Full-Time Faculty
Adjunct Faculty/Supervisors
  • Byron Almekinder M.S.
  • Amanda Connell M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Benjamin Ivey Ph.D.CCC/SLP
  • Erin Knoepfel M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Tara Pagotto Au.D. CCC/A
  • Kelly Somers M.S.
  • Shawn Sullivan M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Adrienne Talerico M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Kearston Thomas M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Erin Walsh M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Stephanie Watson M.S. CCC/SLP

Marla Kovatch M.A., CCC/SLP

Instructor of Practice


I joined Marywood University 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 the facilitator of the Marywood University Aphasia Support Group and Clinical Supervisor for the on-campus Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Marywood University and my Master of Arts Degree from University of Maine, Orono. I am a PA licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 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.