Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Welcome From the Department Chair

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Welcome to the Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Department website. 

We are excited to start another academic year with an incredible group of faculty members and talented undergraduate and graduate students. In particular, I’d like to welcome the following new faculty to the department for the 2013-14 year: clinical faculty Ms. Sun Young Lee, Ms. Ashley Rice, and Ms. Daisy Smiley, and per course affiliates, Ms. Heather Franks, Ms. Vanessa Peregrim, and Ms. Leigh Root. I’d also like to extend my congratulations to current faculty members who are changing positions within the Department: Drs. Sally Gallena and Donna Pitts, who will be joining us as the newest members of the tenured/tenure-track faculty; Ms.Cindy Nichols who is joining the clinical faculty full time, and Ms. Kara Tignor, who has been named the Division Director for the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic at the Loyola Clinical Centers.

We’ve also created a new Facebook page for all of our alumni, faculty, and speech-language pathology/audiology community members to follow the latest department news.

We hope that you use this site to find out more about our faculty, the undergraduate program, post-baccalaureate coursework, graduate program, and the current department news.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Marie R Kerins, Ed.D. CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Chair
Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology