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Scenes from the Department of Communicative Disorders

Faculty and Staff

Elizabeth Connors
Elizabeth Connors, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Director & Clinical Assistant Professor
Office: Independence Square II, Suite I
Phone: 401-874-4741
Mikyong Kim
Mikyong Kim, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Office: Fernwood 202, 3071 Kingstown Road
Phone: 401-874-4728
Dana Kovarsky
Dana Kovarsky, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor & Department Chair
Office: Fernwood 101, 3071 Kingstown Road
Phone: 401-874-2735
Leslie Mahler
Leslie A. Mahler, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Office: Fernwood 201, 3071 Kingstown Road
Phone: 401-874-2490

Bethany Milner
Bethany A. Milner, Ph.D.
Full-time Lecturer
Office: Fernwood 301, 3071 Kingstown Road
Phone: 401-874-4734




Jay Singer

Jay Singer, Ph.D., CCC-A

Office: Fernwood 102, 3071 Kingstown Road
Phone: 401-874-4742

Geri Theadore
Geri Theadore, M.S., CCC-SLP, FIT/AOGPE
Clinical Associate Professor
Office: Independence Square II, Suite I
Phone: 401-874-2577
Amy Weiss
Amy L. Weiss, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-CL
Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: Fernwood 103, 3071 Kingstown Road
Phone: 401-874-9071

Clinical Supervisors Providing On-Site Supervision

Jon L. Deal, Ph.D. CCC-SLP                 401-874-9385

Connie Gelfuso, M.S. CCC-SLP           401-874-5969

Patricia Rakovic, M.S. CCC-SLP         401-874-5969


Per Course Instructors

Diane Bryen Ed.D. (CMD 580, alternate spring semesters) 401-874-5969

Amy Laurent M.Ed. (CMD 494, spring semesters) 401-874-5969

Manuel Martin (CMD 175, spring semesters) 401-874-5969


Staff Audiologist

Roberta Singer, Adjuct Assistant Professor, M.A. CCC-A   401-874-4743



2014 NSSLHA meeting announced


Guest speaker, Dr. Geralyn Timler, scheduled for April 3rd.


Departmental re-accreditation public meeting (CAA) to be held Monday, March 3rd at 4:30 p.m. in the large conference room in Independence Square II. Contact Sue at 874-5969 with questions.


Leslie Mahler featured as one of URI's Big Thinkers



Here are our URISSLHA officers (Left to Right below): Mary Loveley, secretary; Kristen Troy, historian; Jaclyn Schiemer, president; Lexi Caruso, treasurer; and Kristy Wallace, vice-president. 

Message from URISSLHA President


For more information about URISSLHA, check for notifications of meetings on this web site or by contacting Dr. Bethany Milner, current URISSLHA faculty advisor at: