Eliza A Thompson is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her B.S. in Speech & Hearing Sciences from The George Washington University, her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Howard University and an Ed.S from The George Washington University. Eliza also obtained an Advanced Certificate in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teacher's College, Columbia University. She has had a long standing interest in the processes of communication with a focus on child language development and emergent literacy intervention. As a clinician and clinical supervisor, Eliza has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, private practice and hospitals. She has also served as a clinical supervisor and therapist overseas, specifically, Ghana, Haiti and Kenya. Eliza has previously  worked as a speech-language pathologist for the Montgomery County Infants & Toddlers Program as well as an adjunct faculty member and clinical educator at other Washington, DC area universities. Eliza teaches Clinical Practicum, Principles and Methods in Speech-language Pathology, and Speech and Language Development in Children. Her specific clinical interests include bilingual language development, communication in multicultural populations, and literacy infused language intervention.

Areas of Interest

  • Communication in Multicultural populations
  • Language & Literacy Intervention
  • Administration/Supervision
  • Bilingual Language Development
  • Counseling in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Autism


  • Ed.S
    The George Washington University
  • MS
    Howard University
  • BS
    The George Washington University
  • Professional
    American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
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ethomps2 [at] umd.edu