SPED/CD Faculty

 

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 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. She has been a faculty member for NMSU, UTEP, and an adjunct instructor for the Paul Foster School of Medicine. She also supervises for Texas Woman’s University. Mrs. Cobos holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed as a speech language pathologist by the states of New Mexico and Texas.


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)


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Dr. 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)

 

 


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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. Randa Keeley

Dr. Randa Keeley

Assistant Professor
646-5973
rkeeley@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Keeley received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.  Her Bachelor degree largely focused on technical writing as it relates to the law and legislation.  She continued her education and received a Master of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce, in Commerce, Texas. (Read More)

 


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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. Karen PotterDr. Karen Potter

Program Director of SPED, Assistant Professor
646-1562
potterk@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Potter joined NMSU in Fall of 2014. Prior to this, she earned a doctorate from the University of New Mexico and focused her doctoral research on understanding new special education teachers’ perspectives of their assessment preparation. She has also worked at a scholarly level with literacy intervention for students with complex support needs. (Read More)

 

 


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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)


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Dr. Amelia Rau

Assistant Professor
646-2057
amrau@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Rau completed a bachelor’s degree in both Spanish and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Iowa.  She achieved her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Arizona State University, was trained in bilingual Speech-Language-Pathology research at the University of Minnesota, and graduated with her Ph.D. in Special Education at New Mexico State University. (Read More)


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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)


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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 Univerisity of New Mexico in their teacher training program. Currently, she teaches the curriculum course in special education, (Read More)


08/31/2015: NMSU College of Education faculty member Breanna Sherrow (Photo by Darren Phillips)

Dr. Breanna Sherrow

Assistant Professor
646-2364
bsherrow@nmsu.edu

Biography:

Dr. Sherrow received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She then continued her education and received a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Arizona. Her master’s thesis explored principals’ and teachers’ experiences with looping and multiage practices. (Read More)

 


10/11/2012: Alfred Valdez (photo by Darren Phillips)

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)

 


08/02/2013: Human Performance, Dance and Recreation department head Robert Wood (photo by Darren Phillips)

Dr. Robert Wood

Interim Academic Head, Professor
646-2441
bobwood@ad.nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Bob Wood was born and raised in upstate New York. He attended the State University of New York at Cortland where he received his Bachelors degree as a double major in PhysicalEducation and Biology. From there he received his Graduate Education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, having received his PhD in Kinesiology in 1996. (Read More)

 


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Tenecia Yeboah

College Assistant Professor, Director of Clinic

646-7987
tyeboah@nmsu.edu

Biography

Ms. Trammel-Yeboah presently serves as College Assistant Professor and the new Coordinator of Clinical Services for the Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center. She brings to the program 15 years of experience in a variety of settings, including early intervention, school-based programs, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and private practice.(Read More)


Emeritus Faculty

Dr. ChinDr. 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

 

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Professor Emeritus

 

 

 

 


gallegos_anneDr. 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

 

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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)