Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic Director

Assistant Professor

  • Office: Davis Hall, 264
  • Email: eclark@iup.edu
  • Office Phone: 724-357-5684


  • BS - Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2008, Speech-Language Pathology
  • MS - Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010, Speech-Language Pathology

Teaching Areas


  • SPLP 311 Aural Rehabilitation
  • SPLP 342 Neuroscience of Communication Disorders


  • SPLP 614 Swallowing Disorders
  • SPLP 661 Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • SPLP 663 Hearing Clinic
  • SPLP 664 Simulation Clinic
  • SPLP 632 Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • SPLP 643 Counseling for Communication Disorders
  • SPLP 616 Fluency and Motor Speech Disorders

Memberships and Professional Interests


  • Administration and Supervision (Member, ASHA Special Interest Group #11)
  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders (Member, ASHA Special Interest Group #2)
  • Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association (PSHA)
  • International Association of Healthcare Professionals
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association (SWPSHA)
  • Pennsylvania State Council for Exception Children Board of Directors

Professional Interests

  • Dysphagia
  • Brain injury
  • Dementia
  • Adult aphasia
  • Effect of hearing loss on childhood speech and language development
  • IRB Approved Research Project: SLP Graduate Students' Perceptions of Stress and Clinical Self-Efficacy as Related to Simulation Training

Professional Certifications

  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Compentence in Speech-Language Pathology - 2011
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, License in Speech-Language Pathology - 2011
  • Certified VitalStim Provider - 2013

Selected Publications or Presentations


Clark, E. & Lombard, L. (2020). Developing an acute care simulation lab and practicum. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 4(3), 1-25.

Research and Grant Activity

Investigator (2020). IRB for Research Project: Relationship between simulation training on internship outcomes.

Co-Investigator (2019). Use of Forum Theatre as an innovative approach to improve learner outcomes in interprofessional healthcare simulations.

Recipient. (2019). ACPAC Grant ($1,947). Utilizing Computer-Based Simulation Learning Experiences to Augment Mannequin and Simulated Patient Experiences.

Recipient. (2019). Center for Teaching Excelling Reflective Practice Teaching Circle Mini-Grant ($500) Improving Simulation-Based Learning at IUP through Expert Feedback.

Investigator (2017). IRB approval for Research Project: Speech-Language Pathology graduate students' perception of stress and clinical self-efficacy as related to simulation training.

National Presentations

Clark, E., Hsiao, P., Boothby, J., Desoto-Jackson, R., Clark, N., & Lombard, L. (2021). Satisfaction differences between live and virtual simulation experiences in interprofessional education. Poster at CAPCSD Annual Convention (virtual).

Clark, E., (May 2020). Build a Simulation Lab on a Budget & Construct Scaffolded Professional Training Modules. Invited to present at the Laerdal Simulation User Network (SUN) Conference, Indiana, PA.

Clark, E., Shaaban, R., Lombard, L., & Hsiao, P. (2019). Build a simulation lab and develop a scaffolded acute care practicum course. Seminar presented at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders National Conference, San Diego, CA. 2-hour Presentation (15% acceptance rate)

Clark, E., Okopal, E., Antus, M. & Lombard, L. (2018). Build a simulation lab on a budget. Poster presentation. ASHA Convention, Boston.

State Presentations

Carlino, N., Clark, E., Lake, S., Villella, A., & Wright, A. (June 2021). The Times They are A-Changin’: Clinical Supervision in a Teletherapy Environment. Invited plenary session of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, virtual conference.

Clark, E. (April 2020). The Impact of Acute Care Simulation Training on Student Outcomes Poster to be presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Clark, E. (2019). Building a Simulation Lab on a Budget. Poster presentation presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Lancaster, PA.

Clark, E. (2018). You're about to Graduate - Now What?! Preparing for your CFE. Seminar presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Clark, E. (2011). School's Out - Now About that Clinical Fellowship. Poster presentation presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Local Presentations

Clark, E. (2018). Collaboration: A Framework for Working with Children with Hearing Loss. Invited presentation for Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, Ebensburg, PA.