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Northwestern School of Communication

Stacy Kaplan

Director, MS in Speech, Language, and Learning and Doctor of Speech Language Pathology; Clinical Professor
Stacy Kaplan

Stacy Kaplan is passionate about clinician education and development. The mission of her scholarship is to contribute to the development of creative, compassionate clinicians who think critically and scientifically. Broadly speaking, the goal of her work is the employment of data to inform decisions regarding admissions, advising, student intervention, curricular development, teaching, and supervision.

Stacy has been directing programs in higher education since 2000 and currently directs both the master's and clinical doctorate degree programs in speech-language pathology (MS SLL and SLPD). Prior to her work in academia, Kaplan was an acute care SLP at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and Methodist Hospital in Gary, Ind.


  • PhD, Speech Language Pathology, Northwestern University
  • MS, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona
  • BS, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona