Stephen F. Austin State University

SLP Faculty/Staff

Lydia Richardson, SLPD. CCC-SLP
Lydia Richardson, SLPD. CCC-SLP - Program Director Office: HSTC 205F Phone: 936.468.1255
Dr. Lydia Richardson, Assistant Professor and Program Director, received her Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and her Master of Science and Bachelors of Science in Stephan F. Austin State University. Dr. Richardson has many years of clinical experience as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings to include outpatient rehabilitation, hospital, nursing home, public schools, and home health. Her areas of interest are child language and articulation, autism, and aural/oral habilitation. Dr. Richardson is a Hanen certified SLP and is certified in the Picture Exchange Communication System. View my vita.
Frank Brister, Ph.D., CCC-A
Frank Brister, Ph.D., CCC-A - Associate Professor Office: HSTC 205B Phone: 936.468.1330
Dr. Brister enjoys working with hearing- impaired people of all ages He has received the International Humanitarian Award of the American Academy of Audiology, he is associated as a Fellow American Academy of Audiology, a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association and has received honors of the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Brister has been received recognition of the Texas Department of Health Services for establishment of the standards for hearing screening and is associated with Hope of Hearing for Haiti which included 20 trips to Haiti for provision of hearing aids and services for over 800 hearing-impaired children and Hunger Plus for Haiti which included 2 trips to Haiti to establish a program to provide one million dehydrated meals to children of Haiti. Dr. Brister is a Rotary International Assistant Governor and has received the Rotary International Service Award. He is also associated with Nacogdoches Rotary Club as the Past President and held the role as Secretary. On Sundays Dr. Brister may be called upon to be a Substitute Sunday School Teacher. View my vita.
Layne Debardelaben, M.A., CCC-SLP
Layne Debardelaben, M.A., CCC-SLP - Clinical Insturctor Office: HSTC 205H Phone: 936.468.1155
Mrs. Layne DeBardelaben is a speech language pathologist and part-time clinical instructor in the Speech Language Pathology Program. She received her M.A. from the University of Houston where she graduated on the Early Childhood Intervention Specialty Training Track; and her B.S. from Stephen F. Austin State University where she majored in Speech and Hearing and minored in Child Development and Family. Mrs. DeBardelaben is a long-standing member of the Texas Speech, Language and Hearing Association and the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. She has years of clinical experience as a speech language pathologist in a variety of settings to include outpatient rehabilitation, hospital, nursing home, early childhood intervention (ECI) and private practice. Currently, Mrs. DeBardelaben supervises graduate level student clinicians at the Nacogdoches Head Start Development Center and teaches undergraduate Diagnostic Methods. View my vita.
Amy Durham, M.S., CCC-SLP
Amy Durham, M.S., CCC-SLP - Clinical Instructor Office: HSTC 205H Phone: 936.468.1158
Mrs. Durham is a speech-language pathologist and part-time clinical instructor in the Program of Communication Sciences & Disorders. She received both her M.S. (Speech-Language Pathology) and her B.S. (Major: Speech-Language Pathology, Minor: Hearing Impairment) from Stephen F. Austin State University and is a proud alumnus. Ms. Durham has experience as a speech-language pathologist working with early childhood intervention, geriatric rehabilitation, and pediatrics and adults in the outpatient and hospital settings. She is a member of the Texas Speech Language & Hearing Association and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Currently Mrs. Durham supervises graduate clinicians at the Nacogdoches Head Start Child Development Center and teaches undergraduate clinical phonetics. View my vita.
Kelly Jobe, Au.D., CCC-A
Kelly Jobe, Au.D., CCC-A - Clinical Audiologist Office: HSTC 205J Phone: 936.468.7110
Dr. Kelly Langston Jobe, Clinical Audiologist for the Gwen and Ed Cole Audiology Lab in the Department of Human Services, received her Au.D. (Doctor of Audiology) from the University of Florida at Gainesville. She received her M.S. (Audiology) from the University of Texas at Dallas-Callier Center and her B.S. (Communication Sciences and Disorders) from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and certified by American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has dedicated her career to clinical excellence and enjoys the role of supervisor for graduate students during clinical practicum rotations.
Erin Keeling, M.S., CCC-SLP
Erin Keeling, M.S., CCC-SLP - Externship Coordinator/Instructor Office: HSCT 205D Phone: 936.468.3997
Erin Keeling grew up in Gladewater, Texas. She received her B.S. from SFASU in August of 2003 and her Master of Science with a major in Speech Language Pathology from Texas Woman's University. Ms. Keeling has 12 years of experience as a speech language pathologist in the public schools. She joined the SFA faculty as a Clinical Instructor in the fall of 2016.
Deena Petersen, M.S., CCC-SLP
Deena Petersen, M.S., CCC-SLP - Clinic Director/Instructor Office: HSTC 205A Phone: 936.468.1029
Mrs. Deena Petersen grew up in Dallas, Texas. She received her B.S., in Speech Language Pathology from Abilene Christian University and her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has worked in the Texas public school system as a speech language pathologist for 15 years; Department of Defense schools for 3 years and for PRS Rehab, LLP for 2 years.
Raul Prezas, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
Raul Prezas, Ph.D. CCC-SLP - Associate Professor Office: HSTC 205C Phone: 936.468.1337
Dr. Raul Prezas, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Department of Human Services, received his Ph.D. and M.A. (Communication Sciences and Disorders) degrees from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas and his B.A. (Business) and B.M. (Vocal Performance) degrees from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Prezas holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and has several years of clinical and research experience in the university, public school, and home health settings, particularly working with bilingual children and their families. His research interests include the areas of speech sound disorders, bilingual/multilingual assessment and treatment, phonological treatment models/outcomes, multicultural issues, and school-based issues.
Karla Ashabranner, MED., CCC-SLP
Karla Ashabranner, MED., CCC-SLP - Adjunct Graduate Instructor Office: HSTC 205G Phone: 936.468.7109
Ms. Ashabranner grew up in Garland, Texas. She currently works at Woodland Heights Medical Center. Her primary experience is at hospitals and rehabilitation centers. She joined the SFA faculty in 2010.
Debra Bankston, M.S., CCC-SLP
Debra Bankston, M.S., CCC-SLP - Adjunct Instructor
Mrs. Bankston grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. She has worked at the Charleston Speech and Hearing Clinic in Charleston, South Carolina, the Regional Program for the Hearing-Impaired in Amarillo, for private practices in Marshall and Nacogdoches, and for Lufkin and Nacogdoches public schools. She joined the SFA faculty in 1984.
Jessica Conn, M.S., CCC-SLP - Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Kristin Holloway, M.S., CCC-SLP - Adjunct Clinical Instructor Office: HSTC 205K Phone: 936.468.7109
Kristin Holloway grew up in El Paso, Texas. She now lives in Nacogdoches with her husband, Caleb, and two sons. She graduated with a Masters' of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2007. Mrs. Holloway currently holds her Certificate of Clinical Competency from ASHA and a Texas license to practice Speech-Language Pathology. Her primary experience is at hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies. She joined the SFA faculty in 2013. View my vita.