SPED/CD Faculty

 

Moumita Choudhury

Dr. Moumita Choudhury

College Assistant Professor, Director of Audiology
674-0596
moumc@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Choudhury received a Doctorate in Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Previously, she worked at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Choudhury is experienced in providing comprehensive audiological evaluations for adults (Read more)


Anne CobosAnne Cobos
College Assistant Professor
646-7687
acobos@nmsu.edu

Biography

Anne Cobos received her BS from University of New Mexico, and MS from Arizona State University with an emphasis in geriatric communication disorders. She worked for 24 years as a private practitioner in the acute care setting and 18 years in the public school setting. (Read more)


Dr. Heike Lehnert-LeHouillier

Dr. Heike Lehner-LeHouillier

Assistant Professor
646-5560
hlehnert@nmsu.edu

Biography:

Dr. Lehnert-LeHouillier received a Ph.D. in Linguistics and a M.A. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from the University at Buffalo – State University of New York. She also completed a nine-month internship at Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT. After receiving her Ph.D., she completed a NIH postdoctoral fellowship (Read more)


Dr. Loana MasonDr. Loana Mason

College Associate Professor
646-5703
loanam@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Mason has been the Director of the Visual Impairment Program at New Mexico State University since the summer of 2012.  She earned both her M.A. in Special Education: Visual Impairment in 1994 and her Ed.D. with an emphasis in Special Education and a minor in Applied Statistics and Research methods in 2012 from the University of Northern Colorado.(Read more)

 


Dr. Bijoyaa MohapatraDr. Bijoyaa Mohapatra

Assistant Professor
646-2402
bmohap@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Mohapatra earned her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia. During her doctoral training she conducted research studies to explore executive function, working memory, and attention skills in aphasia and aging. Currently her research interest includes psychophysiological measurement of cognitive behavior, biofeedback training, and complementary-alternative practices in aphasia rehabilitation. Dr. Mohapatra also holds the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and one of her research interests also includes higher education pedagogy.



Dr. Srikanta Mishra

Dr. Srikanta Mishra

Assistant Professor
646-7831
smishra@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Mishra earned his PhD in Audiology from the University of Southampton, England. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Carolina Abdala in her Development of Human Auditory Function Laboratory at the House Ear Institute, Los Angeles. Dr. Mishra holds clinical competence certificate in Audiology from the American Speech Language & Hearing Association. (Read more)



Dr. Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss

Dr. Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss

Assistant Professor
646-4121
sramdoss@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a doctoral degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Previously, he earned a master’s degree in Philosophy from Madurai Kamaraj University, India and a masters degree in Counseling from Santa Clara University, California. (Read more)


Dr. Deborah Rhein

Dr. Deborah Rhein

Associate Professor
646-4313
drhein@nmsu.edu

Biography

Deborah Rhein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and a bilingual speech-language pathologist in the Special Education and Communication Disorders Department. She specializes in the assessment of language differences versus language disorders and in the linguistic relationship to literacy development in students. She created and is director of the bilingual strand in the communication disorders graduate program. (Read more)

 


Dr. Loretta Salas

Dr. Loretta Salas

Associate Professor
646-8124
losalas@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr Salas holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in multicultural studies and critical theory. Her minor is in the area of bilingual/multicultural special education. Prior to coming to NMSU, she worked at the University of New Mexico in their teacher training program. Currently, she teaches the curriculum course in special education, (Read more)

 

 


Dr. Alfred Valdez

Dr. Alfred Valdez

Associate Professor
646-7607
valdez1@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Valdez received his Bachelor of University Studies and Master of Science degrees at the University of New Mexico. His bachelor’s degree emphasized studies in special education, psychology and communicative disorders and he received his master’s degree in speech-language pathology. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (Read more)

 


Dr. Victoria White

Dr. Victoria White

Interim Academic Head, Professor
646-5973
vwhite@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Victoria White is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University. She earned her BS and MA in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. She also earned her Ph.D from Wichita State, with a major in Communicative Disorders and Sciences and a minor in Special Education Administration. (Read more)

 


Charlotte H. MasonCharlotte H. Mason

Biography

Charlotte H. Mason, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a college assistant professor in the New Mexico State University Communication Disorders Program. She has spent over 20 years working in pediatric speech-language pathology settings including public schools with particular focus in autism and early language development. Along with her experience in the public schools, she also has worked with the birth to three population conducting home evaluations and therapy, in outpatient facilities, and in home visitation serving adults and children with developmental disabilities. 

 


Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Kathleen ChinnDr. Kathleen Chinn

Professor Emeritus

Biography

Associate Professor, Dr. Kathleen M. Chinn is the Component Leader for Special Education and the Director of Deaf Education. She received her MS in Deaf Education in 1984 and her Ed.D also in Deaf Education in 1997, both from Lamar University. She has taught both nationally and internationally preparing educators of the deaf, audiologists and speech-language pathologist for careers in the fields of Communication Disorders and Deafness. (Read More)


Dr. Jack Cole
Professor Emeritus


Stephen FarmerDr. Stephen Farmer
Professor Emeritus

 

 

 

 

 


Anne GallegosDr. Anne Gallegos
Professor Emeritus

Biography

Dr. Anne Gallegos is a Professor of Special Education in the Department of Special Education/Communication Disorders. She has worked in the field of education for over 30 years, having taught high school, directed programs in community-based settings, and instructed at several universities. Dr. Gallegos teaches coursework related to general special education and bilingual/multicultural special education. (Read More)

 

 


Dr. Linda Leeper
Professor Emeritus


elissa poelDr. Elissa Pole
Professor Emeritus

Biography

Dr. Elissa Wolfe Poel is the Director of the Special Education Student Teaching Program. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and both M.A.T. and Ph.D. degrees from New Mexico State University. Her teaching areas are: Teacher Preparation, General Special Education, and Bilingual Special Education. Her areas of interest are inclusive practices, international student teaching, assistive technology, and specific learning disabilities. (Read More)