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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
Michelle Flippin
Michelle Flippin, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Office: Fernwood 3rd Floor, 3071 Kingstown Road
Phone: 401-874-4583
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
Professor 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

Gloria Gemma Figueroa, M.S. CCC-SLP 401-874-9385

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

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



The Department of Communicative Disorders is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Crais, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will be our first guest speaker of the 2015-2016 academic year. The title of her talk is "Intervention for Children from Birth to Five with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please join us.
Her talk will take place on Monday, October 5th from 7-9 pm in CBLS 100.


Congratulations are in order to our graduates


Welcome to new and returning students


Orientation details for graduate students announced


New professor joins faculty in CMD


M.S. program re-accreditation details


Leslie Mahler featured as one of URI's Big Thinkers