Stanley Ewanowski, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Stanley Ewanowski, Ph.D.

Stanley J. Ewanowski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
April 4, 1930 – August 8, 2015

Dr. Stanley Ewanowski earned the Ph.D. degree in speech pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1964 and the same year accepted a joint appointment at the University in what became the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (College of Letters and Sciences) and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (School of Medicine). He served both until retiring in 1992.

Professor Ewanowski specialized in the treatment of patients with organic disorders of speech. For more than twenty years, he served as Coordinator of the Cleft Palate/Cranio-Facial Anomalies Clinic at UW Hospitals and Clinics, a role that benefited from his collaborative leadership style. He taught undergraduate and graduate students in communication disorders, as well as students in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medicine. Common themes of all this work were bridging gaps between academic classroom material and clinical practice in the community, and the need for sensitive and effective patient care.

Dr. Ewanowski was awarded Fellowship status by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (1974). He served twice as President of the Wisconsin Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSHA). That and other service led to the Honors of the Association (1980) and the WSHA Frank R. Kleffner Clinical Career Award (1991).

A Naval ROTC graduate from Marquette University (1951), he saw active duty during the Korean War, followed by three decades in US Navy Reserve, rising to the rank of Commander and the senior officer in Central Wisconsin.

Dr. Ewanowski was deeply engaged in community service, often in leadership positions. This included the Shorewood Hills Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, the Shorewood Hills Volunteer Fire Department, the Dane County Cancer Society, Lutheran Campus Ministry, the Madison Area Lutheran Council, and the Sons of Norway (he was of Polish descent).

Compiled by Michael R. Chial