W. Matthew Gillispie, PhD, CCC-SLP

Research Centers - Speech-Language-Hearing
Clinical Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-0643
Haworth Hall
Room 2103
University of Kansas
1200 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Dr. Gillispie is a clinical associate professor and speech-language pathologist in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders and the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders. He is interested in preschool and school-age children with speech, language, and literacy disorders. He provides services and clinical education in the Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, as well as local schools. Dr. Gillispie is also interested in culturally-responsive services, especially to children and families from Native American communities. Dr. Gillispie is also an affiliate faculty member of KU's Indigenous Studies Program.

Education

Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Kansas

M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Arizona

Bachelor of General Studies (BGS), Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders Psychology, University of Kansas

Teaching

Dr. Gillispie spends most of his work day providing clinical education to undergraduate and first-year graduate students enrolled in clinical practicum (SPLH 672, 862, 864). It's an opportunity for him to share his clinical expertise and passion with future speech-language pathologists. Dr. Gillispie is also project director for a personnel preparation grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education: Office of Special Education Programs. Culturally Responsive Early Literacy Instruction: American Indian/Alaska Native is a 6-year grant (2014-2019) supporting speech-language pathology graduate students interested in working with Native American communities. In the classroom, Dr. Gillispie enjoys teaching SPLH 888/889: Multicultural Issues in Speech-Language-Hearing and a summer seminar, SPLH 764: Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction. Last, he also works with undergraduate and graduate students completing independent studies and research projects in topics related to his interests and expertise.

Teaching Interests

  • Speech-language pathology
  • Communication disorders
  • Communication sciences
  • Language disorders
  • Literacy disorders
  • Native American
  • American Indian

Research

Dr. Gillispie's clinical and research interests include the assessment and intervention of preschool and school-age children with speech, language, and literacy disorders. He is also interested in assessment and intervention considerations when working with Native American children. Dr. Gillispie is the Project Director for Culturally-Responsive Early Literacy Instruction: American Indian/Alaskan Native (CRELI: AI/AN), a personnel preparation grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education: Office of Special Education Programs. The grant recruits and supports graduate-level scholars interested in working with Native American communities. The grant staff and scholars partner with Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Early Childhood Center, and the Little Nations Academic Center at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Research Interests

  • Speech-language pathology
  • Communication disorders
  • Communication sciences
  • Language disorders
  • Literacy disorders
  • Native American
  • American Indian

Service

Dr. Gillispie is active in multicultural issues and considerations within speech-language pathology as well as in higher education. Dr. Gillispie has been a member of the Native Faculty and Staff Council at KU since 2010, and is a former president of the council. He has also served on the University's Diversity Council, KU-Haskell Advisory Committee, the Provost's Diversity Equity & Inclusion Workgroup, and KU's Diversity Scholars program. He is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Native American Caucus, and served as member to ASHA's Multicultural Issues Board from 2013 to 2015.

Selected Publications


News and events

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.

SPLH/IPCD Graduation Ceremony Information Page, May 18, 2019

STUDENTS (Bridget Rennard and Anna Schaue) TO PRESENT AT KANSAS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY AT THE CAPITOL

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

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

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

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