Communication Disorders and Sciences Faculty

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Austin, Gary F., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1973; 1984.

Beck, Richard J., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1987; 1990. Chronic pain, substance abuse, workers’ compensation, and cross-cultural counseling.

Benshoff, John J., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1987; 1988. Rehabilitation Counseling.

Blache, Stephen E., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., The Ohio University - Athens, 1970; 1971.

Bordieri, James E., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1980; 1986. Vocational evaluation, rehabilitation administration, job placement, rehabilitation management.

Boyer, Valerie, Associate Professor, Ph.D., SIUC, 2006; 2009. Child Language, animal-assisted therapy.

Bryson, Seymour L., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1972; 1969.

Crimando, William, Professor, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1980; 1980. Job development and placement, computers in rehabilitation, adjustment services, staff training and development.

Cuvo, Anthony J., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1973; 1973.

Davis, Paula K., Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1989; 1995.

Dixon, Mark, Professor, Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno, 1998; 2000. Behavior analysis, behavior therapy and medicine, gambling, brain injury.

Falvo, Donna, Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1978; 1974.

Flowers, Carl, Professor and Director, Rh.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1993; 2002.

Franca, Maria Claudia, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006; 2008. Voice science and multicultural issues related to communication disorders and sciences.

Greene, Brandon, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Florida State University, 1979; 1979. Behavior analysis in consumer affairs; parent and staff training.

Jowett Hirst, Erica S., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2014; 2015. Behavioral psychology, preference for skill-acquisition procedures, parent training.

Koch, D. Shane, Professor, Rh.D., Southern Illinois University, 1999; 2005. Rehabilitation counseling, alcohol, drugs, and disability.

Lehr, Robert P., Jr., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Baylor University, 1971; 1973.

Nichols, Jane L., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2007; 2012. Rehabilitation Counseling, challenges in communication, decision making, and addictive behaviors.

Poppen, Roger L., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1968; 1970.

Redner, Ryan N., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2012; 2015. Tobacco regulatory science, treatment of smoking, application of behavioral economics.

Rehfeldt, Ruth Anne, Professor, Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno, 1998; 2000. Autism, language acquisition and enhancement, supported employment, applied behavior analysis.

Rubin, Stanford E., Professor, Emeritus, Ed.D., University of Illinois, 1968; 1980.

Schultz, Martin C., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1955; 1986.

Simpson, Kenneth O., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1995; 1994. Alternative/augmentative communication, motor speech disorders.

Taylor, Darrell, Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of South Florida, 1992; 1992. Vocational evaluation and work adjustment, cognate rehabilitation counseling.

Upton, Thomas, Professor, Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 2000; 2000. Rehabilitation counseling, advances in rehabilitation, persons with brain injury, disability attitudes, and postsecondary educational accommodations.

Vieceli, Louis, Associate Professor, Emeritus, M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1959; 1958.

Wright, W. Russell, Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1974; 1971.