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Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Department Leadership

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Janet Koehnke

2170 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-3305
koehnkej@montclair.edu

Janet Koehnke, professor and chair of both the Speech-Language Pathology program and the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology program, received a PhD in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut. Her research, which has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Hearing Health Foundation, focuses on investigating the effects of aging and hearing loss on spatial hearing. She teaches doctoral courses in scientific and professional writing and psychoacoustics. In 2012, she was named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She currently serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology of the ASHA and is Past-President of the New Jersey Academy of Audiology.
Joan Besing

Joan Besing

2184 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-3182
besingj@montclair.edu

Joan Besing, professor and program director of both the Speech-Language Pathology program and the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology program, received a PhD in Hearing Science from Louisiana State University. Her research interests include the effects of competing signals and reduction of message redundancy on speech perception and localization, the effects of bilingualism on speech perception in noise, and localization and spatial hearing in children. She teaches courses including Basic Medical Audiology: Genetics and Pathology, Clinical Instrumentation, Fundamentals of Audiology Assessment, Hearing and Speech Science, and Special Topics in Audiology. She has been recognized as an ASHA Fellow.

Full-Time Faculty

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Mary Boyle

2176 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-7356
boylem@montclair.edu

Mary Boyle, professor, received a PhD from Northwestern University. Her research interests include: aphasia, word-finding problems in aphasia, and neurogenic communication disorders. She teaches courses including: Applying Research I and II, Language Disorders of Adults I and II, and Motor Speech Disorders.
Michael Boyle

Michael Boyle

2168 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-7303
boylemi@montclair.edu

Michael Boyle, associate professor, received a PhD from Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include: the psychosocial aspects of stuttering (e.g., stigma, self-efficacy, quality of life, communicative participation). He teaches courses including: Fluency Disorders, Research in Speech-Language Pathology, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms, Applying Research I, Applying Research II.
Sarita Eisenberg

Sarita Eisenberg

2160 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-7363
eisenbergs@montclair.edu

Sarita Eisenberg, professor, received a PhD in Language Science from City University of New York. Her research interests include: language disorders of children, phonological disorders of children, grammatical development and disorders, and assessment and intervention for children with language and phonological disorders. She teaches courses in language assessment, language disorder of children, and articulation and phonological disorders.
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Elaine Hitchcock

2174 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-7355
hitchcocke@montclair.edu

Elaine Hitchcock, associate professor, received a PhD from New York University. Her research interests include: the developmental aspects of phonology as well as visual biofeedback techniques for diagnosis and treatment of speech sound disorders. She teaches courses including: Applying Research I and II, Diagnosis in Speech-Language Pathology, Speech and Hearing Science, and Voice Disorders. She is a certified speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience.
Maryrose McInerney

Maryrose McInerney

2178 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-4036
mcinerneym@montclair.edu

Maryrose McInerney, associate professor, received a PhD from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She teaches courses including: Basic Hearing Aid Technique and Fitting, Clinic Lab: Basic Hearing Aid Technique and Fitting, Directed Research I, II and III, Hearing Science, Pediatric Audiology, and Special Topics in Audiology.
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Lesley Sylvan

2182 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
973-655-8526
sylvanl@montclair.edu

Lesley Sylvan is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University. Dr. Sylvan is a certified speech-language pathologist with over 12 years of clinical experience working with school-aged children both in public school and private clinical settings. She completed a Master’s degree in educational policy and management as well as a Doctorate degree in human development and education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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Ilse Wambacq

2186 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-4031
wambacqi@montclair.edu

Ilse Wambacq, associate professor, received a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include neurophysiologic (ERP) correlates of speech perception in difficult listening situations across the lifespan. She has published research articles on this topic in professional journals such as Ear and Hearing, Cognitive Brain Research and the International Journal of Audiology. She teaches courses including Directed Research I, II and III, Research Methods, Speech-Language Pathology for Audiologists, and Speech Perception.

Part-time faculty

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Roberta Lazarus

2167 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
973-655-3940
lazarusro@montclair.edu

Robert Lazarus is an instructor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
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Donna Merchant

2177 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
973-655-7372
merchantd@montclair.edu

Donna Merchant is an assistant professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Emeritus Faculty

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Joseph S. Attanasio, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor Emeritus
attanasioj@montclair.edu

Clinical Staff

Clinical Staff

Maris Applebaum

Maris Appelbaum

2164 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-7076
appelbaumm@montclair.edu

Maris Applebaum is the audiology clinical preceptor and director of Hearing Aid Services. She received an AuD from Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Rosemary DeStephan

Rosemary DeStephan

1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-7367
destephanr@montclair.edu

Rosemary DeStephan is the senior clinical supervisor in Speech Language Pathology. She received an MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Ithaca College.
Faith Moglia

Faith Mogila

2161 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-7359
mogilaf@montclair.edu

Faith Mogila is the Audiology Clinic Director. She received an ScD in Audiology from Montclair State University.
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Kathleen Horner-Palatucci

1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-3934
palatuccik@montclair.edu

Kathleen Palatucci is the Speech-Language Pathology Clinic Coordinator. She received her MA in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University.
Diane Polledri

Diane Polledri

1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-7946
polledrid@montclair.edu

Diane Polledri is a clinical supervisor in Speech Language Pathology. She received an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University.
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Elena Kagan-Weitz

2161 1515 Broad Street, NJ
973-655-3404
weitze@montclair.edu

Elena Kagan-Weitz is a clinical preceptor for the Audiology Clinic, Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received an AuD from the CUNY Graduate Center.

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Joanne Howard

2163 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
973-655-4481
howardjo@montclair.edu

Joanne Howard is a clinical preceptor for the Audiology Clinic, Communication Sciences and Disorders.
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Betty Needleman

2163 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
973-655-4481
needlemanb@montclair.edu

Betty Needleman is a clinical preceptor for the Audiology Clinic, Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received an AuD from Salus University.
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Theresa Shaw

2163 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
973-655-4481
shawt@montclair.edu

Theresa Shaw is a clinical preceptor for the Audiology Clinic, Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Support Staff

Support Staff

Joann Kuebler

Joann Kuebler

2195 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-7752
kueblerj@montclair.edu

Joann Kuebler is a professional services specialist for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
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Sarah Mazurek

2003 1515 Broad St, Bldg B, 2nd Floor, Bloomfield, NJ
973-655-3934 – Hearing and Balance Clinic
973-655-6917 – Speech-Language Pathology Clinic
mazureks@montclair.edu

Sarah Mazurek is a clinic office manager in the Center for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
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Julie Weissman

2003 1515 Broad St, Bldg B, 2nd Floor, Bloomfield, NJ
973-655-3934 – Hearing and Balance Clinic
973-655-6917 – Speech-Language Pathology Clinic
weissmanj@montclair.edu

Julie Weissman is a clinic assistant in the Center for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Advisors

Advisors

Sarita Eisenberg

Sarita Eisenberg

2160 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-7363
eisenbergs@montclair.edu

Sarita Eisenberg, associate professor, received a PhD in Language Science from City University of New York. Her research interests include: language disorders of children, phonological disorders of children, grammatical development and disorders, and assessment and intervention for children with language and phonological disorders. She teaches courses in language assessment, language disorder of children, and articulation and phonological disorders.
Deborah A. Verderosa

Deborah A. Verderosa

1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-4232
verderosad@montclair.edu

Deborah A. Verderosa is the admissions director and graduate advisor for both the clinical doctorate in audiology program and the master of arts in speech-language pathology program. She received an MA in Public and Corporate Communication from Seton Hall University.
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Ilse Wambacq

2186 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield
973-655-4031
wambacqi@montclair.edu

Ilse Wambacq, associate professor, received a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include neurophysiologic (ERP) correlates of speech perception in difficult listening situations across the lifespan. She has published research articles on this topic in professional journals such as Ear and Hearing, Cognitive Brain Research and the International Journal of Audiology. She teaches courses including Directed Research I, II and III, Research Methods, Speech-Language Pathology for Audiologists, and Speech Perception.