Susan S. Johnston
Susan S. Johnston, PhD, SLP is a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Utah and is the program area coordinator for Early Childhood Special Education. She has been with the University of Utah since 1997. She received her MA and Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. As a speech-language pathologist, she worked in early intervention, preschool special education, and elementary school settings. Prior to coming to Utah, Dr. Johnston was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. Dr. Johnston's research and teaching focuses on evidence-based strategies and supports for individuals with complex communication needs, and she is first author on a book titled, AAC Strategies for Individuals With Moderate to Severe Disabilities.