Faculty/Staff

The Faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offer a wealth of academic expertise combined with real world experience. They bring to the classroom and clinic an extensive knowledge base and are dedicated to keeping pace with the latest trends and innovations. The Faculty takes pride in quality teaching and providing individual attention to their students.

The Academic and Clinical Faculty have over 100 years of combined clinical experience with an average of over 20 years of experience per faculty member. This enhances their ability to apply basic science information to real life situations and may play a role in the fact that Baylor is highly recognized for its excellence as a clinical training program.

Academic Faculty

Michaela Ritter, Ed.D.
Chair
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ed.D., Baylor University
Email: Michaela_ [email protected]

Paul Blanchet, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Email: [email protected]

Paul Fillmore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Email: [email protected]

J. David Garrett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Email: [email protected]

Jeanne Dodd Murphy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Email: [email protected]

Jungjun Park, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., University of Florida
Email: [email protected]

Kathy A. Whipple, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., University of Memphis
Email: [email protected]

Clinical Faculty

Carrie Drew, Au.D.
Lecturer, Audiologist, Clinical Supervisor
Au.D. A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Email: [email protected]

Donna Powell, M.S.
Senior Lecturer, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Supervisor
M.S., Baylor University
Email: [email protected]

Deborah Rainer, M.S.
Senior Lecturer, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Coordinator
M.S., Baylor University
Email: [email protected]

Hollie Sammons, M.S.
Senior Lecturer, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Supervisor
M.S., University of Texas at Dallas
Email: [email protected]

Susan Sherman, M.S.
Senior Lecturer, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Supervisor
M.S., University of Wyoming
Email: [email protected]

Janice Stewart, M.S.
Senior Lecturer, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Supervisor
M.S., Baylor University
Email: [email protected]

Melony Cannon, M.S.
Part-Time Lecturer, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Supervisor
M.S., Radford University
Email: [email protected]

Jana Parker, M.S.
Part-Time Lecturer, Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Supervisor
M.S., Baylor University
Email: [email protected]

Sign Language / Deaf Education Faculty

Lori Wrzesinski, M.S.
Senior Lecturer of American Sign Language
M.S., Baylor University
Email: [email protected]

Lewis Lummer, Ed.D.
Lecturer in American Sign Language and Deaf Education
Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
Email: [email protected]

Marnie Abrahams, M.A.
Lecturer in American Sign Language
M.A., Hardin Simmons University
Email: [email protected]

Language and Literacy Faculty

Bridgitt Horner
Part-time Lecturer, Reading Specialist
M.A.T., Dallas Baptist University
Email: [email protected]

Edwina Nelson
Senior Lecturer, Reading Specialist
M.A.T., Dallas Baptist University
Email: [email protected]

Katy Reynolds
Part-time Lecturer, Reading Specialist
M.A.T., Dallas Baptist University
Email: [email protected]

Psychology Faculty

Stephanie Jernigan
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Psychology Doctoral Student
Email: [email protected]

Staff

Kathryn Williams
Graduate Program Coordinator
B.B.A., Baylor University
Email: [email protected]

Cheryl Wade
Clinical Administrative Associate
Email: [email protected]

Larry Umberger
Laboratory Assistant, Sign Language
B.A., Gallaudet University
Email: [email protected]