Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty/Supervisors

  • Shawn Sullivan M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Erin Walsh M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Tara Pagotto AuD. CCC/A
  • Erin Knoepfel M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Maura McGuire M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Maria Balakier M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Byron Almekinder M.S.
  • Kelly Somers M.S.

Marla Kovatch M.A., CCC/SLP

Clinical Faculty


I joined MU in 2009 as an adjunct clinical supervisor assisting with speech-language-hearing screenings and language stimulation groups.  I have become a full time clinical faculty member in August 2013.  I am currently a lecturer for CSD 163 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders, facilitator of the MU Aphasia Group and clinical supervisor for the on-campus speech-language-hearing clinic.  I have earned my bachelor degree from Marywood University and Masters degree from the University of Maine.  I have focused my clinical practice in the treatment of both pediatric and geriatric clients in a variety of setting which include hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, public and private schools, and private practice.  I have clinical experience with Family Based Treatment as a service delivery model as well as teaching communication methods for reducing challenging behaviors.  My primary areas of interest are speech-language/cognitive disorders related to aphasia and traumatic brain injury, AAC with complex communication needs, ESL/accent modification, and Language/Literacy.