Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty and Staff

Contact Us:

320-308-6441 (fax)

103 Brown Hall
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

All faculty are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health.


Rebecca L. Nelson Crowell

Department Chair
Graduate Director
Au.D. 2004, Central Michigan University/Vanderbilt University

Interests: Audiology, pediatric and adult audiological rehabilitation, auditory processing disorders and counseling patients' families who are dealing with communication challenges.

Theresa Estrem

Ph.D., 2003, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Interests: Diagnostics, autism, child language development and disorders.

Amy Gilbertson

Assistant Professor
M.S., 1998, University of North Dakota

Interests: Adolescent language development, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injuries, school-based speech and language interventions and issues.

Joy McKenzie

Assistant Professor
M.S. 2004, Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Interests: Dysphagia, pediatric speech sound disorders, cleft palate, auditory processing disorder.

Jodel Page

Assistant Professor
M.S., 2002, Saint Cloud State University

Interests: Aphasia, cognitive-linguistic disorders, dysphagia, dysarthria, and working with individuals who benefit from using Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

G.N. Rangamani

Ph.D. 1991, University of Mysore, India

Interests: Adult neurogenic communication disorders, particularly aphasia, dementia and language in the aged in monolingual and multilingual population.

Janet Tilstra

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2007, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Interests: Childhood and adolescent language/communication disorders, adult and childhood fluency disorders, relations between oral language and reading, treatment efficacy and success of individuals with communication disorders in school and work settings.

Mili Mathew

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2016, University of Mysuru, India

Interests: Multimodal communication, Augmentative and Alternative communication, Motor Speech Disorders.


Deb Freund

Office Manager

320-308-2092 | Brown Hall 103