W. Matthew Gillispie, Ph.D

W. Matthew Gillispie, Ph.D.

Matthew W. Gillispie

In 2005, Dr. Gillispie joined the Clinic Faculty in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders and the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders. He is interested in preschool and school-age children with speech, language, and literacy disorders. He provides services and clinical education in the Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, as well as local schools and the Little Nations Academic Center at Haskell Indian Nations University. A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Dr. Gillispie is also interested in culturally-responsive services, especially to children and families who are American Indian. In 2012, Dr. Gillispie joined KU's Indigenous Studies Program as an affiliate faculty member.

Clinical Associate Professor,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Kansas, 2008
M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Arizona, 1998
Bachelor of General Studies, Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders Psychology, University of Kansas, 1996

Contact Information


1200 Sunnyside Ave
2103 Haworth Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045


Research Interests

Dr. Gillispie's clinical and research interests include the assessment and intervention of preschool and school-age children with speech, language, and literacy disorders. A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, he is also interested in assessment and intervention considerations when working with Native American children. Dr. Gillispie is the Project Director for Culturally-Responsive Early Literacy Instruction: American Indian/Alaskan Native (CRELI: AI/AN), a personnel preparation grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education: Office of Special Education Programs. The grant recruits and supports American Indian graduate-level student scholars of speech-language pathology at KU.


Speech-Language Pathology, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, 1999-October 2016