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

Associate Professors

Paola Colozzo, Ph.D. (Interim School Co-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

Lorienne M. Jenstad, Ph.D. (Interim School Co-Director)
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

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

Assistant Professors

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

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

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

Assistant Professor of Teaching

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

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


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.

Marcia Goldbach, M.Sc., Ph.D., RAID, RSLP, HIP

Adjunct Professors

Darlene Hicks, M.Sc.
Clinical education; audiology

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