Michelle McOsker, Ed.D.. CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Saint Luke's College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Van Ackeren 414


Ed.D. Education & Leadership with a concentration in Healthcare Education, Rockhurst University
Certificate of Graduate Study Healthcare Management, Rockhurst University
M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Rockhurst University
B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Rockhurst University

Professional Licensures and Certifications 

Speech-Language Pathologist License, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services - 2020
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - 2018
Speech-Language Pathologist License, Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts - 2017


Michelle McOsker, EdD, CCC-SLP transitioned from student to faculty at Rockhurst in 2022, having earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate, all from Rockhurst. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed in the states of Missouri and Kansas. Her coursework includes transcription phonetics, cognitive communication disorders in adults, augmentative and alternative communication, and traumatic brain injury. Clinically, Dr. McOsker has worked in a public elementary school, public high school, acute care hospital, state school for the severely disabled, private practice, and community-based program for stroke survivors. Her research interests include interprofessional education in and about speech-language pathology at the pre-service level, interprofessional practice with speech-language pathologists in the education and healthcare settings, evaluation, treatment, and management of chemo-related cognitive impairment, and assessment of learning in communication sciences and disorders. In the classroom, Dr. McOsker uses her variety of clinical experiences to provide concrete examples of concepts and course material for students. A core idea of her teaching philosophy involves creating a safe environment for students to make mistakes so that they can further learn from fixing those mistakes.