Lizbeth Curme Stevens
Professor (Speech-Language Pathology Program)
- Ph.D. Wayne State University
- M.S. University of Michigan
- B.A. University of Michigan
Interests and Expertise
Lizbeth Stevens, professor, is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Michigan teaching certificate, and license to practice as an SLP in Michigan. She teaches neuroanatomy and courses primarily in the areas of child language disorders and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). The graduate course on AAC, SPSI 622, includes a service learning component that supports services to individuals with complex communication needs in the larger community. Dr. Stevens has presented and published on service learning and AAC at the state, national, and international levels.
Over the years, Dr. Stevens has held numerous leadership positions at the county, state, and national levels including president of the Michigan-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2005), first president (2006-2007) and founder of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, and president of the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP) of speech-language hearing associations (2008). In addition, she served on the Legislative Council and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Stevens was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to the first Michigan Licensure Board for Speech-language pathology and served from 2009 through 2012. She currently serves as a reviewer for Perspectives On Issues in Higher Education and has been a reviewer for Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Education (2009-2013). Dr. Stevens was appointed in 2011 as a Site Visitor for the Council of Academic Programs (CAA) of ASHA and reviews speech-language pathology graduate programs for accreditation.
Kraai, R.V. and Stevens, L.C. (2013). Speech and Language Disorders. In P. Smith (Ed.) Disability and Diversity: An introduction (pp. 63-69). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt
Vermilya, S. & Stevens, L. C. (2012). A Guide for Enhancing Patient and Caregiver Communication. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 21 (2), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Division 12, 32-36.
Stevens, L.C. (2011). Chapter 2: Language Acquisition. In R.B. Hoodin (Ed.) Intervention in Child Language Disorders: A comprehensive Handbook. Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Stevens, L.C. (2011). Chapter 7: Augmentative/Alternative Communication. In R.B. Hoodin (Ed.) Intervention in Child Language Disorders: A comprehensive Handbook. Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Stevens, L. C. (2009). Understanding how students learn: Preparing students to become professionals. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, 12 (no. 1), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Division 10. 16-23.
Stevens, L.C. (2007). Journey to professional competency in speech-language pathology. In J. L. Bernstein (Ed.). Toward Transformation: EMU Faculty Journey into the scholarship of Teaching and Learning (pp. 35-50). Ypsilanti, MI: Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center, Eastern Michigan University. http://commons.emich.edu/sotl/vol1/iss1/
Stevens, L., Naber, K., Krefft, K., Grant, K., Miller, C., (2013). “Academic Service Learning in AAC: The Student Perspective,” Panel Presentation, November 14, 2013, at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual conference, Chicago.
Stevens, L., Cupples, W., & Howard, E. (2012). “Simulation: A Teaching Tool in CSD,” Panel Presentation, November 16, 2012, at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual conference, Atlanta.
Stevens, L., Bardach, L., Cummings, M. R., “Supporting AAC through academic service-learning: University and community partnerships.” International Society for Augmentative/Alternative Communication (ISAAC) Biennial Conference, July 30, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA.
Stevens, L., Lee, L., Bardach, L., Cummings, M. R., Bennett, J., & Gustin, K. “Academic Service-Learning: Unique perspectives from students, community partners, & faculty.” American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, November 19, 2011, San Diego, CA.
Vermilya, S. & Stevens, L. “A Tool for Enhancing Patient/Caregiver Communication,” Poster session, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, November 20, 2010, Philadelphia, PA.
Stevens, L.C. “How SOTL impacted my teaching in Communication Sciences & Disorders,” SOTL Academy, May 17, 2010, Ypsilanti, MI.
- SPSI 555 Neuroanatomy
- SPSI 618 Language disorders in school-age children
- SPSI 622 Augmentative/Alternative Communication
- SPSI 680 School Internships
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Licensures and Certifications
- Eastern Michigan University: Dale Rice Award for Academic Innovation in AS-L and Community Engagement, 2011
- Dean’s Award: Outstand Service; Eastern Michigan University,
College of Education, 2008
- Honors, Michigan Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2008
- Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2007