Stephanie Cotton Christensen, PhD

Stephanie Cotton Christensen Senior Lecturer
Northern Arizona University
Health Sciences
Blg 60 Rm #495
Phone: 928-600-4654
Fax: 602-776-4663

Stephanie Christensen has been a member of the Northern Arizona University Health Sciences faculty since 2004. She earned her Doctorate in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University. Stephanie's clinical experience involves working with adults with neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, skilled nursing, and home health care settings. Her research interests include the relationship among cognitive and linguistic processing and functional communication in adults with neurogenic communication disorders.

Primary Teaching Areas in the Department: Speech-Language Sciences and Technology (SST) and Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) certification.

Primary Courses:


  • Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • Phonetics
  • Anataomy and Physiology of Speech and Language
  • Survey of Speech Language Pathology: A Capstone Experience