DepartmentDepartment of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ed.D. Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A. California State University, Fullerton
  • B.A. Biola University

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Suzanne Welty, who earned the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Teaching and Learning from Azusa Pacific University, joins the Communication Sciences and Disorders department after serving as adjunct faculty for four years. She has been employed for over two decades in the public schools as a speech language pathologist and special education teacher. Welty has specialized in diagnosing and remediating communication, behavioral and social challenges of individuals diagnosed with Autism and other developmental disabilities. She counts it a privilege to equip her students to become competent and compassionate speech and language pathologists.

One of Welty's deepest joys is helping those with special needs discover their unique talents and gifts as they find a place of service within the local church. In addition, Welty has a passion for missions. She has spent many summers in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Germany and finds joy in visiting, praying for, and investing in those who are serving Christ world-wide.


  • ASHA Continuing Education Award, January, 2016
  • ASHA Continuing Education Award, January, 2012
  • Accepted into the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society May, 2012

Publications (Selected)

  • Welty, S. M. (2010). Review of the book: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies by E. A. Boutot and B. S. Myles. Childhood Education (87)1, p. 65.


  • Poster Session: California Speech & Hearing Association Convention: California Special Education Trends 2002-2010: Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists: March 7, 2013
  • Meeting Common Core Standards for Children with Autism—Presentation to Fullerton School District speech pathologists: January, 2012
  • Dissertation Presentation-Azusa Pacific University: December, 2012
  • ASHA Schools Conference Highlights, Presentation to Fullerton School District speech pathologists: August, 2011
  • Presented an ethical dilemma paper at an Ethics Symposium May 15, 2010: Azusa Pacific University


  • CODS 326: Language Development in Children (F11)
  • CODS 331: Speech & Language Development and Disorders: Birth to 5 Years (F13, F15)
  • CODS 332: Speech & Language Development and Disorders: 5 Years to Adolescents (S14)
  • CODS 418: Multicultural Issues in Speech Language Pathology (F15)
  • CODS 429: Clinic Supervision: On Campus (F11, S12, F12, S13, F13, S14)
  • CODS 429: Clinic Supervision: Off Campus at Heights Christian School (S13, F13, S14, F14)
  • CODS 439: Articulation and Phonology Problems (S16)
  • CODS 442: Treatment Methods in Communication Disorders (S16)
  • CODS 466: Capstone Research Project in Communicative Disorders (S12, F13, S14, S16)
  • CODS 470: Communicative Disorders Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders (S12, S14)
  • SEED 594: Action Research (S14)—online course
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