Loyola University Maryland


Self and Other Course Pairing

Introduction to Communication Disorders (SP 103)

This course is a survey of the disorders of speech, language, and hearing in pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. The role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist in the identification and treatment of individuals with these disorders is addressed. Students learn the professional vocabulary and concepts that are the foundation for advanced courses in the department.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Marie Kerins has been faculty in the Department of Speech-Language Hearing Sciences at Loyola University Maryland since 2000. During her tenure at Loyola she has served as Graduate Program Director, Chair, Department Speech Language Hearing Sciences and Associate Vice President Research and Graduate Affairs. Prior to 2000, she spent 18-years working in the schools as a licensed speech-language pathologist. Research interests: language and literacy-based interventions particularly under the lens of interprofessional education.

Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis (ST 110)

The discipline of statistics will be introduced while frequently using examples and data that relate to the human experience. Using statistical analysis, we will develop a deeper understanding of how we are products of our society and how, together, we form society.

Faculty Biography

With a PhD in Statistics from Iowa State University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola Maryland, Dr. Richard Auer brings a numbers side of things and a people side of things to his 36 year career as a stat professor at Loyola University Maryland.

Mentor Biography

Heather Moore is a Loyola graduate, and current Assistant Dean in the School of Education. She has been a Messina Mentor for the past six year; and enjoys working with students in both the Stories we Tell and Self and Others themes. She grew up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, but has lived in Baltimore for the past 20 years. She is married with two young boys and enjoys participating in all the city has to offer with her husband and sons. She looks forward to sharing her love of Baltimore with Messina students!


Virtual Advisor

This course pairing is ideal for students interested in exploring a Speech Language Hearing Science major.   The statistics course satisfies a core requirement for Speech Language Hearing Science majors. 

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