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The Department has 13 full-time faculty, and additional clinical and instructional staff who teach graduate and undergraduate courses and supervise graduate student clinicians in the Speech and Hearing Center and at clinical facilities throughout the New York metropolitan area. Faculty members publish in peer-reviewed journals and are engaged in ongoing research programs in their respective areas of specialization. All students receive academic advisement from a member of the full-time faculty.

Full-time Faculty

Diana Almodovar, Ph.D.

Diana Almodovar, Ph.D.E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-6772
Office: Speech Building, Room 215A
Rank: Assistant Professor / Externship Coordinator
Degrees: M.A., Queens College, M.Phil. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Graduate Center, CUNY, Ph.D. Graduate Center, CUNY
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Alison Behrman, Ph.D.

Alison Behrman, Ph.D. E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-7308
Office: Speech Building, Room 229A
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees: B.A., University of Michigan, M.A., New York University, Ph.D., Columbia University
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Mary Boylan, M.A.

Mary Boylan, M.A.E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8020
Office: Speech Building, Room 130
Rank: Lecturer/ Undergraduate Program Director
Degrees: B.A., M.A., Lehman College, CUNY
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Stephen Cavallo, Ph.D.

Stephen Cavallo, Ph.D. E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8003
Office: Speech Building, Room 220
Rank: Associate Professor / Department Chair
Degrees: Ph.D., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia Univ.
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Peggy Conner, Ph.D.

Peggy Conner, Ph.D.E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8030
Office: Speech Building, Room 134
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees: Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY
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Talita Fortunato, Ph.D. 

Talita Fortunato, Ph.D.E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-7160
Office: Speech Building, Room 133
Degrees: Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY
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Cheryl Smith Gabig, Ph.D.

Cheryl Smith Gabig, Ph.D.E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8031
Office: Speech Building, Room 220
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees: Ph.D., Univ. of Connecticut
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Mira Goral, Ph.D

Mira Goral, Ph.DEmail Address:
Phone Number: 718 960-8460
Office: Speech Building, Room 219
Rank: Professor
Degrees: Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY
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John Locke, Ph.D.

John Locke, Ph.D. E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8033
Office: Speech Building-217
Rank: Professor
Degrees: B.A. Ripon College; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio Univ.; CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow 
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Lynn Rosenberg, M.S.

Lynn Rosenberg, M.S.E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8116
Office: Speech Building, Room 222
Rank: Lecturer/Deputy Chair
Degrees: M.S., Buffalo State College
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Christine Rota-Donahue, Ph.D.

Christine Rota-Donahue, Ph.D.E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8017
Office: Speech Building, Room 229B
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degree: B.A., Paris VI, M.S., Hunter College, Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY
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Liat Seiger-Gardiner, Ph.D.

Liat Seiger-Gardiner, Ph.D.E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8028
Office: Speech Building, Room 216
Rank: Associate Professor / Graduate Program Director
Degrees: Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY
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