Communication Science & Disorders Welcomes New Faculty

Fall semester brings new faculty and staff to the School of Communication Science & Disorders at FSU’s College of Communication & Information.

MichelelTherrien Michelle Therrien, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Therrien completed her Master’s in Computational Linguistics from University of Washington and her doctorate from Penn State University. Dr. Therrien’s research focuses on increasing and improving social interaction for children who use augmentative and alternative communication, including those with autism spectrum disorders.

SanaTibiSana Tibi, PhD, Assistant Professor

Dr. Tibi has completed a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Bath, England. She completed two doctoral degrees; one in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida and another in Cognitive Studies of Reading, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, Canada. She has published numerous research articles in the area of Arabic literacy. Her research interests involve investigations of cognitive and linguistic processes associated with reading in typically developing children and in children with dyslexia.
ElizabethMaddenElizabeth Madden, PhD, Assistant Professor

Ms. Madden received her Bachelor’s and Master’s at Vanderbilt University and then worked as a speech-language pathologist before starting her PhD program, which she completed from the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at University of Washington last month. This Fall, she’ll be teaching Introduction to Communication Science and Disorders at the undergraduate level and a seminar on Aphasia at the graduate level. Her research is focused on aphasia rehabilitation. Her other research interests include developing and testing behavioral treatments that aim to improve reading and writing abilities in individuals with aphasia.

KS Professional Pic[1]Kristen Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor

Dr. Smith received her Bachelor’s in American Sign Language from Madonna University, her Master’s in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from University of Tennessee and her doctorate in Special Education from Texas Tech University. Before joining the School of Communication Science & Disorders, Dr. Smith was the ASL instructor for a virtual school and has taught American Sign Language for many years. Her research is focused on deaf and hard of hearing education and American Sign Language.

Kelly Windsor, Post Doc

Kelly continues her work with the School of Communication Science & Disorders, leaving her position as a Data Analyst.

Mollie Romano, Assistant in Research

Mollie continues her work with the School of Communication Science & Disorders, leaving her position as a Program Coordinator.