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New Tenure-Track ComD Faculty, 2013

We welcome two new tenure-track Assistant Professors, Dr. Ashwini Joshi and Dr. Amber Thiessen to the ComD faculty in 2013.

Dr. Joshi

Dr. Ashwini Joshi is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston. Dr. Joshi received her doctorate from the University of Kentucky in Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research interests focus on voice and voice disorders. Her doctoral research examined the effects of vocal fold paralysis on various brain regions and its corresponding manifestation on parameters of voice assessment. Prior to starting at the University of Houston, Dr. Joshi worked clinically with adults with acquired speech and language disorders. Please click here for Dr. Joshi's web page.


Dr. Thiessen

Dr. Thiessen received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to completing her Ph.D., she worked as a speech-language pathologist with adults with acquired neurological disorders. Her research focuses on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for adults with acquired neurological disorders. Dr. Thiessen teaches graduate courses in cognitive disorders and augmentative and alternative communication. For Dr. Thiessen's web page, please click here.