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Communication Disorders and Sciences Faculty & Staff

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Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Program Director
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Karen McLaughlin is a senior lecturer in the CDS program and teaches in the areas of anatomy and physiology of speech and language, and acquired neurological disorders of speech, language, and cognition. Her areas of specialty are aphasia and acquired brain injury.

Office Location:
252 HEDCO Education Building
(541) 346-2092
Director of Clinical Education
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Jennifer Meyer is the Director of Clinical Education and is responsible for all areas of clinical training for Master's students in the program.  She has been with the University of Oregon since 2010.

Office Location:
250 HEDCO Education Building Eugene, OR 97403-5284
(541) 346-3680
Clinic Supervisor
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Heather Weintraub Moore, Ph.D., has clinical and research experience in language development, delays, and disorders in young children. Her research has focused on early intervention policy, assessment, and the effectiveness and use of assistive technology in early intervention.

Office Location:
267 HEDCO Education Building
(541) 346-4996
Graduate Teaching Fellow
Bedoor Nagshabandi's picture

Bedoor Nagshabandi is a doctorate student in the department of Communication Sciences & Disorders with a research concentration on dysphagia.


Marilyn A. Nippold's picture

Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS) at the University of Oregon where she has worked since 1982, teaching and conducting research in language development, literacy, language disorders, critical thinking, and stuttering.

Office Location:
275 HEDCO Education Building Eugene, OR 97403-5252
(541) 346-2587
CDS Student Services Coordinator
Office Location:
2nd Floor HEDCO
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Elise Peltier provides clinical supervision services at the University of Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Center. Prior to joining the University, Elise worked in the medical setting serving adult clients.

Office Location:
Hedco 268
Assistant Professor
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Samantha is an assistant professor and teaches in the area of medical speech-language pathology, including dysphagia and voice disorders.

Office Location:
249 HEDCO Education Building
(541) 346-7494
HEDCO Professor, CDS Program Director
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Office Location:
247 HEDCO Education Building 5284 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-5284
(541) 346-2586
American Sign Language Instructor, Communication Disorders and Sciences
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Office Location:
241 HEDCO Education Building 5284 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-5284
(541) 636-0197