Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty and Staff

Contact Us:

csd@stcloudstate.edu

320-308-2092
320-308-6441 (fax)

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

 

Faculty

Mili Mathew

Graduate Director
Department Chair
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Speech Language Pathology, 2016, University of Mysuru, Mysuru, India

Interests: Gestures & Multimodal Communication in Infants, Children and Adults; Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.

Joy McKenzie

Program Director
Assistant 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®.

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.

Rebecca L. Nelson Crowell

Professor
CCC-A

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.

Theresa Estrem

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

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.

Janet Tilstra

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.

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.

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.

Staff

Jill Klecker

CSD Office Manager

320-308-2092 | Brown Hall 103
jill.klecker@stcloudstate.edu