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 top researchers and practitioners who make a difference in their fields.
Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Educators
Alyssa Kalboth, Administrative Assistant, Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and Master of Occupational Therapy
Mona Sykora, Administrative Assistant, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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 Dr. Goodban, are used exclusively in some states.
From 1990 to 1996, Dr. 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.