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Communication Disorders Faculty

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Graduate Faculty

Jane A. Baran, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders, B.A., Massachusetts at Amherst, 1972; M.A., 1974; Ph.D., Purdue, 1979.

Karen S. Helfer, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, B.S., Boston University, 1982; M.A., Indiana, 1983; Ph.D., Northwestern, 1988.

Mary V. Andrianopoulos, Associate Professor, B.S., Vermont, 1979; M.S., Utah, 1983; Ph.D., 1988.

Frances A. Burns, Assistant Professor, B.A., North Carolina at Wilmington, 1986; M.S., North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992; Ph.D., Massachusetts at Amherst, 2004.

Yu-kyong Choe, Assistant Professor, B.S., Yonsei, 1991; M.A., 1993; M.S., Arizona State, 2003; Ph.D., 2008.

Richard Freyman, Professor, B.S., Pennsylvania State, 1976; M.A., Temple, 1978; Ph.D., Minnesota, 1984.

Estelle R. Klasner, Assistant Professor, B.S., Southern Illinois, 1980; M.A., Hunter College, City University of New York, 1984; Ph.D., Washington, 2003.

Jacquie Kurland, Assistant Professor, B.A., New Mexico State, 1987; M.S., New Mexico, 1999; Ph.D., Colorado at Boulder, 2006.

Patricia A. Mercaitis, Associate Professor, B.A., Boston College, 1971; M.A., Massachusetts at Amherst, 1979; Ph.D., 1983.

Sarah F. Poissant, Assistant Professor, B.A., Vermont, 1992; M.A. Connecticut, 1994; Ph.D., 1999.

Charlena M. Seymour, Professor and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, B.A., Howard, 1965; M.A., Ohio State, 1967; Ph.D., 1971.

Shelley L. Velleman, Assistant Professor, B.A., Wellesley, 1976; M.A., Wisconsin at Madison, 1978; Ph.D., Texas at Austin, 1983; M.A., Massachusetts at Amherst, 1985.

Nathaniel A. Whitmal, Assistant Professor, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986; M.S., Northwestern, 1993; Ph.D., 1997; M.A., Massachusetts, 2004.

Elena Zaretsky, Assistant Professor, B.A., Music Institute, Moscow, Russia, 1989; M.S., Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, 1994; Ph.D., Boston University, 2004.


Adjunct Faculty

Uma Balakrishnan, Speech-Language Pathologist, Windham Central Supervising Union, Newfane, Vt, and Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont-New Hampshire, Springfield, Vt.

Rae Banigan, Speech-Language Pathologist, Private Practice, Palmer, Mass.

Peter Bittel, Speech-Language Pathologist, The Futures Health Group, Amherst, Mass.

Myrna P. Cronen, Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinical Supervisor, Center for Language, Speech and Hearing, University of Massachusetts Amherst.