Maya Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor, MS-SLP Program


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Clinical Education
Higher Education
Higher Education Leadership


Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas—Austin
Master of Arts in Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Memphis
Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders, University of Mississippi

Research Interests

Language development in children and adolescents
Cultural factors in communication and cognition
Social cognitive theory
Health disparities

Based at the Austin, TX campus, Dr. Maya Clark joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in July 2023. She has experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders programs and has served in leadership roles including program director, graduate coordinator and director of clinical education.

Within higher education, Dr. Clark was elected as and served as the health professions faculty representative for establishing a global campus in Europe. She also held leadership roles within the Office of Inclusive Excellence from 2019-2022 at Georgia Southern University.

At the state and national levels, Dr. Clark has participated in leadership programs such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Leadership Academy, served as the Southeast Representative for the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA) and was selected for the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) Leadership Academy.

Recognized for her expertise in program development, Dr. Clark co-created and facilitated the first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Academy for CAPCSD. Currently, she holds the position of Vice-President of Organizational Advancement within the organization. Additionally, Dr. Clark works as a national consultant and trainer, focusing on belonging, communication and social engagement.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders from the University of Mississippi, a Master of Arts in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Memphis and a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in child and adolescent language.

With a particular focus on multicultural issues in communication, education and healthcare, Dr. Clark is a certified speech-language pathologist and uses her expertise to support families from diverse cultures and marginalized backgrounds. Her teaching, clinical work and research interests encompass language development and disorders, cultural factors in communication and cognition, unconscious bias, health disparities and social cognitive theory. She has clinical experience across various settings, including public schools, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient care facilities and private practice.