Lara Scheidler-Smith M.A., CCC-SLP

Lara  Scheidler-Smith M.A., CCC-SLP

Lara Scheidler-Smith M.A., CCC-SLP

Title: Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
Off-site Clinical Director

Office Location: Bell Hall 114I
Phone: (269) 471-3618


Eastern Michigan University
Master of Arts Degree, 1992
Speech-Language Pathology

Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor of Science Degree, 1990
Speech-Language Pathology


Lara Scheidler-Smith is the Offsite Clinic Director and Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Andrews University.

Previous to her role at Andrews University, Lara worked in the public schools in North Carolina and more recently Florida. She also worked as a missionary with the Navajo at La Vida Missions, along with her family, for 3 years. Previous to those adventures, she engaged in early intervention, home health, private practice and hospital work as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Lara was born in Denver, CO. She is married to Quinton Smith and together they have three adult children: Alexander, Isaac and Rose. 

Current Research or Professional Activities

Collaborative research with Audiology in 2017 and 2018 has focused on outcomes for our Communication Camp which targets improving language, auditory processing and literacy.

Has taught the following graduate and 5-year classes:

  • Independent Study
  • Orientation
  • Practicum I: Onsite
  • Practicum II: Onsite
  • Practicum III: Onsite
  • Practicum I: Offsite
  • Practicum II: Offsite
  • Practicum III: Offsite