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Building life-long relationships

In the CSD department, our faculty and staff are educators and mentors. We work closely with our undergraduate and graduate students to provide them with evidence-based teaching approaches and clinical experiences. We are passionate about the profession of speech-language pathology and share that passion with each of our students and clients on a daily basis. 

I will always be grateful for the instructors and supervisors I worked with in this department. They were knowledgeable and approachable; always going the extra mile. I have remained in contact with many staff because they are such a valuable resource!

Kelly Muller | Graduate Alumni
Shannon Collins MA, CCC-SLP
Education
  • M.A., Washington State University (Speech and Hearing Sciences)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-River Falls (Secondary Education)
Deborah Elledge PhD, CCC-SLP
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2013 - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Master of Arts, Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1997 - University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 
Certification
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence 
Research Interests
  • Adolescent literacy and language disorders
  • Using fiction reading to increase empathy in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kay Hagedorn MS, CCC-SLP
Nicole Hemenway MS, CCC-SLP
Abby Hemmerich  PhD, CCC-SLP
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa (Speech & Hearing Science)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Communication Sciences & Disorders)
  • B.S.E., University of Wisconsin (Communication Sciences & Disorders) 
Certification
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  • State of Wisconsin Speech Language Pathology License
Research Interests
  • Voice disorders  
  • Voice therapy efficacy
  • Accent addition service delivery
  • Pedagogy and student learning
  • Online teaching and learning 
Jerry K. Hoepner  PhD, CCC-SLP
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • B.S., Minnesota State University - Mankato (Psychology)
Certification
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
  • Wisconsin State Licensure
Research Interests
  • Partner training and assessments for persons with acquired cognitive-communication disorders and their partners
  • Video self-modeling interventions for individuals with acquired cognitive-communication disorders and their partners
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) - evidence-based instructional techniques
  • Examining non-traditional student learning experiences(e.g., camp immersion, embedded clinical experiences, teaching apprenticeships, and student research)
Responsibilities
  • Teach coursework in anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy and physiology, acquired language and cognitive disorders, swallowing disorders, and counseling
  • Co-advisor of the UWEC CSD SoTL research lab
  • Student-faculty research advisor
  • Clinical supervisor at the UWEC Center for Communication Disorders
  • Clinical supervision of the Blugold Traumatic Brain Injury Group
  • Staff member of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group
  • UWEC CSD Pro-Sem Coordinator
  • Founding editor and editor-at-large of the Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders (TLCSD) journal
Gayle Holte MS, CCC-SLP
Education
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin –River Falls
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin –River Fall
Certification
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
Rebecca L. Jarzynski MS, CCC-SLP
Education
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire (Communication Disorders)
  • M.S. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (Communication DIsorders) 
Certification
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence / Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism
Kathryn Mueller PhD, CCC-SLP
Education
  • 2012 PhD, Speech and Hearing Science, The University of Iowa, Dept. Communication Sciences and Disorders. Advisor: J. Bruce Tomblin.
  • 2006 Masters in Speech and Language Therapy, University of Reading, UK.
  • 2003 BA (hons) English Studies, The University of Nottingham, UK.
Krista Raleigh
Education
  • B.A., Transylvania University (Philosophy/Business Administration) 
Vicki Samelson PhD, CCC-SLP
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa (Speech and Hearing Sciences)
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University (Communicative Disorders)
  • B.S. in Ed., Illinois State University (Speech Pathology and Audiology) 
Certification
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) WI Department of Regulation and Licensing: Speech-Language Pathologist 
Research Interests
  • The language of math: Math word problem solving strategies
  • Meta-linguistic clinical intervention approaches
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Language comprehension processes
Tom Sather  PhD, CCC-SLP
Education
  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University (Interdisciplinary Health Sciences)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Communication Disorders)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Communication Disorders) 
Certification

 Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)

Research Interests
  • Aphasia
  • Adult neurogenic communication disorders
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Medical service delivery models for speech-language pathology services
  • Community service delivery models for adult chronic speech and language needs
  • Flow and engagement
  • Experience Sampling Methodology (ESM)
  • Optimal classroom pedagogies
Responsibilities
  • Teach coursework relating to adult speech and language disorders at the undergraduate and graduate levels via both face-to-face and online delivery
  • Clinical supervisor - Center for Communication Disorders on-campus at UWEC
  • Clinical supervisor - BluGold Aphasia Group
  • Oversee the Communication Partners program for individuals with aphasia
  • Staff and board member of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group
  • Staff and board member of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp
  • Undergraduate research mentor
  • UWEC CSD Podcast facilitator
Donna Schemm MS, CCC-SLP
Education
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Communicative Disorders)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Communicative Disorders)
Certification
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech/Language Pathology
  • State of Wisconsin Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology
Angela Sterling-Orth MS, CCC-SLP
Education
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Communication Disorders)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Communication Disorders)
Certification
  •  ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
Research Interests
  • Stuttering
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Clinical supervision

Cecily Weber
Education
  • B.A., Eastern Illinois University (Psychology) 

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Interested in joining our amazing team of educators? We may have a position for you! If you are passionate about communication sciences and disorders and have a love for providing valuable educational experiences to students, we want you to join our team.

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  • COMMUNICATION SCIENCES + DISORDERS
  • Human Sciences and Services 112
  • 105 Garfield Avenue
  • Eau Claire, WI 54701
  • 715-836-4186
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