Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Faculty and Staff

Kristin C. Bergholtz

Kristin C. Bergholtz

Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinic Director
585-389-2396
kcolema6@naz.edu
York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute 252
Bio

Education: M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, Nazareth College; B.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Nazareth College

Areas of Academic Interest: Development of speech, language and listening skills of children who are deaf/hard of hearing; parent coaching; speech and language development in early intervention and preschool children; childhood apraxia of speech; and supervision

Heather Coles

Heather Coles

Clinical Assistant Professor
585-389-2798
hcoles3@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 229
Bio

Education: M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, SUNY Geneseo; B.A. Speech-Language Pathology, SUNY Geneseo

Teaching and Research Interests: Manager of the Brain Injury Clinic at Nazareth. Integration and clinical supervision of student learning in the field of neurogenic communication disorders while simultaneously providing direct services to the community. Collaborative research and clinical work with other health and human service disciplines including physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, art therapy, nursing, and social work. Particular interest in the fields of aphasia and mild traumatic brain injury in an integrative clinical service model across disciplines.

Co-developed innovative app used in the College's on-campus Brain Injury Clinic.

Janine M. DiCarlo

Janine M. DiCarlo

Clinical Assistant Professor / Graduate Practicum Coordinator
585-389-2431
jdicarl3@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 251
Bio

Education: M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, State University of New York at Geneseo

Teaching and Research Interests: Medical speech pathology, adult dysphagia, aphasia and motor speech disorders. 

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Lisa Durant-Jones

Lisa Durant-Jones

Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
585-389-2796
ldurant4@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 253
Additional Positions:
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs in Academic Affairs
Bio

Education: Ed.D. in teaching and curriculum, University of Rochester; M.S. Speech Pathology, Columbia University; B.S. Communication Disorders, College of St. Rose

Teaching and Research Interests: interprofessional curriculum development, supervision, multicultural issues, and neurogenic disorders

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Lisa E. Hiley

Lisa E. Hiley

Assistant Professor
585-389-2779
lhiley1@naz.edu
York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute 251
Bio

Education: Ph.D., University of Rochester; M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University; B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nazareth College

Teaching and Research Interests: Clinical methods and practice-based learning for clinicians, inter-disciplinary programming and research in school and community settings, language and literacy practices for preschool and school-aged children and specifically those with complex communication differences, program evaluation and the clinical relevance, and practice-based utilization.

Melissa A. Johnson

Melissa A. Johnson

Assistant Professor
585-389-4412
mjohnso2@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 234
Bio

Education: Ph.D. Health Practice Research, University of Rochester; M.A. Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University; B.A. Speech-Language Pathology, SUNY Geneseo

Clinical, teaching and research interests: neurogenic communication disorders in adults, including right hemisphere dysfunction, traumatic brain injury, aphasia and self-perception of language performance in older adults.

Susan Mack

Susan Mack

Clinical Associate Professor
585-389-2793
skwiatk2@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 254
Bio

Education: B.S., Allegheny College; M.S. Education, Nazareth College

Teaching and Research Interests: Supervision, school-based issues, and issues related to English Language Learners.

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Catherine S. Rasmussen

Catherine S. Rasmussen

Associate Dean of Compliance and Clinical Affairs, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology & Director of the York WRI
585-389-2776
cquenin0@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 111
Additional Positions:
Associate Dean of Compliance and Clinical Affairs in Health & Human Services, School of
Director in York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute
Bio

Education: Ph.D. Communication Disorders/Hearing Impairment, Pennsylvania State University; M.S.Ed. Speech-Language Pathology, Nazareth College; B.A. Political Science, Harding University

Teaching and Research Interests: Cued Speech, spoken language acquisition by children who are deaf or hard of hearing, professional preparation of speech-language pathologists to work with children with cochlear implants. Dr. Rasmussen is a Past President of the National Cued Speech Association, a certified instructor and instructor trainer.

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Laura S. Riddle

Laura S. Riddle

Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Chairperson
585-389-2442
lriddle2@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 226
Bio

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University; M.S. Speech Pathology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; B.A. Speech Pathology, University of Arkansas

Teaching and Research Interests: Child language disorders, reading comprehension, phonemic awareness, language and literacy, and early intervention. 

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Megan Colleen Tobin

Megan Colleen Tobin

Assistant Professor
585-389-2569
mtobin9@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 233
Bio

Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, in Communication Sciences and Disorders; M.S., Nazareth College, in Communication Sciences and Disorders; B.A., Bates College, in Japanese Language

Teaching and Research Interests: Supporting community participation, social language development, and preparation for the transition to adulthood for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Dawn K. Vogler-Elias

Dawn K. Vogler-Elias

Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology / Graduate Program Director
585-389-2770
dvogler9@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 227
Bio

Education: Ph.D. Communication Disorders and Sciences, University at Buffalo; M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, University at Buffalo; B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Syracuse University

Teaching and Research Interests: Assessment and intervention of language and social communication for children with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders.

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Carly Maldonado Alicea

Carly Maldonado Alicea

Assistant Professor
585-389-2777
cmaldon0@naz.edu
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Merideth A. Benamati

Merideth A. Benamati

Lecturer
585-389-2772
mrao0@naz.edu
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Rachel S. Bress

Rachel S. Bress

Lecturer
585-389-2772
rbress5@naz.edu
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Arlene M. Bucci

Arlene M. Bucci

Coordinator of CS&D Operations
585-389-2772
abucci3@naz.edu
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Catherine C. Clark

Catherine C. Clark

Lecturer
585-389-2772
cclark61@naz.edu
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Erin Rae Collins

Erin Rae Collins

Lecturer
585-389-2772
ecollin41@naz.edu
Emily A. Conway

Emily A. Conway

Lecturer
585-389-2772
econway0@naz.edu
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Thomas E. Coughlan

Thomas E. Coughlan

Lecturer
585-389-2772
tcoughl7@naz.edu
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Bio

Education: M.S., University of New Haven: Computer Science; B.S. Rochester Institute of Technology: Biomedical Communications

Hayley L. Curtis

Hayley L. Curtis

Lecturer
585-389-2772
hcurtis9@naz.edu
Lauren E. Dentinger

Lauren E. Dentinger

Lecturer
585-389-2772
ldentin5@naz.edu
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Nicole Helfrich DiMartino

Nicole Helfrich DiMartino

Lecturer
585-389-2772
nhelfri1@naz.edu
Jamie L. Edwards

Jamie L. Edwards

Lecturer
585-389-2772
jedward51@naz.edu
Lauren Hrncirek Ferris

Lauren Hrncirek Ferris

Lecturer
585-389-2772
lhrncir2@naz.edu
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Bio

Education: M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, Nazareth College; B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nazareth College

Patricia A. Fose

Patricia A. Fose

Clinical Supervisor
585-389-4828
pfose6@naz.edu
York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 206
Bio

Education: M.S. Ed. Speech-Language Pathology, Nazareth College; B.S. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Nazareth College

Lori A. Fox

Lori A. Fox

Lecturer
585-389-2772
lfox6@naz.edu
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Marc Gaudette

Marc Gaudette

Lecturer
585-389-2772
mgaudet0@naz.edu
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Bio

Education: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Applied/Clinical Psychology, University of New Brunswick; B.A. Psychology, Springfield College

Tania Lee Giorgis

Tania Lee Giorgis

Clinical Assistant Professor
585-389-2796
tgiorgi0@naz.edu
York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute 253
Liane C. Grasso

Liane C. Grasso

Lecturer
585-389-2772
lgrasso2@naz.edu
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Lauren Firlit Holland

Lauren Firlit Holland

Lecturer
585-389-2772
lhollan2@naz.edu
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Bio

Education: M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University; B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nazareth College

Jessica Milot Holst

Jessica Milot Holst

Lecturer
585-389-2772
jmilot9@naz.edu
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Peter P. Iglinski

Peter P. Iglinski

Lecturer
585-389-2772
piglins4@naz.edu
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Bio

Education: B.S. Chemistry, SUNY Cortland

Gerriann Jackson

Gerriann Jackson

Lecturer
585-389-2772
gjackso6@naz.edu
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Jennifer A. Jacobs

Jennifer A. Jacobs

Lecturer
585-389-2772
jjacobs3@naz.edu
Rupert E. Johnson

Rupert E. Johnson

Visiting Assistant Professor
585-389-2772
rjohnso2@naz.edu
Jaclynn M. Joly

Jaclynn M. Joly

Lecturer
585-389-2772
jjoly8@naz.edu
Haley Rose Kahl

Haley Rose Kahl

Lecturer
585-389-2772
hstolt2@naz.edu
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Jayme Allison Kaplan

Jayme Allison Kaplan

Lecturer
585-389-2772
jkaplan9@naz.edu
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Anne Marie LaFave

Anne Marie LaFave

Lecturer
585-389-2772
alafave2@naz.edu
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Paris Marie Leibenguth

Paris Marie Leibenguth

Lecturer
585-389-2772
pleiben1@naz.edu
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Traci Nunan Loiacono

Traci Nunan Loiacono

Clinical Supervisor
585-389-2773
tloiaco3@naz.edu
York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute 256
Bio

Education: M.Ed., Canisius College; M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, Nazareth College; B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, SUNY Cortland

Ashley Holden Madden

Ashley Holden Madden

Lecturer
585-389-2772
amadden9@naz.edu
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Lindsey Marie Massenzio

Lindsey Marie Massenzio

Lecturer
585-389-2772
lmassen3@naz.edu
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Erin Mary McCarthy

Erin Mary McCarthy

Lecturer
585-389-2772
emccart0@naz.edu
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Bio

Education: M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, Syracuse University; B.S. Speech-Language Pathology, SUNY Geneseo

Andrew E. McCormack

Andrew E. McCormack

Lecturer
585-389-2772
amccorm4@naz.edu
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Joy D. Musser

Joy D. Musser

Lecturer
585-389-2772
jmusser4@naz.edu
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Bio

Education: Ph.D. Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Cincinnati; M.A. Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Cincinnati; B.S.Ed. Speech Pathology & Audiology, State University of New York at Fredonia

Teaching and Research Interests: Voice disorders, transgender voice, paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction, laryngopharyngeal reflux, dual pH probe monitoring, online course design and online instruction, telepractice

Kelly Julian O'Brien

Kelly Julian O'Brien

Lecturer
585-389-2772
kobrien92@naz.edu
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Susan Marie Oberdorf

Susan Marie Oberdorf

Clinical Supervisor
585-389-2772
soberdo8@naz.edu
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Jaclyn Pacos

Jaclyn Pacos

Lecturer
585-389-2772
jpacos9@naz.edu
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Stacia Paganelli

Stacia Paganelli

Lecturer
585-389-2772
spagane2@naz.edu
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Jessie Preston

Jessie Preston

Lecturer
585-389-2772
jpresto8@naz.edu
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Bio

Education: M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, SUNY Geneseo; B.S. Speech-Language Pathology, SUNY Geneseo

Heather L. Pyke

Heather L. Pyke

Assistant Professor
585-389-2771
hpyke3@naz.edu
York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute 232
Kristin B. Reisch

Kristin B. Reisch

Lecturer
585-389-2772
kreisch8@naz.edu
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Sandhya Seshadri

Sandhya Seshadri

Lecturer
585-389-2772
sseshad5@naz.edu
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Sharon E. Stockman

Sharon E. Stockman

Lecturer
585-389-2772
sstockm3@naz.edu
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Toni Lynn Van Bramer

Toni Lynn Van Bramer

Lecturer
585-389-2772
tvanbra9@naz.edu
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Bio

Education: M. Ed. Deaf Education, National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology; B.S. Speech-Language Pathology, Nazareth College

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