Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty and Staff

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csd@stcloudstate.edu

320-308-2092
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103 Brown Hall
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

 

Faculty

Joy McKenzie

Joy McKenzie

  • Department Chair
  • Associate Professor
  • CCC-SLP, Licensure: Minnesota Department of Health (SLP)
  • Ed.D. Higher Education Administration, 2020, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota

    M.S. Speech Language Pathology, 2004, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota

    Interests: Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders (Apraxia, Articulation, Phonological, Dysarthria); Adult and Pediatric Swallowing/Feeding Disorders; Auditory Processing Disorders; Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Anomalies; Voice (Parkinson's Disease); Student Development, and Interprofessional Practice; Trained in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets); Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding; SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd®.

Janet Tilstra

Janet Tilstra

  • Graduate Director
  • Associate Professor
  • CCC-SLP, Licensures: Minnesota Department of Health (SLP); Minnesota Department of Education (SLP, PreK-12)
  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, 2007, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    M.A. Speech Language Pathology, 1991, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

    Interests: Fluency Disorders; Language and Reading Disorders; Bilingual Language Development, Interprofessional Education and Practice; Culturally Responsive and Antiracist Practices; Wellbeing/Belonging; Applied/Action Research; SPEAK OUT® and LOUD Crowd® certified.

Rebecca L. Nelson Crowell

Rebecca L. Nelson Crowell

  • Professor
  • CCC-A, Licensure: Minnesota Department of Health (Audiology)
  • Au.D. Doctor of Audiology, 2004, Central Michigan University/Vanderbilt University

    Interests: Audiology, Pediatric and Adult Audiological Rehabilitation; Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Anti-Racism; Interprofessional Practice; Auditory Processing Disorders; and counseling patients with communication disorders and their families.

Prachi Bengeri

Prachi Bengeri

  • Clinic Director
  • Assistant Professor
  • CCC-SLP, Licensures: Minnesota Department of Health (SLP); Minnesota Department of Education (SLP, PreK-12)
  • M.S. Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, 2001, University of Mysuru, Mysuru, India

    Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders; Executive Function in Children; Early Childhood Speech and Language Disorders; Childhood Apraxia of Speech; Literacy; Clinical Education.

Sarah Schaefer

Sarah Schaefer

  • Clinical Educator
  • Assistant Professor
  • CCC-SLP, Licensure: Minnesota Department of Health (SLP)
  • Minnesota Department of Education (SLP, PreK - 12)
  • Interests: Dual/Multi-lingual Language Learning, American Sign Language and Gestural Communication, Language Development and Disorders, Augmentative Alternative Communication, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders (Apraxia, Articulation, Phonological, Dysarthria), Auditory Processing Disorders, Cochlear Implant Speech Therapy, Fluency Disorders, Lidcombe Program Certified, SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® Certified, Clinical Education and Student Development.

Mattie Murrey Tegels

Mattie Murrey Tegels

  • Assistant Professor
  • CCC-SLP, Licensures: Minnesota Department of Health (SLP); Washington Department of Health
  • M.A. Speech Language Pathology, 1992, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington

    Interests: MBSImp Certified; LSVT Certified; Dysphagia (Adult and Pediatric); Voice Disorders and Differences; Accent Modification; Aphasia; Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders; SLP Supervision.

Staff

Jill Klecker

Jill Klecker

  • CSD Office Manager
  • B.A. Mass Communications; Advertising
  • M.A. Organizational Leadership

Emeritus

Theresa Estrem

  • Emeritus Professor
  • CCC-SLP, Licensure: Minnesota Department of Health (SLP)
  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, 2003, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    M.A. Communication Sciences & Disorders, 1984, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders; Early Childhood Speech and Language Disorders; Cultural-Linguistic Diversity and Anti-Racism; Interprofessional Education & Practice; Clinical Education.

G.N. Rangamani

  • Emeritus Professor and Fulbright Scholar
  • CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, Licensure: Minnesota Department of Health (SLP)
  • Ph.D. Speech Language Pathology, 1991, University of Mysuru, Mysuru, India

    Interests: Board Certified in Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders; Voice and Motor Speech Certifications through LSVT LOUD; SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® Programs; Bilingual Provider; Cultural-Linguistic Diversity; Interprofessional Practice; Research interests in Aphasia, Cognitive-Communication Disorders, Aging, and Bilingualism.

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