Lisa Scott

Lisa Ann Scott
JANUARY 28, 1965 – DECEMBER 24, 2019

Dr. Lisa Ann Scott, 54, of Tallahassee, FL died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 after a long and brave battle with breast cancer. Born on January 28, 1965, in Lincoln, NE, Lisa was the daughter of Edward (Connie) Harman and Linda (Larry) Frahm.

Professionally, Lisa was a decorated academic, serving the profession of Speech-Language Pathology faithfully for over 25 years. She knew from a young age she wanted to be an SLP and was committed to making a difference in her profession. Lisa graduated with her Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Employed by Florida State University since January of 2002, she most recently served as the Director of Clinical Education and as a Research Associate in the School of Communication Science and Disorders. She taught courses in stuttering, counseling and professional issues. A renowned professor at FSU, Lisa was the recipient of many teaching awards. She received the Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award (2007), Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2007), Distinguished Faculty Award (2011), Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2012) and most recently received Florida State’s highest teaching recognition, the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2016. In addition to teaching, Lisa maintained an active clinical practice, serving clients who stuttered of all ages but with a special focus on young adults.

During her time at FSU, Lisa taught hundreds of students and most will tell you that she left a lasting impact on their life beyond the classroom. She was the professor you could count on – the one who was real about her experiences professionally and personally. She made you laugh, made you cry, and made the material she was teaching relatable, understandable and fun. She took care of her students – academically, emotionally, and sometimes even physically. She would host students in her home over holiday breaks, allow you to sit in her office and cry or laugh, and provided the perfect guidance in the most tumultuous of times. If you knew her, she was “that person” in your life.

Beyond her work at Florida State University, Lisa served as Vice President for Professional Practices for the Stuttering Foundation of America, as a consultant for Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration’s Bureau of Medicaid Services and as a HIPAA privacy expert for other universities across the United States. She volunteered as an accreditation site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation, American Speech Language Hearing Association, as Past-President of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and for the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program.

She was named Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association in 2014, and received the Stuttering Foundation of America’s inaugural “Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Award for Clinical Education” in 2018. Most recently, she received “Honors of the Council” from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders in April of 2019.

Personally, Lisa never met a dog she didn’t want to kiss or a vanilla-frosted-with-sprinkles cake donut she didn’t want to eat. She was obsessed – for real – with Diet Coke (preferably from Whataburger on Thomasville Rd.), dachshunds and her granddaughter, Mousie. She was the keeper of any and all random tidbits of information. U.S. Presidents? The Royal Family? The Iditarod? She’s your girl. Need to dish on the latest episode of “90 Day Fiancé”? Text Lisa – she watched it already. She would remember everything you told her about your life, even if she hadn’t seen or talked to you in years. Lisa was compassionate, giving, kind, empathetic and all those things we all aspire to be daily. She had the perfect card for any situation and always remembered to send it to you. She was beyond hilarious and relatable in a way that not many humans are. Lisa had more best friends than many people have in their lifetime, probably because she hogged them all.

Most importantly, Lisa was a warrior. The first in her family to go to college, she was 32 before she moved more than 5 miles away from the hospital she was born in, and she did it as a single parent and on a mission with her career. She moved halfway across the country to follow her dream – away from her family, her friends and the comfort of the Midwest. She loved fiercely – her husband Ned was her most cherished friend and partner. She was the best mother, daughter, wife, sister, friend, colleague and storyteller any of us have ever met. She has left a legacy in her field that will live on beyond her lifetime.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Edward “Ned” Campbell, of Tallahassee; her daughter, Lindsey (Jon) Ansola-Crowley, of Tallahassee; step-daughter, Kaitlyn Campbell, of Atlanta, GA; father, Edward (Connie) Harman of Bend, OR; sisters, Gina Harman of Lincoln, NE, Sheri (Jon) Stewart of McCook, NE, Julie Frahm of Omaha, NE, Angie Hunt-Williams of Lincoln, NE; brother, Tim Hunt (Christine) of Lincoln, NE; grandmother, Lois Talbot of Lincoln, NE; and the family member she loved more than all of us: her granddaughter, Emma Clare Ansola-Crowley, of Tallahassee. Beyond her family, Lisa is survived by hundreds of colleagues, students, clients and friends all over the world who will cherish her memory. She is preceded in death by her mother, Linda Frahm, and step-father, Larry Frahm, both of Lincoln, NE.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship has been set up in Lisa’s honor with Florida State University. To make a contribution to the Lisa Scott Endowed Undergraduate Research Award please visit . This scholarship is designed for 1st generation/1st time in college women interested in pursuing an undergraduate research project.

A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held January 17, 2020 at 1pm at The Gathering (above Madison Social), 705 S Woodward Ave #201, Tallahassee, FL. Business casual attire please.

The obituary shared above is online at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home and Memorial Park


  • Jill Douglass: It is beyond words that when I bumped into Lisa at ASHA she told me she had less than a year to live. She told me this as she was headed to the "Speaker Ready Room" area; now, a month later she has passed. She was living her life, dedicated as a professional, and not giving up on spreading her words of wisdom.

    Her obituary used the word "warrior" and I couldn't agree more. I was honored with getting to know Lisa at the Iowa Stuttering Foundation workshop for academics teaching the stuttering course. She was running it with Tricia and Vivian. Then I had the chance to see her talk at CAPSCD in San Diego; she was cracking sarcastic and down-right funny commentary on working with students, and providing such clear-cut wisdom on how we can do good work as University professors. She was a leader, she had a voice. She had super powers that I am so humbly honored to have witnessed. Lisa's family and especially that very loved grand-daughter are in my hearts as this new year and decade begins.

  • Jane Fraser: Lisa Scott was widely regarded worldwide as a renowned expert in fluency disorders. She served as the Stuttering Foundation’s Vice President for Education since 2001. In 2018, she was the first recipient of the Stuttering Foundation’s Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Award for Clinical Excellence. A picture of Jane Fraser, Lisa Scott, and Alan Rabinowitz is included.

    Lisa’s remarkable career has touched hundreds of thousands of lives. Students all over the world are trained using her masterpiece, Basic Clinical Skills. Another of her works of art is The School-Age Child Who Stutters: Working Effectively with Attitudes and Emotions by Kristin Chmela. Although Lisa's name is listed as editor, she was the driving force behind its coming to fruition.

    Lisa also produced and was featured in a number of other Stuttering Foundation videos, as well as organizing international workshops and overseeing the Foundation’s continuing education materials for speech-language pathologists.

  • Hayley Arnold: I've been fortunate to attend Lisa's talks at CAPCSD. I have found myself applying what I learned in her sessions perhaps more than any other speaker. She was so generous with her knowledge, expertise, and experience. I will sorely miss her wisdom, but am thankful for the richness of what she left behind.

  • Jean Sawyer: I invited Lisa to give a talk at the Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association a few years ago. She was amazing and has motivated many to work hard to truly help their clients who stutter. She has mentored so many and will be remembered fondly by many. I'm sad to hear of her passing. The techniques she taught and her philosophy of working with clients will continue to help many who stutter.
  • Tim Mackesey: One of my former clients (a pws) went to FSU for his masters in SLP. His appreciation of Lisa resonated whenever we talked about the FSU program. When our clients who stutter go on to become SLPs it sure is sweet when they land in the arms of someone like Lisa.
    A few examples of her professional contributions

    Judy Kuster: Lisa Scott was one of the most creative, caring, joyful professionals I've ever met. Whenever I attended a conference with her name on the program, I got there early to be sure I had a seat for her exceptional, clinically relevant presentations. She also never said "no" to any request I ever made of her. She made my personal projects so much better by sharing articles for the ISAD online conferences and an ASHA presentations I organized including:

  • Lisa Scott produced the SF video Stuttering: For Kids By Kids with colleagues Kristin Chmela, Carroll Guitar, Jane Fraser, Bill Murphy, Hoe Danaher and Lee Caggiano

  • 16 minutes of the SF video 7 Tips for Talking with the Child Who Stutters, posted on YouTube Aug 23, 2013 features Lisa A. Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, of The Florida State University's School of Communication Science and Disorders; Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; speech-language consultants Frances Cook, MBE, MSc, MRCSLT (Hons), Cert CT (Oxford), Willie Botterill, MSc, MRCSLT, Cert CT and Elaine Kelman, MSc, MRCSLT, Cert CBT from the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in London." The entire streaming video, can be purchased from

  • I was able to find Lisa Scott's remarkable Curriculum Vita from 2014. Missing are five more years of an incredibly productive career, but the one from 2014 should give you a pretty good idea!!

    Added January 26, 2020