Academic Faculty


Valter Ciocca, Ph.D.
Auditory scene analysis; auditory grouping of speech and non-speech sounds; perception and production of normal and disordered speech

Jeff Small, Ph.D. 
Acquired language disorders, including dementia and aphasia; adult language processing/psycholinguistics

Associate Professors

Paola Colozzo, Ph.D. (Interim Director)
Developmental language disorders; autism; language and cognition; discourse, assessment and intervention for children with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Anthony Herdman, Ph.D.
Audiology; visual perceptions, attention, language and memory

Tami Howe, Ph.D.
Acquired language disorders; aphasia

Lorienne M. Jenstad, Ph.D.
Audiology; hearing aids and amplification; auditory aging

Stefka H. Marinova-Todd, ED.D.
Second language acquisition; language development and language learning difficulties of bilingual children

Navid Shahnaz, Ph.D.
Diagnostic audiology, including multifrequency tympanometry and acoustic reflex studies in adults and newborns

Stacey Skoretz, Ph.D.
Swallowing and its disorders, oropharyngeal dysphagia, knowledge synthesis and translation, upper aerodigestive tract comparative anatomy and physiology, salivary bioscience, artificial airways and supportive ventilation

Doug Sladen, Ph.D.
Pediatric audiology; cochlear implants across the lifespan; speech perception; aural rehabilitation.

Assistant Professors

Alexis K. Black, Ph.D.
Language acquisition, speech perception, speech segmentation and word learning, neural decoding

Associate Professor of Teaching

Marcia Choi, M.Sc.
Lead Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Interprofessionalism

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Sasha Brown, M.Sc.
Audiology Instructor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

Kate Davies, Ph.D.
Dementia-related communication disorders; primary progressive aphasia


Glenda Mason, Ph.D.
Instructor, Developmental Communication Disorders; Research Associate

Eavan Sinden, M.Sc.
Aphasia; clinical education

Clinical Associate Professor

Sandra Taylor, M.Sc.
Clinical education; early language development and disorders

Clinical Coordinator

Cheryl McGee, M.Sc.

Adjunct Professors

Darlene Hicks, M.Sc.
Clinical education; audiology

Linda Rammage, Ph.D.
Voice science & voice pathology

Noreen R. Simmons, Ph.D.

Karen Wruck, M.A.
Acquired speech/language disorders, dysphagia, cognitive-communication disorders