muller, Ph.D., and Kevin Pitt, Ph.D. for successfulling defending their dissertations this summer! 

Congratulations to Tiffany P. Hogan, Speech Language Pathology PhD alum, ASHA Fellowship of the Assiciation 2019 Award recipient.

Suzanne Adlof, one of our Speech Language Pathology MA/PhD alums now in South Carolina, received the presidential early career award in science/engineering.

Congratulations to Mindy Bridges, Assistant Professor, on receiving the School of Health Professions (SHP) Research Grant for her proposal: The Development of Language-Intensive Professional Development Modules for Prekindergarten Teachers.

Abby Enneking, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be 1 of 2 students from Kansas to receive the Sertoma International Award.

Frank Kim, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be the recipient of the SHP Dean's Diversity Scholarship.

Nancy Brady recently participated in the First Summit Forum of China Higher Education of Speech Language Pathology at East China Normal University in Shanghai China. Dr. Brady is pictured with Dr. Qiaoyun Liu, the department head and associate Dean at East Normal. Dr. Liu was a visiting scholar at KU in 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a consensus for curriculum in Speech Language Pathology in China.


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.

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