James Madison University

Faculty Expertise

Our Faculty have diverse educational backgrounds and research specialties

Faculty Areas of Interest
Christopher G. Clinard, Ph.D., CCC-A
Ph.D. University of Washington
  • Aging and the auditory system
  • Neural representation of sounds
  • Plasticity of the central auditory nervous system
Rory A. DePaolis, Ph.D.
Undergraduate cooordinator
Ph.D. Penn State University
  • Language Development
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Instrumentation
  • Research Methods
Carol C. Dudding, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Ph.D. University of Virginia
  • Use of simulations for interprofessional clinical education
  • Application of virtual reality for clinical education and practice
  • Application of telepractice and telesupervision
Lincoln C. Gray, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Michigan State University
  • Development of Hearing in Mice and Quail
  • Auditory Processing in Children with ADHD and Dyslexia
  • Emergence of stereo hearing in surgical patients given a newly functional ear
  • Mathematical models of spreading diseases and our attempts to prevent that spread
  • Psychophysical scaling methods in educational evaluation
Susan B. Ingram, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ph.D. Candidate, James Madison University
M.S. James Madison University
  • Language development
  • Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Clinical Supervision and Clinical Education
Cynthia R. O’Donoghue, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Department Head
Ph.D. University of Virginia
  • Adult Neurogenics with particular interest in Acquired Brain Injury (e.g., TBI)
  • Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia of Neurological etiology
Stacey L. Pavelko, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director of Clinical Education
Ph.D. University of Central Florida
  • Emergent writing skills in children with language impairment
  • Language development
Marsha Longerbeam, PhD CCC-SLP
M.S. James Madison University
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory Integration Disorders
  • Behavior Intervention and Management
Ayasakanta Rout, Ph.D.
Director of Audiology
Ph.D.  Purdue University
  • Benefit from Amplification
  • Signal Processing in Hearing Aids
  • Speech Perception in Individuals with Hearing Loss
Jonathan Spindel, Ph.D.
Ph.D. University of Virginia
  • Vestibular and Balance
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Sensory-Neural Engineering