Communicative Sciences and Disorders - Faculty and Staff

The CSAD program includes faculty and staff with a diverse background in child and adult speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders who have experience in both medical and educational settings. Faculty members include:

Jessica Sullivan, Ph.D
Assistant Professor/Department Chair

Carla Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dorian Lee Wilkerson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor

Linia Willis, SLPD CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor/Director of Speech, Language, Hearing Clinic

Pearl Byrd
Administrative Assistant

Adjunct Faculty Members Include:

Katrina Brown-Bankins, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Founder and Owner
Bankins Communications & Consulting, LLC

Alva Cook, M.S., CCC-SLP
Director of Rehabilitation Services
Williamsburg, Virginia

Melonie Melton, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
New Horizons Regional Educational Centers

Visiting Faculty:

Lauren Calandruccio Ph.D, CCC-A


Case Western Reserve

Laura Verdun M.S. , CCC-SLP

Voice Trainer

Julia Irwin Ph.D


Southern Connecticut University