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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
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

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 local chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, URISSLHA, will hold a meeting on Monday, October 27th at 7:15 in the Galanti Lounge of the main library (3rd floor). All students with interests in a career in speech-language pathology or audiology are encouraged to attend.


Amber D. Franklin, Assistant Professor at Miami University (Ohio), will be giving a talk titled, "Pronunciation Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners: What do we measure and how do we measure it?" on Thursday, October 23rd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in CBLS 100. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Attendance is mandatory for graduate students in CMD.


Welcome to new and returning students


2014 NSSLHA meeting announced


Congratulations are in order


Leslie Mahler featured as one of URI's Big Thinkers