Scott honored with Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

Dr. Lisa Scott
Lisa Scott, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Scott, director of clinical education in the School of Communication Science & Disorders, has won an FSU Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award.

“Dr. Scott is a great teacher, both in and out of the classroom, and this award is richly deserved,” said Dr. Kenn Apel, school director.

She was awarded an FSU Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching award in 2007, and she has been nominated repeatedly for the Excellence in Graduate Teaching award. She also received the FSU Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year award in 2007.

“I’m really honored to receive a Graduate Teaching Award because teaching is something I am very passionate about,” she said. “To know that my students and colleagues value my teaching is very humbling.”

Testimonials by her graduate students that were included in her nomination describe a dedicated teacher who is committed to her students:

  • “Dr. Scott is the type of instructor whom I would like to have all my classes taught by. She is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the subjects she teaches. Best of all, she has a great sense of humor and she will go above and beyond to help you with anything, which are important qualities for a professor to have.”
  • “Dr. Scott is a machine. No matter what life throws at her, she remains an accomplished mother, wife, teacher, supervisor, employee and friend.  She lets nothing get in her way and will put all aside to help those in need around her.  As an instructor and supervisor, she enlivens the class by providing anecdotes on her life and by sparking ideas in her students’ minds.”
  • “Dr. Scott is a very passionate professor and makes her classes personally relevant. I always felt like she truly cared about our growth in the profession as well as personally. She constantly gave personal examples from her career and life in order to illustrate her topic discussions, which really brought a personal, caring touch to her class.”

A graduate of the University of Nebraska’s special education and communication disorders program, Dr. Scott has conducted extensive research on stuttering and fluency disorders. She holds the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) and is licensed in Florida to practice speech language pathology.

Dr. Scott joined the faculty of what was then called the Department of Communication Disorders in 2002. In 2010, she was named director of clinical education, a position that includes directing all aspects of clinical education for 120 graduate students; overseeing accreditation and pre-certification standards, developing clinical programs; supervising the clinical educator team; and managing the staff and daily operations of the L.L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic.