Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Welcome From the Department Chair

Welcome to the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department website. Lisa Schoenbrodt

This past year was another very exciting and productive year for our department as part of the University! Many of you may know that Loyola was selected to take part in the Rokerthon this past March to break a Guiness Book of World Records for the most number of people to crab walk in a certain period of time. Well, we did it and our department, both faculty and students, were on the quad early in the morning crab walking away! We were accompanied by our excellent Associate Dean Dr. Jeff Barnett and many cheer leaders who were not pictured including Bernie Kremer, Janet Preis, and Dede Matrangola!

In addition to this fun happening, we accomplished a great deal this past year in the department. We underwent a program review for the Graduate program in order to get ready for our ASHA reaccreditation visit and got high marks from our outside reviewers! We continue to work to update the program to be sure of our continued excellence in providing an outstanding academic and clinical education and preparation for entering the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Stay tuned for exciting updates on our graduate program including offering summer courses online! We also continue to have excellent opportunities in our internship clinical programs including several of our summer programs, "Ready, Set, Read", where our students worked with children in developing language and literacy, and the "ITAP" program, an intensive treatment program for adults with aphasia where graduate students work with adult clients to increase overall communication abilities and life participation.

We are also excited about our Undergraduate Program and the addition of clinical experiences through a partnership with the Baltimore City Public Schools and the PIEL program which focuses on Response to Intervention. We are fortunate to have strong partners who are interested in working with our faculty in training our students both in the Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

Our faculty continue to do awesome things both in and outside of the classroom! Many of the clinical and academic faculty presented at the Annual ASHA convention in Philadelphia and we were very excited to see so many of our current students and outstanding alums attend! It was great seeing all of you! We value the support and insight of our students and alumni in many ways and hope that you will reach out to us through our Facebook page!

Finally, we would like to welcome several new faculty to the department who bring many talents and experiences to our academic and clinical programs. Please welcome Ms. Alicia Barger and Ms. Marissa Teitelbaum to the full-time clinical faculty! In addition, please welcome back Dr. Marie Kerins who returns to us after working in the Academic Vice President's Office as the Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Affairs. We are very excited to have her expertise in all areas and particularly in digital pedagogy. We look forward to another exciting year!

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If you have any questions, please contact us.

Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ed.D. CCC-SLP
Professor, Chair
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences