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.

Andrea M. Novak M.A., CCC/SLP

Clinical Faculty; Department Chairperson, Graduate Program Director

novak@marywood.edu

I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Marywood University and my Master of Arts Degree from Edinboro University. I am a PA licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I currently am the Chairperson and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  In addition to these roles, I also supervise student clinicians in the Marywood University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, coordinate off-campus internships, and am the advisor for the University chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  I teach Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism to undergraduate students and Independent Study in Clinical Methods and Processes as well as Professional Issues in SLP to graduate students.  My clinical areas of interest lie in adult cognition/neurogenics, supervision, phonology, and swallowing disorders.

Research / Presentations

Andrea Novak, Chairperson in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, recently gave a presentation entitled Dysphagia - Diagnosis and Treatment at the Nutritional Support Workshop sponsored by the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition, she was a presenter at the Mid Valley School District's Annual Job Shadow Day.  She has also given presentations entitled Speech-Language-Hearing Development at the Family Place Workshops sponsored by the Scranton Public Library - Greenridge Branch, where children (up to 3 years old) and parents have the opportunity to receive information in the development and care of their children.