Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Faculty Listing
Susan Behrens, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.A., Queens College of the City University of New York
M.A., Brown University
Ph.D., Brown University
Susan J. Behrens holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Brown University. At Brown, and later as a research associate at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (NY) and Cambridge University (UK), Susan conducted research on the processing of language and its neural connections. At MMC, Susan is an Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She teaches Normal Language Acquisition, Phonetics, Sociolinguistics and Issues in Bilingualism, and Speech and Hearing Science. Her textbooks include An Introduction to Speech Science (with Jack Ryalls; Allyn and Bacon, 2000), Grammar (Routledge 2010)and Language in the Real World (with Judith Parker, Routledge, 2010).
Behrens, Susan J. Grammar: A Pocket Guide.Oxon: Routledge Press, 2010. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415493598.
Behrens, Susan J., and Judith A. Parker, eds. Language in the Real World: An Introduction to Linguistics.New York: Routledge Press. 2010. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415774680/ .
Behrens, Susan J. and Rebecca Sperling. “Language Variation: Students and Teachers Reflect on Accents and Dialects.” Eds. Susan J. Behrens and Judith A. Parker.Language in the Real World: An Introduction to Linguistics. New York: Routledge. 2010. 11-26.
Behrens, Susan J. “Control/F to a Stronger Vocabulary.” Research and Teaching in Developmental Education 26 1 (2010): 55-57. Behrens, Susan J. “Dishing It Out: Critiquing Your Critiques.”Chronicle of Higher Education,Vol. LVI. 24 (Feb. 26, 2010): A33. Behrens, Susan J., and Cindy Mercer. “The Ambiguous Nature of Bilingualism and its Ramifications for Writing Instruction.”NADE DigestIn press. Behrens, Susan J. “Teaching ‘The Grapes of Wrath’.” Field Notes. In press.
Our Mutual Estate: Grammar in the Classroom.May 25, 2010. Conference for New York City Department of Education Assistant Principals, hosted by MMC. Behrens, Susan J, and Cindy Mercer.What is Native Fluency? A Case Study in the Ambiguous Nature of Bilingualism and its Ramifications for Writing Instruction. Cassola Conference on Teaching Communication. Johnson and Wales University: Providence, RI. April 2009.
Ann Jablon, Ph.D.
Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Program Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.A., Queens College of The City University of New York
M.A., Queens College of The City University of New York
Ph.D., The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.
Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Chair Communication Sciences and Disorders. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ann D. Jablon holds a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences (Psycholinguistics) from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Before joining Marymount Manhattan, Dr. Jablon conducted research in lexical and syntactic processing in typical adults. She also maintained a pediatric practice in speech-language pathology for over 15 years. In her practice, she primarily served children who were diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders and those diagnosed with learning disabilities. Dr. Jablon has been at Marymount Manhattan College for over 15 years. She teaches a broad range of courses within the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology major. Her current areas of interest include the nature of clinical teaching in the profession and the practice of bilingual speech-language pathology. She has written and presented on these topics.
B.A., Marymount Manhattan College
M.Phil., City University of New York, Graduate Center
Ph.D., City University of New York, Graduate Center
Margaret Shakibai earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Marymount Manhattan College in 2001. She earned a Masters of Philosophy and Doctorate of Philosophy from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. She is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association as a speech language pathologist. She has worked with children with a range of communication disorders, including those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, Down’s Syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Before joining the faculty at Marymount, she taught courses within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Marymount, Brooklyn College, and William Paterson University of New Jersey. She also served as a research associate and later as a post doctoral fellow at the Developmental Neurolinguistics Lab at the CUNY Graduate Center, studying maturation of language processing abilities from infancy through adulthood.
- Speech, language and communication development and disorders
- Literacy development and disorders
- Research design and methodologies
- Speech segmentation and processing abilities of typically- and atypically-developing infants
- Language acquisition and processing abilities of typically- and atypically-developing infants and children
- Early identification and intervention of children at-risk for language disorders, reading difficulty, and autism spectrum disorders
- Etiology of autism spectrum disorders
Teresa Signorelli, Ph.D.
B.A. Binghamton University
M.S. Boston University
Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center
Teresa M. Signorelli is the Director of Marymount’s speech and hearing clinic that provides therapy and evaluations to adults and children with communication and related needs. She is a bilingual speech-language pathologist in practice since 1993 and has worked with patients with a variety of communication and feeding disorders in private practice, school and hospital settings. Her practice also extends to corporate clients with professional needs including accent modification and public speaking. Dr. Signorelli’s research regards speech perception and production, memory and aging language skills in multilingual speakers. She has presented her work at conferences internationally and collaborates with scientists in the United States and abroad.