Dr. Colodny is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has been a full-time professor since 1997 and is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society as well as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest Group 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia).
Dr. Colodny’s research and clinical interests are in the areas of dysphagia, adult neurogenics, geriatrics and medical speech-language pathology.
She teaches Dysphagia Theory & Practice (CSD 328) at a long term care and sub-acute facility. Her students participate in academic service-learning (AS-L) through the Loving Spoonfuls Feeding Program. Dr. Colodny also teaches a graduate-level AS-L/Global Studies course Management of Pediatric Dysphagia in a Developing Country (CSD 341) in Guatemala in which the students attend lectures and volunteer at an orphanage/ hospital with infants and children with special needs and complex medical issues.