Faculty and StaffAll faculty and staff members of the LCC are both experienced scholars and lifelong learners who are dedicated to the pursuit of providing care for the whole person, which is supported by the latest research in their fields of expertise. They work closely with our graduate students to deliver high-quality diagnostic and treatment services. Our robust team of faculty and staff is cultivated to ensure that there is a wide range of specialties, personal/professional backgrounds, interests, and perspectives—all of which continuously inform our standards for care and shape our approaches to our services.
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Theresa Alexander has been a full-time Clinical Faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences since May 2015 and completed both her undergraduate (2003) and graduate degrees (2005) at Loyola University Maryland. At the Loyola Clinical Centers, Theresa supervises the evaluation and treatment of adults with neurogenic communication disorders including involvement in the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Interprofessional evaluation team, Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) Resource & Discussion Group, and the Intensive Treatment for Aphasia Programs (ITAP). She previously taught graduate courses in Aphasiology as well as Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist from 2010-2013. Theresa is a Clinical Specialist in Aphasia and continues PRN work in direct patient care in four area hospitals and one senior living community.
Andrea Atticks has been a full-time Clinical Faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences for the past 15 years and completed her undergraduate degree at Loyola College (1998), and her M.A. degree at the University of Colorado Boulder (2001). She currently serves as the division director for the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department and teaches graduate courses in Language Disorders/Aphasiology, Professional Practice Seminar, and Clinical Internship. Andrea has worked primarily in acute care settings including University of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland Medical Center/Shock Trauma. Areas of interest include technology and apps for individuals with communication disorders, aphasia and dysphagia.
Alicia began working as a clinical faculty in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences in 2011 after completing both her undergraduate and graduate work at Loyola University Maryland. She oversees pediatric evaluation and intervention services both at the Loyola Clinical Centers and in the community at the Loyola Early Learning Center. In addition, Alicia supervises the interprofessional Pediatric Social Skills Group and is a member of the Continuing Education Committee and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Alicia is a board member for Rendez -Vous Haiti and is PROMPT © trained.
Meghan Carlson began working as a part-time Clinical Faculty Member in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences in May 2021. She completed her undergraduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University, and graduated with her master’s degree from Loyola University Maryland in 2015. Meghan is trained in various early intervention areas including: Hanen It Takes two to Talk and More than Words. She also has training in Orofacial Myology and various pediatric feeding programs. Outside of work, Meghan enjoys spending time with her adorable puppy, family and friends, and loves to travel, cook, and attend sporting events.
Kristina is a Maryland certified English language arts educator with endorsements for reading and special education. She has over 14 years of experience in K-12 and higher education settings, both public and non-public. She was awarded Loyola University Maryland Literacy Teacher of the Year in 2014. Her areas of clinical interest, research and publication are language, literacy, culture, and teacher development and training.
Dr. Condit joined the Psychology department in fall 2022 as an affiliate clinical faculty supervisor for the doctoral students at the Loyola Clinical Centers. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Maryland, College Park (2010), and received her Ph.D., from The American University (2018). Dr. Condit currently supervises the 1st year Psy.D. students.
Jordan Differding began working with Loyola University as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences in 2020 and joined full-time in the fall of 2022. He received his M.S. (2015) from Loyola University specializes in the evaluation and treatment adult voice and resonance disorders, including , and the evaluation and treatment of adult cognitive-communication disorders. As part of his clinical training, Jordan has specialized training in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment and the McNeill Dysphagia Treatment Program. Outside of work, Jordan enjoys gardening, woodworking, competing in triathlons, baking, and spending time with his Goldendoodle, Chula.
Dr. Frew joined Loyola in September 2017 and received his undergraduate degrees from University of Mary Washington (2007), and graduate degrees from Loyola University Maryland (2012) and William James College (2016). Over the past several years, he supervised adult assessment intakes and taught graduate courses in psychological assessment. In fall 2022, Dr. Frew assumed the position of Psychology Division Director. Most of Dr. Frew’s "free time" is spent enjoying time with his family. He also enjoys many different outdoor activities and likes to do various home improvement tasks.
Dr. Gorman joined the Loyola Clinical Centers in 2013 and received his undergraduate degree from NYU (2006) and his graduate degree from Loyola University Maryland (2013). He supervises adult therapy and the community outreach rotations that are part of the psychology curricula.
Dr. Higginson started working at Loyola in July 2006. He received his B.S. from Washington State University (summa cum laude) in 1992; his M.S. in 1993, and his Ph.D. in 1998. He specializes in and oversees neuropsychological assessment within the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) services offered at the Loyola Clinical Centers, and also supervises adult psychoeducational evaluation. Additionally, Dr. Higginson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses regarding behavioral neuroscience. His research involves the cognitive difficulties associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), the ecological validity of neuropsychological assessment, and the relationship between gait and cognition.
Kate Holden began working with the Loyola Clinical Centers in August 2023 as a clinical faculty member supervising 1st year graduate students. She completed her undergraduate education at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and her graduate work at Towson University. Kate specializes in working in adult neurogenic assessment and treatment and has spent the past 12 years in acute care working with the adult neurological/neurosurgical population. She has a special interest in working with people with aphasia, dysphagia, motor-speech disorders, and cognitive-communication deficits.
Dr. Jacobson started working at Loyola in 2014 and received her undergraduate degree from McDaniel College (2003), and Psy.D. from Loyola University Maryland (2009). She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt from 2009-2011. In her role at Loyola University, Dr. Jacobson is the Therapy Coordinator and teaches graduate courses on Diversity, Supervision, Professional Development and consultation, Group Therapy, and Couples Therapy. She also supervises adult psychotherapy at the Loyola Clinical Centers. Dr. Jacobson is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and serves on the doctoral committee in the psychology department. She is trained in Gottman Method Couple Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and has a private practice in Lutherville, Maryland, where she sees individuals and couples for psychotherapy.
Dr. Johnson began working at Loyola University Maryland in August 2023. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. In addition to supervising child and adult psychotherapy, she teaches graduate courses in psychotherapy and assessment. In addition to supervising child and adult psychotherapy, Dr. Johnson teaches graduate courses in psychotherapy and assessment.
Jill Keller has been a Clinical Faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences since 2018 and completed both her undergraduate (2000) and graduate degrees (2004) at Towson University. At the Loyola Clinical Centers, Jill supervises 1st year graduate student clinicians for pediatric services both at the LCC and in the community, specifically the summer programs with Govans Elementary School and Ready, Set, Read! Her certifications and trainings include PROMPT©, PECS©, Social Thinking©, and multiple courses in specific Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems.
Elizabeth Knotts started at the LCC in 2021 and is a Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in Voice Therapy and Adult Neurogenic treatment. She completed her undergraduate education at The George Washington University 2010 and received her master’s degree from Loyola University Maryland in 2016. Elizabeth is a Certified Brain Injury specialist and in her current role, is developing a gender-affirming voice therapy program at the LCC. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, hiking, and listening to audiobooks. As a proud member of the queer community, Elizabeth is passionate about providing culturally competent and accessible services to all.
Dr. Kors began working at Loyola University Maryland in August 2023. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia, her master's and Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. In addition to supervising child and adult psychotherapy, Dr. Kors teaches graduate courses in psychotherapy and assessment. Her research interests include the intersection of developmental psychopathology, intergenerational trauma and attachment, psychotherapy process and outcome, and best practices in clinical training.
Dr. Lay began working at the Loyola Clinical Centers in January 2021. She completed her undergraduate studies at UMBC and is a graduate of Loyola’s Psy.D. program (2020).
Dr. Magyar-Russell has been working at Loyola for 12 years and received her BA from University of Michigan (1997), her MA (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) from Bowling Green State University. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2005-2009. In addition to being an individual Psychotherapy Supervisor, Dr. Magyar-Russell teaches graduate courses in cognitive behavioral therapy and statistics and serves as a doctoral student dissertation advisor. She also teaches an undergraduate course in the psychology of religion and spirituality. She currently serves as Chair of the Graduate Curriculum Committee at Loyola. Dr. Magyar-Russell and her colleagues recently received a grant from the Taking Responsibility Initiative at Fordham University aimed at exploring the relationship between the structures of Roman Catholic and Jesuit institutions of secondary and higher education and the phenomena of clergy sexual abuse and its systematic concealment. The study focuses Catholics and former Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and their experience of spiritual struggles in relation to sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. Dr. Magyar-Russell also studies non-theistic sanctification (spirituality and meaning in non-religious contexts), the experience of sacred moments, and religious and spiritual struggles and their association with mental health. She served on the Executive Committee of Division 36 of the American Psychological Association, and the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Dr. Magyar-Russell enjoys running, swimming, coaching girls’ softball and reading fiction, but hiking with her family is her very favorite pastime!
Dr. Prenoveau has been with Loyola for 11 Years and completed his undergraduate work at MIT and his graduate work at UCLA. He supervises adult psychotherapy at the Loyola Clinical Centers and teaches graduate psychotherapy model courses, research methods, and statistics. In his spare time, Dr. Prenoveau enjoys reading, cooking, running, hiking, yoga, and whatever his kids are currently into (e.g., legos, magnatiles, kinex).
Dr. Salama joined the Psychology department in the fall of 2022 as an affiliate clinical faculty supervisor for the doctoral students at the Loyola Clinical Centers. She received her BA in 2005 from St. Mary's College of Maryland and her Ph.D. in 2015 from Georgia State University. Dr. Salama currently supervises graduate students in the pediatric assessment courses and teaches graduate courses in the areas of foundational therapy and interviewing skills and assessment.
Dr. Thomas began working at Loyola University Maryland in 1991. She received her Ph.D., from The College of William and Mary and currently supervises child therapy and assessment intakes.
Tom Thompson has been a Clinical Faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences since 2012 and completed both his undergraduate (1996) and graduate degrees (1999) at Towson State University. As a clinical supervisor, he specializes in the assessment and treatment of cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders following stroke and traumatic brain injury. Tom is the coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Brain Injury Assessment Program at the Loyola Clinical Centers, a program that he helped to design and launch in 2012. He is married with four children and lives in Towson, Maryland.
Kara Vincent is a speech-language pathologist and double alum of Loyola College (‘91 and ‘93). She specializes in working with school-aged children in the areas of language and literacy development. After teaching classes for seven years, Vincent took a position in 2013 as the division director for speech-language-hearing sciences and currently serves as the executive director of the LCC.
Dr. Kathleen Ward started working at Loyola in the summer of 1996 and received her B.S. and M.S. in Audiology from Towson University, and her Doctor of Audiology from A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Ward teaches undergraduate courses in Audiology, Aural Rehabilitation, and Introduction to Sign Language, and is a Graduate Clinical Supervisor for Audiology Rotations, and Audiology Diagnostics as part of Interprofessional Evaluation Teams. She is a moderator for the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association Graduate and Undergraduate Chapters and for the American Sign Language Club. Dr. Ward enjoys all things Maryland: our sports teams, the Chesapeake Bay, and our history, and is also a Loyola University Maryland Super Fan!