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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
310 North Riverpoint Blvd, Box B
Spokane, WA 99202
Lesli Cleveland is an associate professor and chair in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Eastern Washington University. She joined the department in 2008.
Lesli earned a BA degree in English from Emory University in 1992. She completed her MA (2000) and PhD (2009) in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Louisiana State University.
Lesli teaches courses in the areas of child language development and impairment, language and literacy, and multicultural issues.
In addition to Lesli’s administrative responsibilities, her current research interests include emergent and early literacy development and community-based teaching and learning.
Dr. Hashemi Hosseinabad is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Eastern Washington University. She joined the department in Fall 2018. Hedieh earned her BSC and MSC from Iran in Speech Pathology and her PhD in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Cincinnati in 2018.
Dr. Hashemi Hosseinabad’s clinical and translational research focuses on understanding how speech impairments following cleft palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency affect speech intelligibility. The focus of her research lab will be on the importance of different communication partners as a critical component of intelligibility measurement based on International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health -Children and Youth (ICF-CY) conceptual framework. Dr. Hashemi combines complementary measures such as acoustic-based and perceptual-based tools to evaluate speech intelligibility in context.
Her teaching interests include speech science, neurologic foundations of communication disorders, voice and resonance disorders.
Roberta Jackson (Robbie) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders joining the program Fall 1999. With over 30 years of university teaching, she has held positions at the University of California-Santa Barbara, California State University-Long Beach, and California Lutheran University.
She currently serves the graduate program director. Active in professional activities, Robbie has been involved in the leadership level of Washington Speech-Language-Hearing Association since 2000 and is currently a member of the Washington state board of hearing and speech licensing committee.
Robbie’s clinical interests and expertise are in communication disorders in children, specifically stuttering, phonology and language, and in the assessment process for all communication disorders. Currently her research interests center around fluency disorders, voice disorders; specifically, paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction as well as transgender voice.
Doreen Nicholas is the Clinic Director of the University Hearing and Speech Clinic and senior lecturer who joined the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1995.
Jane Pimentel is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, joining the department in fall 1999.
Dr. Pimentel earned two BS degrees in 1983 from Idaho State University; one in psychology and the other in speech pathology and audiology. She completed her MS in 1984 from Idaho State, and completed her PhD in 1993 from the University of Washington, Seattle. In addition to having national certification in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), she holds Board Certification in Adults from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (BC-ANCDS).
Dr. Pimentel teaches courses in the area of neurogenic communication disorders including, communication neuroscience, aphasia, cognitive communicative disorders, motor speech disorders and anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism.
Her research interests include the use of context in the treatment of individuals with dementia, discourse analysis in adult neurogenics and treatment outcomes.
Barbara Peregoy is a senior lecturer joining the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders fall of 2001. She comes to Eastern with almost 20 years of clinical experience in private practice. Her clinical interests are assessment and treatment of hearing disorders and electrophysiology of the auditory mechanism.
She received her BA from Eastern in Communication Disorders in 1979, her master’s degree from Western and completed her clinical doctorate degree in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Science.
Barbara is married and has two sons when she is not supporting Eastern football you can find her, cycling, skiing, hiking or attending a barre class. Go Eagles!
Elizabeth Wilson-Fowler began teaching in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the fall of 2010. She received her doctoral degree from Florida State University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and provides clinical supervision.
Prior to coming to Eastern, she worked as a speech-language pathologist in private practice and in the public schools in Anacortes, Washington. Dr. Wilson-Fowler has assessed and treated children from 3 to 21 years of age with a range of speech and language disorders. Her area of interest focuses on school-age language and literacy.
Lindsay Williams is a Clinical Educator at the University Speech and Hearing Clinic, joining the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2008.
Lindsay received her MA from Washington State University in 1998 and has worked in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, and public schools. Her interests include augmentative and alternative communication and neurogenic communication disorders.
Any party who has a vested interest in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Eastern Washington University may file a complaint against the program or an employee of the program. Complaints can come from constituents within the program (e.g., faculty members, staff members, students) or outside the program (e.g., employers of the program’s graduates, off-campus supervisors, professionals, etc.). Individuals who have complaints regarding sexual harassment, faculty concerns and/or grade appeals should follow the university’s Rules and Policies.
Any party who believes that the Communication Sciences and Disorders program is not in compliance with any number of accreditation standards should address their concerns to the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).