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Carroll 201

Full-Time Faculty & Staff


Mary BradleyMary Kay Bradley, M.A., CCC-SLP

Mrs. Bradley is a Clinical Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and the Supervisor of Speech Clinic Services. She supervises undergraduate and graduate students in the Nazareth Speech and Hearing Clinic, and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. She joined the Nazareth College Speech-Language Pathology Department in Spring 1993 as an adjunct faculty member, and began supervising the Clinic in 1996. She holds a M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Bowling Green State University, and a B.S. from SUNY Fredonia. Ms. Bradley has had many years of experience working with individuals with special needs and has worked in a variety of settings. She has extensive experience in evaluation and selection of augmentative communication systems. She served as Supervisor of the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Mary Cariola Children's Center in Rochester prior to joining Nazareth full-time. Her office is C-222, her telephone number is 585-389-2771, and her email address is mbradle4@naz.edu.


Paula BrownPaula M. Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Brown is Professor of Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in Language and Cognition, a M.S. from the University of Rochester in Development and Learning, a M.A. from Kent State University in Speech Pathology, and a B.S. from the University of Missouri in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Brown became a full-time faculty member in August 2003. She was previously a faculty member and Chairperson of the Speech-Language Department at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, and adjunct faculty member of Nazareth College. Dr. Brown was a 2013 Fulbright Scholar in Budapest, Hungary, where she taught courses in deaf education and provided consultation regarding bilingual language development.  She currently co-directs, with Dr. Rasmussen, a personnel preparation grant from the U.S. Department of Education supporting a concentration in the provision of speech-language services to deaf and hard of hearing children. Her areas of interest are language and cognitive development of deaf children, conversational interaction, and spoken and written discourse processing. She is currently conducting, with Dr.Riddle, a research study of reading comprehension in third graders with language disorders.  Her office is Carroll 230, her telephone number is 585-389-2796 and her email address is pbrown8@naz.edu.

JanineJanine DiCarlo, M.A., CCC-SLP

Mrs. DiCarlo is Graduate Practicum Coordinator and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology.  She holds a M.A. in Speech-Language  Pathology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.  Mrs. DiCarlo joined the Nazareth Speech Language Pathology Department in 1990 as an adjunct faculty member, taking on various roles including Graduate Practicum Coordinator, clinical supervisor (on and off campus)  and clinical instructor.  She became a full-time member of the department  in 2012.   Mrs. DiCarlo works closely with the Graduate Program Director to advise graduate students and she coordinates and oversees all  graduate clinical placements.  Along with supervising students in various community outreach experiences, she teaches the graduate Clinical Methods course and provides direct supervision to graduate students in the Nazareth Speech and Language Clinic.  Additionally, she serves as the Vice President of the Genesee Valley Speech Language and Hearing Association.  Mrs. DiCarlo has extensive experience in the area of medical speech pathology and clinical areas of interest include adult dysphagia, aphasia and motor speech disorders.  With graduate student collaboration, she conducts research on clinical supervision and she has presented on this topic both locally and at the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association national conference.  Mrs. DiCarlo’s office is Carroll 223, her telephone number is 585-389-2431 and her email address is jdicarl3@naz.edu.


Lisa Durant-JonesLisa Durant-Jones, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Durant-Jones is Graduate Program Director, Graduate Advisor, and Professor of Speech-Language Pathology. She received an Ed.D. from the University of Rochester's Warner School. She holds an M.S. in Speech Pathology from Columbia University and a B.S. in Communication Disorders from the College of St. Rose. Dr. Durant-Jones joined the Department as an adjunct faculty member in September 1995 and became a full-time faculty member in August 1996. She was previously a speech-language pathologist at Strong Memorial Hospital for more than eight years, and worked in private practice and as a consultant.  During that time, she published several articles in the journal Dysphagia. Dr. Durant-Jones has a number of special scholarly interests including neurogenic disorders, interprofessional curriculum development, student supervision, and multicultural issues.  She continues to publish, and regularly presents at the local, state, and national level.  She has supported a number of student research initiatives, which have lead to collaborative presentations at the New York Speech-Language-Hearing Association and ASHA conventions.  Her office is C-234, her telephone number is 585-389-2775, and her email address is ldurant4@naz.edu.


James FeuersteinJames F. Feuerstein, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Dr. Feuerstein is Professor of Audiology. He joined the Nazareth staff in the fall of 1993. Dr. Feuerstein received a Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo, a M.A. from SUNY Geneseo, and a B.S. from SUNY Geneseo.  Areas of special interest are auditory processing disorders, issues in industrial hearing conservation and environmental noise, and hearing aids. He has done research in the area of binaural hearing, and personal hearing protection. A past-president of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, he is a member of NYSSLHA's Governmental Affairs Committee.  Dr. Feuerstein has been engaged in a number of projects with the Rochester Hearing & Speech Center since 1977 as a member of RHSC's Professional Advisory Committee.  He is also a member of the Health Advisory Committee for ABC Head Start.  His office is C-212, his telephone number is 585-389-2777 and his email address is jfeuers9@naz.edu.


Susan IrishSusan Irish, B.A.

Mrs. Irish is the Coordinator of Operations for the CSD Department, and is available weekdays in the Clinic reception area or her own office (Carroll 203). She can be reached at 585-389-2772 or via email at sirish3@naz.edu. Mrs. Irish holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and Cultural Anthropology from Potsdam College and has extensive training and experience in the fields of special education regulations and developmental disabilities services in the community.

 

Suzanne Suzanne E. Johnston, M.A., CCC-SLP

Mrs. Johnston is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and the Manager of the Brain Injury Clinic.  She received her M.A. in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her B.S. degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.  She previously served as adjunct faculty and clinical supervisor for SUNY Geneseo as well as Nazareth CSD.  Mrs. Johnston supervises graduate students in the Brain Injury Clinic as well as off-site programs.  She has enjoyed over 25 years experience in the field of speech-language pathology in various private, medical and educational settings.  Her areas of clinical interest include acquired speech, language and cognitive disorders, auditory deficits and language processing disorders, and dysphagia.  She is currently involved in research regarding script training for individuals with aphasia.  Mrs. Johnston’s office is in C-210, her telephone number is 585.389.2798, and her email address is sjohnst1@naz.edu.


Susan KwiatkowskiSusan Mack Kwiatkowski, M.S., CCC-SLP

Ms. Kwiatkowski is a Clinical Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and the department's Student Teaching Coordinator.  Ms. Kwiatkowski received her BS degree from Allegheny College (1982), and her MS in Education from Nazareth College (1987). She has been supervising at Nazareth College for over 20 years in community-based pratica and school settings, as well as  serving school-aged children with a variety of disorders.  Research endeavors include topics in supervision, school-based issues, and issues related to English Language Learners, presenting nationally with students at the American Speech and Language Association Annual Conference, North American Refugee Healthcare Conference, and the NYS Social Work Education Association Annual Conference, among others.  

Ms. Kwiatkowski's passion lies in providing needed services in the community, receiving the Nazareth College President's Civic Engagement Award in 2011.  She established an inter-professionally taught after school and summer language enrichment program for children from refugee backgrounds, providing supervised clinical practicum experience for both undergraduate and graduate students in the CSD program.  Her office is Carroll 228, her phone number is 585-389-2793 and email is skwiatk2@naz.edu.


Catherine QueninCathy Rasmussen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Rasmussen is Department Chairperson and a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from Pennsylvania State University, a M.S.Ed. in Speech-Language Pathology from Nazareth College, and a B.A. in Political Science from Harding University. Dr. Rasmussen joined the Nazareth Speech Language Pathology Department in August 1995. She was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. She has done research in the area of spoken language acquisition by children who are deaf, Cued Speech, and assistive devices for deaf students. Dr. Rasmussen currently co-directs a personnel preparation grant from the United States Dept. of Education with Dr. Paula Brown, supporting a concentration in the provision of speech-language services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  A past president of the National Cued Speech Association, she has presented in many regional, state, and national venues on applications of cueing for both hearing and deaf individuals.  Her office is C-206, her telephone number is 585-389-2776, and her email address is cquenin0@naz.edu.


Laura RiddleLaura S. Riddle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Riddle is Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University, an M.S. in Speech Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and B.A. in Speech Pathology from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Riddle has taught at Indiana University, the University of Wisconsin, Ithaca College, and as an adjunct faculty member here at Nazareth College. She has co-written a book chapter on the management of auditory processing disorders.  She has done research in the area of child language disorders, reading comprehension, and phonemic awareness.  Her primary areas of interest are in the area of child language disorders, language and literacy, and early intervention.  She has done numerous presentations at the regional, state, and national level on these topics.  She is currently conducting, with Dr. Brown, a research study of reading comprehension in third graders with language disorders. Her office is C-224, her office telephone number is 585-389-2442, and her email address is lriddle2@naz.edu.


Mary SweenyMary Sweeney, M.S., CCC-SLP

Ms. Sweeney is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology who joined the Department in 1997 as a Clinical Supervisor. She holds an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Purdue University and a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Rochester. Ms. Sweeney supervises undergraduate and graduate students in the Nazareth College Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic as well as off-site as part of the Department's service learning programs. She also teaches an undergraduate course in clinical methods in speech-language therapy. Ms. Sweeney has over twenty years of experience in the field in a variety of settings, including special education programs, community based speech and hearing clinics, and preschool/daycare sites. Particular areas of clinical interest include early language disorders, fluency, and phonological disorders. Her office is C-207, her phone is 585-389-2779, and her email address is msweene2@naz.edu.


Shirley SzekeresShirley F. Szekeres, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Szekeres is the Dean of the School of Health and Human Services and a Professor of the Speech-Language Pathology. She has been at Nazareth since 1991. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, a M.A. from SUNY Albany, and a B.A. from Ohio State University. Dr. Szekeres has over 20 years of clinical experience, and her areas of interest include aphasia and traumatic brain injury. She is also the founder of the Aphasia Clinic at Nazareth College, which is now the Brain Injury Clinic, and the foundation for on-campus interprofessional work that provides clinical experience for graduate students in art therapy, music therapy, nursing, physical therapy, social work and speech-language pathology. Dr. Szekeres has written numerous articles and book chapters in these areas. Her office is Smyth 121, her office telephone number is 585-389-2396, and her email address is sszeker3@naz.edu.


Dawn Vogler EliasDawn Vogler Elias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Vogler-Elias is an Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Nazareth College and is the Speech-Language Pathology Discipline Coordinator at the University of Rochester's Leadership in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. Dr. Vogler-Elias co-directs the Interdisciplinary Specialty Program in Autism at Nazareth College (I-SPAN). She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University at Buffalo, a M.S in Speech-Language Pathology from the University at Buffalo, and a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University.  Dr. Vogler-Elias' clinical and research interests include assessment and intervention of language and social communication for children with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders.  She has presented research locally and nationally on interdisciplinary professional preparation on autism, service-learning pedagogy, and social communication assessment and intervention.   Her office is C-208, her office telephone number is 585-389-2770, and her email address is dvogler9@naz.edu.

 

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