Randy Aker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-2852
(818) 677-2632 (fax)
randy.aker@csun.edu

C. Randall Aker attended Memphis State University, where he received a B.S. in microbiology. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in speech pathology from Florida State University and completed a post-graduate residency at Duke University Medical Center, specializing in adult neurogenic disorders.

Dr. Aker worked extensively in hospitals and rehabilitation settings until he joined the faculty at CSUN. His clinical background includes treatment of adolescents and adults who have sustained strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and other acquired neurogenically based communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders. He continues to maintain a part-time affiliation with a local medical center.

Michael Biel, CscD, CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-2852
(818) 677-2632 (fax)
michael.biel@csun.edu

Dr. Michael Biel is a speech-language pathologist and an assistant professor at CSUN in the department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. Dr. Biel received his M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences from CSUN in 1993 and his clinical doctorate degree in medical speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010.

Dr. Biel has 19 years of experience working for the Veteran's Affairs and UCLA health care systems. In 2006, he was the inaugural recipient of the Rick R. Bollinger Clinician of the Year award from the Association of VA Speech-Language Pathologists.

Reed Elliott, M.A., CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-2852
(818) 677-2632 (fax)
reed.elliott@csun.edu

Reed Elliott is a specialist in the area of speech, reading and writing instruction. He is an associate professor for the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department of California State University at Northridge, where he specializes in children's language development.

Professor Elliott has served people with communicative handicaps all his adult life. During the past 35 years he worked primarily with children and young adults with mental retardation and autism, adolescents withmental illness, and young men and women imprisoned because of severe criminal behavior. In addition, he has worked as a speech/language pathologist in private practice and as a consultant to group homes serving people with developmental disabilities. He has received grants and awards for research and program development, has published numerous scientific papers, co-authored a self-help book with psychologist Tom Prinz, and developed educational software programs used both in primary and secondary grades throughout California. He is a frequent presenter and panelist at conferences and training seminars, has served on the Ventura County Mental Health Advisory Board, and has been honored by the California Department of Developmental Services, the California Youth Authority, and the California State University at Northridge. Recently he was named a Fellow of the South Coast Writing Project at the University of California in Santa Barbara.

Sherry Foldvary, M.B.A., M.A., CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-2880 (direct line)
(818) 677-5598 (fax)
sherry.foldvary@csun.edu

Sherry Foldvary attended Loma Linda University, where she received a B.S. in speech pathology and audiology. She received her M.A. in communication disorders from California State University, Northridge and completed an MBA at La Sierra University. She worked as a medical speech-language pathologist throughout most of her career. As director of rehabilitation and diabetes services at White Memorial Medical Center, a 350-bed medical center located in East Los Angeles, she managed operations for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, occupational medicine services, the neurodiagnostic (EEG) department, and the East Los Angeles Center for Diabetes. She was responsible for 15 programs/cost centers and a staff of 100 therapists, therapy assistants, nurses, technicians and support personnel.

Professor Foldvary began her career at Glendale Adventist Medical Center as a staff therapist and manager for the Communication Disorders Department. Her clinical expertise is in the area of pediatric and adult brain injury, stroke and dysphagia. She is a supervisor for the beginning and advanced diagnostic clinics on the CSUN campus and is fluent in English and Spanish.

She has lectured and presented at conferences and seminars over the years in the areas of brain injury, pediatric dysphagia and administrative issues in rehabilitation. She served on the Governing Board of the California Rehabilitation Association/Western Alliance for Rehabilitation and was the Vice Chair for the California Hospital Association, Center for Medical Rehabilitation Services Advisory Board. Ms. Foldvary is the coordinator of the CSUN Communication Disorders and Sciences, Distance Learning Program.

Karen Jones Green, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8279

Main Office (818) 677-2852
Fax (818) 677-2632
karen.j.green@csun.edu

Karen Jones Green attended the University of Texas at El Paso where she received a B.A. in English and speech. She received a M.A. in speech pathology from Texas Tech University, and an Ed.D. in Special Education from the University of Houston. Dr. Green has years of experience in diagnosing and treating language-based learning disabilities.

Dr. Green served on the Texas Licensure Board for six years and served on the ASHA Continuing Education Board for five years. She has received five awards for Continuing Education from ASHA.

Dr. Green has worked in many different settings, including universities, public schools, private school, hospitals, psychiatric facility, nursing homes and private practice. Her presentations include topics on distance learning, learning disabilities, innovative university classes, treatment in an adolescent psychiatric facility, in-service training for the regular education teacher, private practice, teacher beliefs concerning mainstreaming, and language performance of Anglo and Mexican-American children.

Edward Hall, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and CCC-A

Language Development and Credential Coordinator
Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8279

Main Office (818) 677-2852
Fax (818) 677-2632
ehall@csun.edu

Dr. Hall graduated from the University of Hawaii with an M.A. in speech in communications, with an emphasis in speech pathology and audiology. He was a speech therapist for the Department of Education in Hawaii for five years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in communicative disorders and joined the California State University, Northridge Department of Speech Communications in 1971. He has dual certification and licensure in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Hall's major interest is language development in children and speech therapy in the public schools. He is also involved in computer research, particularly relating to interactive video. In addition to teaching full time at CSUN, he is a consultant to the Department of Speech Pathology at the Sepulveda Veterans Medical Center.

Catherine Jackson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

Main Office (818) 677-2852
Fax (818) 677-2632
catherine.jackson@csun.edu

Catherine Jackson is a professor at California State University at Northridge (CSUN), in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. She received her B.A. in Communicative Disorders at the University of Redlands, and completed her M.S. in Communication Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her Ph.D. is in linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. In addition to teaching at CSUN, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including acute and outpatient medical facilities, private practice, home health, and schools.

Dr. Jackson’s focus during her more than 35 years in the field of communication disorders has been primarily on neurogenic speech and language disorders in children and adults. She teaches courses in speech science, adult language and cognitive disorders, motor speech disorders, and swallowing/feeding disorders. She has more than 30 publications on aphasia, dementia, motor speech disorders, and university training/supervision in CDS. She has presented numerous papers and workshops, both nationally and internationally. Her current research interests include benefits of intensive communication practice groups for improving communication skills of individuals with aphasia, and discourse analysis of individuals with neurogenic disorders.

Kyle Mamiya, M.S., CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8279

(818) 677-2852
(818) 677-2632 (fax)
kyle.h.mamiya@csun.edu

Kyle Mamiya works as a speech-language pathologist specializing in voice. He has taught the voice section of the undergraduate and graduate Voice and Fluency courses over the past two years. His treatment interests include dysphagia, neurogenic communication disorders, and patients with vocal cord pathologies, laryngectomies, tracheostomies and cognitive impairments. He participates in an interdisciplinary Veterans Administration Task Force on Dysphagia. Professor Mamiya also supervises students. He has made presentations at the Parkinson's Association as well as laryngectomy support groups. Professor Mamiya holds a Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Northridge where he graduated with Distinction, and a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

William McFarland, Ph.D., CCC-A

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-2852
(818) 677-2632 (fax)

Dr. McFarland received his doctorate from the University of Washington in 1969. Since then, he has served as a professor of audiology at various universities and held administrative and research positions. He completed post-doctoral study at the University of Wisconsin and has done research on cochlear implants and newborn hearing screening at the Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. McFarland also served as chairman of Audiology at Gallaudet University (a university for the deaf); director of audiology at the renowned House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles; senior research associate at the House Ear Institute where he studied the effect of surgically implanted hearing aids; and as associate professor of audiology at California State University, Northridge. For many years he has provided free hearing aids to the poor in Mexico and Central and South America.

Christine Strike-Roussos, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8279

(818) 677-2852
(818) 677-2833 (direct line)
(818) 677-2632 (fax)
christine.strike@csun.edu

Dr. Strike Roussos is an associate professor in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of speech development and pediatric speech disorders, diagnostic methods and clinical teaching/clinical supervision. Dr. Strike-Roussos attended Northwestern University where she earned undergraduate and master's degrees in Communicative Disorders. She then worked for 10 years in Northern California as a speech specialist for Murray School District; as a speech pathologist at Children's Hospital of the East Bay; and as the clinic coordinator at California State University, Hayward (now CSU East Bay.) In 1984, Dr. Strike Roussos pursued doctoral studies at Indiana University. Upon completion of her Ph.D. in speech & hearing sciences, she returned to California and worked at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica before joining the faculty at CSUN.

Judith E. Trost-Cardamone, Ph.D., CCC/SLP, FASHA

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-2852
(818) 677-2632 (fax)
judith.e.trost-cardamone@csun.edu

Judith Trost-Cardamone is Professor Emeritus at California State University at Northridge (CSUN), Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDS). She is retired from her 24-year full time teaching position at CSUN/CDS and continues to teach in the online/Distance Learning MS Degree Program through the College of Extended Learning. She is Speech Consultant for the Ventura County Medical Center Cleft Palate Team. Dr. Trost-Cardamone received her BS, MA and PhD degrees through the Department of Communicative Disorders, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Throughout her career of university teaching and hospital based speech-language pathology, Dr. Trost-Cardamone has served as a professional resource for school-based clinicians and as a resource in other medical and non-medical settings locally, nationally and internationally. She brings over 35 years of experience to the management of congenital and acquired (structural and neurogenic) speech resonance and articulation and disorders in children and adults. She has given numerous seminars and workshops on these topics and is nationally and internationally recognized for her clinical expertise and educational contributions. She has given over 150 workshops and professional papers.

Dr. Trost-Cardamone's research and publications have focused on the description, assessment and treatment of craniofacial speech disorders. She is co-author of The Clinician's Guide to Treating Cleft Palate Speech (2006) and of the landmark article, "Universal Parameters for Reporting Speech outcomes in Individuals with Cleft Palate" Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 2008). She is co-coordinator of the ongoing Americleft Speech Outcomes Project. Dr. Trost-Cardamone is a Fellow of ASHA. She is Member, Archives Chair and past-Secretary of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and past-Editor of the ACPA Newsletter, and Past-President of the Academy of Aphasia. She is a volunteer with Re-Surge International (formerly Interplast) where she travels as a Visiting Educator and to provide and develop speech services for children with clefts in underserved regions of the world.

Andrew Vermiglio, Au.D., CCC-A

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-2852
(818) 677-2632 (fax)
andrew.vermiglio@csun.edu

Dr. Andrew Vermiglio is an audiologist and an assistant professor at CSUN in the department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. He has worked as a Senior Research Associate at the House Ear Institute (HEI) in the Department of Human Communication Sciences and Devices. At HEI, Dr. Vermiglio was involved in the development of the Windows-based Hearing in Noise Test (HINT), the development of the Source Azimuth Identification in Noise Test (SAINT), and FDA trials of the Bone Anchored Hearing Appliance (BAHA) device for patients with single-sided deafness. Additionally, he was involved in the study for the development of hearing guidelines for the California Commission for Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). Dr. Vermiglio worked as a clinical audiologist at the House Ear Clinic and the VA Medical Center in Long Beach. He has also worked as a research associate in the Department of Auditory Electrophysiology at HEI.

Dr. Vermiglio has given lectures on hearing and hearing conservation for the LA Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, the Piano Tuners Guild, KoSA International Percussion Workshop, United States Institute for Theater Technology Conference and Stage Expo, the USC School of Music, and the American Academy of Audiology. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Fox News, CBS News and in the documentary "The Heart is a Drum Machine" with engineer and producer Eddie Kramer.

In addition to his professional experience in the fields of audiology and hearing research, Dr. Vermiglio is a former U.S. Navy musician and drum instructor for the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music. He has performed and recorded music with a long list of talented artists and continues to play the drums as a freelance musician.

Elizabeth Weber, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-2852
(818) 677-2632 (fax)
elizabeth.weber@csun.edu

Elizabeth G. Weber attended Queens College, City University of New York where she received a B. A. in sociology and an M. A. in philosophy. After moving to California, she received a Ph. D. in linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M. A. in communication disorders and sciences from California State University, Northridge.

In addition to teaching full time in the Communication Disorders Department at CSUN, Dr. Weber maintains a small private practice in which she works with children with diagnoses of specific language impairment, language/learning disability, autism and phonological disorder.

Dr. Weber is a co-leader of social communication groups provided through the UCLA Family Support Program. Groups meet weekly in West LA, the San Fernando Valley, Burbank, Ventura, and Pasadena for children and adults with social communication problems.

Gail Wilson Lew, M.A., CCC-SLP

Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-2852
(fax) (818) 677-2632
gail.lew@csun.edu

For over 20 years Professor Lew has taught in a variety of settings, mostly in the public schools. She has a private practice where she specializes in children and adults who stutter. She teaches the undergraduate and graduate level fluency classes and supervises a stuttering clinic at California State University, Northridge, and has been a facilitator of the Los Angeles County-Pasadena Chapter of the National Stuttering Association. She conducts special workshops for children who stutter and their families at Pasadena City College . Professor Lew has published several articles, spoken at several school districts and conventions, and authored a children's book on stuttering. She is recognized as a board certified fluency specialist by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).