Program Director of Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
PhD, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Applied Language & Speech Sciences
BSc, University College Cork, Ireland, Speech Language Therapy
Office location: SMRC 234
Office phone: (610) 625.7202
Dr. Keegan is program director of the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Her previous experience includes serving as the Undergraduate Program Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
Dr. Keegan’s primary research focuses on identifying the linguistic skills of individuals with cognitive communication disorders after traumatic brain injury. She employs various linguistic analysis methods to investigate the communication strengths and skills of this population. As a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, she provides Speech-Language Pathology services to individuals with traumatic brain injury and thus, her research also examines optimal treatment approaches for these cognitive communication difficulties. In addition to clinical research, Dr. Keegan also conducts research in the scholarship of teaching and learning as related to the areas of clinical education, experiential learning and problem-based learning. Dr. Keegan has numerous peer-reviewed publications, has received funding from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and has presented her work at many national and international conferences.
Director of Clinical Education of Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
MS, Speech-Language Pathology, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
BS, Speech-Language Pathology, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri
Office location: SMRC 275
Office phone: (610) 625.7216
Yvette McCoy is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Rehabilitative Sciences Department and Director of Clinical Education at Moravian College. She obtained her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She currently holds her board certification in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Her current clinical and research interests include swallowing neurophysiology and rehabilitation of the impaired swallowing mechanism. She is currently collaborating with other experts in the field to research how speech-language pathologists can modulate the principles of exercise science for swallowing rehabilitation. She is also passionate about patient centered care and the impact of dysphagia among those who care for them. Yvette has numerous peer-reviewed publications, and serves on the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders as secretary. She has volunteered her time on various committees for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Dysphagia Research Society and has presented her work at both local and national and conferences. She is working towards a PhD in health and human performance with an emphasis in exercise science at Concordia University-Chicago.
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Speech and Hearing Sciences
MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Speech and Hearing Sciences
BS, Florida International University, English Education
Office location: SMRC 212
Office phone: (610) 625.7214
Dr. Sanders is a faculty member in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program. His areas of specialty are child language and literacy development. Dr. Sanders’ clinical experience includes six years practicing as a speech-language pathologist in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, including three as an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) specialist. His doctoral work was completed at the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His current lines of research include studying ways to improve the literacy skills of individuals with complex communication needs and exploring aspects of service delivery for children who require AAC.
PhD, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Applied Language & Speech Sciences
MASLP, Manipal University, India, Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
BASLP, University of Calicut, India, Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
Office location: SMRC 210
Office phone: (610) 625.7215
Monica Kaniamattam is an Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Rehabilitative Sciences Department at Moravian College. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and her Masters in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Manipal University, India. In India, she has extensively worked with children with complex communication needs (Including Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, and Autism) and their families. She has also organized various parent training workshops and community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programs.
Her current clinical and research interests include multiculturalism, diversity, global perspective on Alternative and Augmentative Communication Disorders, qualitative research methodologies, and the impact of children’s complex communication needs (CCNs) on the family system. She has conducted fieldwork in rural India, to understand the Lived experiences of parents and families of children with CCNs. She is currently collaborating with experts in the field and working towards optimizing family-centered service delivery for children with CCNs by building effective parent-child-clinician collaboration in a culturally sensitive fashion.
PhD, University of Georgia, Communication Sciences and Disorders
MS, Texas Christian University, Speech Language Pathology
BS, Texas Christian University, Speech Language Pathology
Office location: SMRC 232
Office phone: (610) 625.7233
Rebecca Becknal is an Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Rehabilitative Sciences Department at Moravian College. As a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Dr. Becknal has worked in both medical and school-based settings. Dr. Becknal’s research focuses on preschool and school-age language development and disorders across the continuum of disabilities, including examining language and literacy assessment and intervention practices. With her prior clinical practice experience, she is particularly interested in clinical research related to school-based practice and personnel preparation including the dissemination of research, collaboration, and professional development. Dr. Becknal’s current lines of research are focused on language complexity assessment measures and school-based SLPs’ diagnostic decision-making skills.
Carly is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist in practice since 2010. Her professional interests include voice care, chronic cough, PVFM/VCD, head and neck cancer, and swallowing disorders. As a writer and student of narrative medicine, Carly also explores the link between how our stories impact our voices. Her work has been published in trade and literary magazines, blogs and in a forthcoming memoir.
Amy is the Director of Outpatient Speech Therapy at St. Luke's University Healthcare Network. She graduated from James Madison University with her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She has practiced in the outpatient clinical setting for 15+ years and enjoys seeing patients across the lifespan. She has additional training and certification with PROMPT, Vital Stim Certification, and SOS Approach to Feeding.
Jessica graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and has additional training and certification for feeding in the infant and pediatric populations. Jessica also enjoys working with children who have speech and language difficulties and delays, especially the birth-5 population.
Mark attended East Stroudsburg University for both his undergraduate and graduate degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Mark currently practices at Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s North Outpatient Hospital where he treats individuals of all ages and diagnoses. Mark has extensive experience in various areas of speech, language, and hearing disorders including Apraxia, Auditory Processing, Augmentative Communication, Cognitive-Communication, Developmental Delays, Fluency, Pragmatics, and Voice. Mark has received various specialized trainings including: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), Interactive Metronome (IM), Prompts for Restructuring Oral and Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Vital Stimulation Therapy, Myofascial Release trained for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders, Hanen Certified, and Dementia Capable Care Specialist Certified.
Jennifer received her bachelor's degree from Kutztown University and her master's degree from West Chester University. She has been a practicing Speech Therapist in the Lehigh Valley for 20+ years in both clinical and educational settings. Jennifer has extensive experience working with students with Autism and Down Syndrome as well as social language groups.