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Faculty & Staff

Our faculty are active researchers and presenters at state, national and international conferences. They have numerous publications and serve as editors and on editorial boards of academic journals.  Members of our faculty have been honored as Distinguished Faculty, Endowed Professors, Outstanding Advisors and Research Mentors.  

Our students consistently rank our professors and advisors at levels above both the University and College averages. It is clear that we are eager to share what we know and what we are constantly learning with our students and with the world outside the University.

Academic Faculty

    

 

Ryan L. Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Department Head and Associate Professor, Hawthorne-BORSF Endowed Professor I
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 236
Current CV
Phone: 337-482-6726
Email: ryan.nelson@louisiana.edu
Research Interests: Childhood Language Disorders; Literacy Construction and Usage; Qualitative Research Methodologies

 

 

 

Laura E. Arrington, PhD, CCC-SLP
Visiting Assistant Professor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 222
Phone:337-482-6869
Research Interests: Research Interests: Strengths-Based Practice; Literacy; Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

 
 

    

         

 

Elena Babatsouli, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ben Blanco/BORSF Endowed Professor in Communicative Disorders
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 246
Phone: 337-482-6727
Research Interests: Cross-linguistic child language acquisition and assessment in monolingualism and bilingualism, SSDs, Louisiana minority languages, SLA, Phonetics/phonology, morphology, Clinical linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Measures and quantitative methods
 
 

    

 

Michael P. Cannito, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor, Doris B. Hawthorne- BORSF Endowed Professor II
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 207
Current CV
Phone 337-482-1077
Email: michael.cannito@louisiana.edu
Research Interests:
Motor Speech Disorders; Cognitive & Language Disorders in Adults; Neurogenic Voice Disorders; Acoustic Analysis of Speech

 

    

 

Holly L. Damico, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Hawthorne-BORSF Endowed Professor III
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 222
Current CV
Phone 337-482-5240
Email: holly.damico@louisiana.edu
Research Interests: Language, Literacy, Qualitative Research, Social Engagement, Learning Theory and Application

 

    

 

Judith D. Oxley, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 223
Current CV
Phone: 337-482-1188
Email: judith.oxley@louisiana.edu
Research Interests: Language Development and AAC; AAC in Asia; Acoustic Measures of Speech

 

            

   


Katie Potier, M.S. Deaf Education
Instructor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 225-C
Current CV
Contact:  via Teams
Email: katie.potier@louisiana.edu
Interests: Language and literacy development in Deaf and hard of hearing children, language deprivation syndrome and assessment, policy, and program development for the Deaf and hard of hearing poplulation.

 

   
 
Patrick J. Rydell, Ed.D, CCC-SLP
Visiting Assistant Professor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 232
Phone: 720-289-0145
Research Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment and Intervention; ASD Learning Styles; ASD social, communication and behavioral challenges


 

   

 

Anthony P. Salvatore, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor, Doris Hawthorne & Harmon Roy-BORSF Endowed Professor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 208
Current CV
Phone: 337-482-6489
Email: anthony.salvatore@louisiana.edu
Research Interests: Aphasia, Concussion Management, Single Subject Design, Concept Learning

 

     

Jack S. Damico, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor Emeritus

 
 
Phebe Hayes, PhD
Professor Emeritus
     
John A. Tetnowski, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor Emeritus

Clinical Faculty

   

Christine Weill, PhD, CCC-SLP

Director, Speech, Language, and Hearing Center
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 201-C
Current CV
Phone 337-482-1182
Email: christine.weill@louisiana.edu       
Clinical Specialty: Autism Spectrum Disorders; Language and Literacy Development; Social Interaction

   

Mona Breaux, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Supervisor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 220
Phone: 337-482-6724
Email: ramona.breaux@louisiana.edu
Clinical Specialty: Speech and Language Diagnostics
 

   

Derek Dupuis, MS, CCC-SLP
Visiting Clinical Supervisor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 225-B
Phone: 337-482-6722
Clinical Specialty: Language and Literacy Development, Articulation and Phonology, Autism Spectrum Disorder
   
Ashley Kidd, MS, CCC-SLP
Visiting Clinical Supervisor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 249-E
Phone: 337-482-6577
Email: ashley.kidd@louisiana.edu
Clinical Specialty: Dysphagia, Aphasia, Dysarthria, Stroke, and MBSS/dysphagia diagnostic
 

 

   

Katherine Mcquitty Hays, MS, CCC-SLP
Visiting Clinical Supervisor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 221
Phone: 337-482-5241
Email: katherine.hays@louisiana.edu
Clinical Specialty: Early Language Development, Articulation and Phonology, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language Diagnostics


			
Kimberly Muirhead, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Supervisor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 223
Phone 337-482-6707
Email: kimberly.muirhead@louisiana.edu
Clinical Specialty: Language, Literacy, Articulation, Geriatrics
 
 
 

   

 

Anne Williams, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Clinical Supervisor
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 218
Current CV
Phone 337-482-6870
Email: anne.williams@louisiana.edu
Clinical Specialty: Stuttering, Articulation & Phonology, Language Development

Adjunct Clinical Staff

 

 
Tessa Himel, MS, CCC-SLP
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 249-B
Evaluations/Diagnostics

Administrative Staff

   

 

Roxanna Guillory Harris
Administrative Assistant III, Department Office
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 236
Phone 337-482-6721
Email: rharris@louisiana.edu
 
Grace Gallaspy
Clinic Operations and Outreach Coordinator
Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 202
Phone: 337-482-6490