Faculty and Staff

At Elmhurst College, students in communication sciences and disorders learn face to face with talented faculty who are, first and foremost, dedicated teachers. They’re also researchers and practitioners who make a difference in their fields.

Full-Time Faculty

Cheri S. Carrico, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor, Undergraduate Program Director; NSSLHA Advisor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ruiying Ding, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Graduate Program Director; Assistant Dean, Graduate and Special Programs; Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Brenda K. Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders; Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Cathleen Thomas, DHSc, CCC-SLP

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Clinical Faculty

Laura Czosnyka, M.H.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Susie Dulay, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor and Off-Campus Graduate Program Clinical Coordinator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Lauren Ferguson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Vicki Jay, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Director, Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic; Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Janis Petru, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Educators

Mari Bliss, M.S., CCC-SLP

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Sarah Buti, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Educator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Annice Coughlan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Educator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Darlene Cozzi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Clinical Educator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Kathy Evangelista, M.A., CCC-SLP

Instructor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Girija Gullapalli, M.S., CCC-SLP

Instructor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Micaela Hastings, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Educator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Annmarie J. Mead, CI/CT, NIC Advanced, Illinois State Licensed Master Level

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Nancy Meer, M.H.S., CCC-SLP/L

Clinical Educator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Diane Morean, Ph.D., CSSC

Instructor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Lacey Peters, M.A., CCC-SLP

Instructor and Clinical Educator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Suzanne Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Instructor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Staff

Alyssa Kalboth

Administrative Assistant, Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Mona Sykora

Administrative Assistant, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Emeritus Faculty

Professor Emerita

B.A., Kansas State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Sabbatical, Northwestern University
Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology

Marjorie Goodban taught courses in intercultural communication, fluency disorders and speech science. Her primary research interest is communication development in children with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS), and she has presented numerous papers and seminars in Europe, Australia and the United States on this topic. Her video tapes demonstrating therapy procedures with children with this syndrome are requested by individuals and groups from numerous countries. She serves as the speech-language advisor to the CdLS Foundation.

Goodban has presented numerous papers at various conferences and has published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics, the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, and Language Speech and Hearing in Schools. The Arlt-Goodban norms for articulation, co-developed by Goodban, are used exclusively in some states.

From 1990 to 1996, Goodban was one of the nominees for Woman of the Year in DuPage County. She is an alumna of Elmhurst College. Prior to working at Elmhurst College, she was a research associate at the University of Illinois and the director of a VA Hospital Speech Clinic.

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