Communication Sciences and Disorders

Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Department offers academic programs in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Speech-Language Pathologists are professionals who assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. Audiologists are professionals who diagnose, treat and help prevent hearing and balance problems. Both professions require a graduate degree for entry into the respective fields.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department provides students with hands on, clinical training in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in our Speech and Hearing Center.

Departmental Contacts

Nancy Colodny, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Chair
718-990-2052
colodnyn@stjohns.edu

Peggy Jacobson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Director, MA Speech-Language Pathology Program

718-990-2055

jacobsop@stjohns.edu

José G. Centeno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Acting Speech and Hearing Clinic Director

718-990-2629

centenoj@stjohns.edu

Donna Geffner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP-A

Au.D. Program Coordinator
718-990-6480
geffnerd@stjohns.edu

Patrick R. Walden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Chair

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
718-990-5586
waldenp@stjohns.edu