Robbie Steward - Department Chair, Professor Office: HSTC 302A Phone: 936.468.1238 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Robbie J. Steward, Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Services, received her Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) and B.A. (Psychology) from the University of Oklahoma--Norman, and M.Ed. (Counseling) from the University of Central Oklahoma. Scholarship emphases include identifying variables associated with K-16 academic success; multicultural counseling and training, and counseling supervision. She has Fellow status in the American Psychological Association Divisions 17 (Society for Counseling Psychology) and 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), the recipient of numerous diversity-related professional Awards, and a long-standing member of the American Counseling Association.
Luis E. Aguerrevere Ph.D. Research/Areas of Interest: Director of Human Neuroscience Laboratory / Assistant Professor Office: HSTC Room 105 Phone: 936.468.1153 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Luis E Aguerrevere is the Director of the Human Neuroscience Laboratory in the Human Services Department at Stephen F. Austin State University. He is from Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He has a B.S. in psychology from Tennessee Technological University and M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Biopsychology from the University of New Orleans. His general interest is the examination of the biopsychological factors that contribute to chronic pain, post-concussion syndrome and sports performance. In specific, Dr. Aguerrevere's areas of research are pain assessment, neuropsychological and neurophysiological assessment, somatization v. malingering differentiation, and the experimental validation of neurotherapy. Dr. Aguerrevere current projects examine the relationship between central and peripheral nervous systems activity with report of disproportionate pain, self-efficacy in sports and poor recovery after an injury.
Frank Brister - Associate Professor Office: HSTC 205B Phone: 936.468.1330 E-mail: email@example.com
Audiologist and Associate Professor, Human Services
Working with hearing- impaired people of all ages
International Humanitarian Award of the American Academy of Audiology
Fellow American Academy of Audiology
Member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association
Member of the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association
Honors of the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association
Recognition of the Texas Department of Health Services for establishment of the standards for hearing screening
Hope of Hearing for Haiti, 20 trips to Haiti for provision of hearing aids and services for over 800 hearing-impaired children
Hunger Plus for Haiti, 2 trips to Haiti to establish a program to provide one million dehydrated meals to children of Haiti
Rotary International Assistant Governor
Rotary International Service Award
Nacogdoches Rotary Club , Past President
Nacogdoches Rotary Club, Secretary
Substitute Sunday School Teacher
Deborah Cady Office: HSTC 224 Phone: 936.468.2034 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah "Cricket" Cady holds a B.S. in Special Education, with emphasis on Visually Impaired, Physically Impaired, and Elementary Education. She also has a M.A. in Special Education, with concentration in Severe Needs: Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility. Having over thirty years' experience in being a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, and over twenty years as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, she has had the privilege of working with school districts in Louisiana, Colorado, and Texas, and as an Adjunct Professor at UNC in Colorado and SFASU in Texas. As a Guest Consultant and Facilitator, she served SFASU's VI Master's Program Classes, for 10 years. In 2010 she joined the SFASU VI/O&M team as a Clinical Instructor, and is taking much pleasure in preparing other top-notch TVIs and COMS for the benefit of students with visual impairments.
Robert Choate - Professor Office: HSTC 210 Phone: 936.468.1147 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Robert O. Choate, Professor received his Ed..D. (Counseling and Educational Psychology) from the University of Nevada-Reno, his M.Ed in Rehabilitation Counseling and his B.S. in Psychology from Mississippi State University. Scholarship emphases substance abuse prevention, program evaluation and mental health outcome. He is active in the American Counseling Association on both the state and national levels as well as the National Rehabilitation Association.
Layne Debardelaben - Clinical Insturctor Office: HSTC 205H Phone: 936.468.1155 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Amy Durham - Clinical Instructor Office: HSTC 205H Phone: 936.468.1158 E-mail: email@example.com
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
Sheila Dyer - Lecturer Office: HSTC 308 Phone: 936.468.1140 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelia Dyer, received her M.A. (Interdisciplinary Studies) from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas and received her B.A. (Rehabilitation Services) from East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma. She holds DARS/DHHS/Board for Evaluators of Interpreters - Interpreter certification, Level III and Court. She was employed at Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas and has continually been involved in Deaf community as a friend, advocate, service provider and teacher. In addition, she has a strong desire to teach and help ASL students recognize the importance of using conceptually correct semantics.
Tracy Hallak Office: HSTC 218 Phone: 936.468.1173 E-mail: email@example.com
Tracy Hallak has a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and a K-12 Teaching Certification from California State University, Fullerton, CA. She went on to obtain her Certification as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired at California State University, Los Angeles, CA. After moving to Texas, in 1995, she participated in a grant program through Stephen F. Austin to receive certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist. She returned to SFA and received a M. Ed in Special Education in the area of Visual Impairment. She has taught in general education, resource classrooms, as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) and as a related service personnel as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS). She came to SFA in the fall of 2011 to join the team of instructors in the Program for Visually Impaired.
Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey Office: HSTC 232 Phone: 936.468.1306 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey is an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology/School Psychology at Oklahoma State University. While there, she also completed a specialty in Applied Behavioral Analysis through extended work with child and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Ellis-Hervey worked on various studies with faculty, peers and research teams and presented much of this work at national conferences. Some of these studies included topics such as various math interventions, peer and sibling victimization, PTSD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. During her pre-doctoral internship, Dr. Ellis-Hervey worked tirelessly between three sites including The Autism Program, The Hope Institute for Children and Families and Springfield School District 186. During her time there she worked with staff in group homes, creating and modeling intervention plans, provided group and individual therapy, implemented and created various social skills groups and completed weekly diagnostic assessments for children suspected of having Autism. She also worked served on multi-disciplinary teams along with clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, program coordinators and medical residents to review and present behavioral data of students and monitor behavioral changes between psychotropic medication changes. Within the school system, she also served as an integral part of Student Assistance Teams, IEP teams and worked with students and teachers on various behavioral and academic interventions. Dr. Ellis-Hervey's dissertation study, The Comparison of Sensory Integrative Therapy (Specifically Weighted Vests) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (Specifically a Differential Schedule of Reinforcement) in the Treatment of Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorder, proved to be quite beneficial and she is currently working to publish the results of the study while furthering her research in the area.
Ginger Kelso - Asst. Professor Office: HSTC 233 Phone: 936.468.1686 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Ginger Kelso is an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program. She completed her Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines (with specialization in Special Education) at Utah State University . While there, she worked with faculty on multiple federally funded research projects including Project Need to Read, a study of the differential effects of two computer-delivered reading interventions and Virtual Home Visits, a study of the feasibility of web-based early intervention services. Dr. Kelso also worked as an assistant in the clinical services division of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University . In this role, she provided educational and behavioral consultations to families and schools for children with a wide range of disabilities, including developmental disabilities and autism. She also served on a multidisciplinary diagnostic team in which children with suspected disabilities were assessed for educational, behavioral, or health-related disabilities. Dr. Kelso has conducted research in the area of Relational Frame Theory and language development and has presented regionally and nationally. She has published research in Infants & Young Children and The Psychological Record.
J. Lindsey Kennon - Instructor Office: HSTC 310 Phone: 936.468.5510 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
J. Lindsey Kennon, Instructor in the Department of Human Services' Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program, received her M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) and B.A. (Hearing Impaired) from Stephen F. Austin State University. Mrs. Kennon joined the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Faculty in 2008 as an adjunct faculty member and became a full-time faculty member in 2009. Her passion, focus and area of specialization is language and literacy. She is highly student centered and finds great joy in passing along her passion for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students to future educators in the field. In addition to holding a certificate in Deaf Education, she is also certified/highly qualified in English 4 - 8, English 8 - 12, Generalist 4 - 8, ASL and holds a principal certificate. Mrs. Kennon is currently pursuing an educational doctoral degree in developmental education.
Wendy Killam - Associate Professor Office: HSTC 214 Phone: 936.468.1366 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Wendy K. Killam, Associate Professor of the Department of Human Services, received her Ph.D. (Counselor Education) from the University of Arkansas. She received her M.S. degree (Community Counseling) from Texas A& M Commerce and B.A. from Baylor University. She also has a MBA with emphasis in health care administration. Her research interests include college student wellness and adjustment and issues facing older adults. She is member of the American Counseling Association and is a past president of a division (AADA - Association for Adult Development and Aging). She has done numerous presentations and publications on various topics within the field of counseling.
Alan Larson - Assistant Professor Office: HSTC 211 Phone: 936.468.1150 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan B. Larson, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Services, received his Ph.D. (Rehabilitation) from the University of Arizona, MA (Rehabilitation Counseling) from Western Washington University, and BS (Psychology) from the University of Illinois. Professional memberships include National Council on Rehabilitation Education, American Counseling Association, American Rehabilitation Counselors Association, Texas Counselors Association, and Texas Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association. Research areas of interest include the career development of people with disabilities (particularly work self-efficacy development) and able privilege (how society grants privileges to those with able bodies). Courses taught include interviewing and counseling skills, psychosocial aspects of disability, rehabilitation process and practice, and disability narratives.
David Lawson - Professor Office: HSTC 215 Phone: 936.468.1079 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. David Lawson is a Professor in both the School Psychology program and in the graduate Counseling program. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of North Texas . Dr. Lawson is a licensed psychologist in Colorado , and is also a licensed marriage and family therapist. Dr. Lawson's research and clinical interests involve the treatment and understanding of intimacy violence and related trauma and its effects on women and children, clinical counseling, family systems analysis and therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His current research has identified psychological profiles for both male and female partner abusers, forms of integrated treatment approaches with perpetrators and victims, and the effects of attachment styles (e.g., secure or insecure) on treatment effectiveness. Currently, he is examining treatment effects on children who have been exposed to interparental violence in school, home, and community settings. His past research focused on implementing and testing the effects of school family groups on middle school students. Dr. Lawson provides group supervision and seminars for students during their practicum experiences. He has been published in several prominent journals including Psychotherapy, Research and Practice, Psychology of Men & Masculinity, Professional Psychology, Interpersonal Violence, Victims and Violence, Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, and Family Process.
Paige Mask - Assistant Professor Office: HSTC 313A Phone: 936.468.1076 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I joined the faculty at SFA in 2006. Prior to this date, I taught at the University of Texas at Brownsville for one year. My public and correctional school experience included teaching both special and regular education at the secondary level. I have also served as an Educational Diagnostician for children ages 3-21 and a Transition Specialist for children with behavior problems who were returning to their home campus. Currently, I am serving as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Special Education Program. I am a certified online instructor and I enjoy teaching online. The best way to reach me is by email although I am happy to meet face-to-face with students in my office by appointment or in a scheduled Elluminate session.
Glen McCuller - Professor Office: HSTC 230 Phone: 936.468.1035 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Glen McCuller is a professor in the School Psychology program. Upon earning his Bachelor's degree and teacher certification, he began his career teaching students with severe developmental disabilities (aged 3-21 years) in a self-contained school. Dr. McCuller then earned both his Master's degree in Special Education with an emphasis in transition programming and his Ph.D. in Special Education emphasizing Applied Behavior Analysis and educational research methodology from Utah State University . Upon completing his graduate work, Dr. McCuller served as the coordinator for a supported employment program for students with learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, and mental retardation. He has worked as a teacher trainer at Tennessee Technological University and at SFASU. Dr. McCuller has served as an educational and behavioral consultant to school districts and human services programs. His interests include: applied behavior analysis, developmental disabilities, autism, direct instruction, behavior management, and single-subject research design. Dr. McCuller has directed two U.S. Department of Education OSERS Personnel Preparation training grants, supervised graduate research, presented regionally and nationally, and has been published in several prominent journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Research in Developmental Disabilities, the Journal of Special Education, and the Journal of Rehabilitation.
Michael Munro Office: HSTC 222 Phone: 936.468.1036 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Michael Munro, Instructor in the Visual Impairment Teacher Preparation in the Department of Human Services, received his M.ED in Special Education from SFA and is currently a doctoral student in Adult Education Program at Texas A&M University. He is a certified teacher of students with visual impairments. Current research interests include transitions from secondary to higher education for students with visual impairments, teacher efficacy, and individual narratives of students with visual impairments. He is a member of the Texas University Professors in Visual Impairment (TUPVI) organization that serves with the Alliance of and for Visually Impaired Texans (AVIT); a member of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE); and he is a member of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and a past board member of the Texas chapter (TAER).
Melanie Jephson McGill - Professor Office: HSTC 313B Phone: 936.468.1218 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Melanie McGill, Professor of Special Education, Department of Human Services, received her Ph.D. (Special Education with Emphasis in Early Childhood), M.Ed. (Special Education with Emphasis in Physical and Health Impairments), and B.S. (Elementary Education with Kindergarten) from the University of Texas at Austin. Research interests include program evaluation, effectiveness of online instruction/learning, family-focused intervention strategies and best practices in early childhood special education. She is a long-standing member of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Early Childhood and Teacher Education Division.
Robert Patterson - Coordinator - Counseling Clinic Office: HSTC 207 Phone: 936.468.1164 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Robert B. Patterson, SFASU Counseling Clinic Director/Lecturer in the Department of Human Services, received his M.A. (Community Psychology) from Stephen F. Austin State University and B.A. (Psychology) from the University of Houston. Teaching and research interests include the practical application/ experiences in mental health topics and issues for students interested in the Human Services professions. Mr. Patterson is licensed and has the Approved Supervisor endorsement from the following Texas Mental Health Boards: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Psychological Associate, and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. He is also a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Deena Petersen - Clinical Instructor Office: HSTC 205C Phone: 936.468.3997 E-mail: email@example.com
Deena Petersen, Clinical Instructor in the Speech Language Pathology Program, received her MS (Speech-Language Pathology) from the University of Southern Mississippi and BSed (Communication Sciences and Disorders) from Abilene Christian University. She has worked as a speech language pathologist for 20 years in the public schools, private clinic setting, and for the Department of Defense Education Activity. She holds a Texas state license in speech language pathology and Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech language pathology. She also has a Texas Teacher Certificate in the areas of Speech and Language Therapy and Early Childhood Education-Handicapped.
Lydia Richardson - Clinic Director Office: HSTC 205A Phone: 936.468.1255 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Lydia Richardson, Clinical Instructor and Director of the Stanley Speech and Hearing Clinic, received her M.S. and B.S. from Stephan F. Austin State University. Mrs. Richardson has 8 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. Mrs. Richardson is a Hanen certified SLP and is certified in the Picture Exchange Communication System.
Dr. Kathy Sheriff Office: HSTC 311 Phone: 936.468.1194 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) Sheriff earned her doctorate in Special Education from Texas Tech University with an emphasis and certification in Deafblindness. Her M.Ed. degree in in Educational Psychology from Texas A & M University with emphasis in Low Incidence Disabilities. She received her BS degree from the University of Arkansas in Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development and Family Studies. Her research and teaching interests involve children with CHARGE syndrome and other low incidence disabilities in tandem with Deafblindness, post-secondary transition for students with low incidence disabilities, issues surrounding family members of children with severe low incidence disabilities and/or medical fragility, and teacher training and professional development programs serving children with disabilities.
Le'Ann Solmonson - Assistant Professor Office: HSTC 208 Phone: 936.468.1065 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Le'Ann L. Solmonson, Director of Counselor Education Programs, received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Sam Houston State University. She holds a M.A. in Professional Counseling from the University of Texas, Permian Basin, and a B.S. In Elementary Education from the University of North Texas. Dr. Solmonson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Supervisor credentials, a Certified School Counselor, and a Certified Principal. She also holds K-8 teaching credentials. Her research interests include Advocacy, School Counseling related issues, and Response to Intervention. Dr. Solmonson holds leadership positions in the Texas Counseling Association and the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She serves on the Texas Virtual School Advisory Board, the SHSU Doctoral Advisory Board, and the University of Houston-Clear Lake Counseling Advisory Board. She worked as a Professional School Counselor for 14 years, in private psychiatric hospitals for 3 years, and has had a private practice for many years. Dr. Solmonson received the Texas Counseling Association Advocacy Award and has two TCA Distinguished Service Awards.
Barry Stafford - Assistant Professor Office: HSTC 220 Phone: 936.468.5348 E-mail: email@example.com
Mr. Barry H. Stafford, Assistant Professor in the Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Instructor Preparation Program in the Department of Human Services received both his BSR (Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation) and his M.Ed (Special Education) from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS). His research interests include client/teacher distance, and teaching O&M in the international setting. He is a member of the Texas University Professors in Visual Impairment (TUPVI) organization that serves with the Alliance of and for Visually impaired Texas (AVIT); a member of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and is a past member of the board of the Texas chapter (TAER).
Frankie Swift Office: HSTC 223 Phone: 936.468.5511 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frankie D. Swift, Practicum Co-coordinator, received her MAT and BS from Angelo State University (Elementary Education/Health and Physical Education) in San Angelo, Texas. Her Deficient Vision certification is from the University of Texas, Austin. She has served on many state-wide committees, contributed to several publications in the field of vision and served on the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Board of Trusties for fourteen years, seven years as president. She is a member of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), Texas Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TAER) Division 17, National Education Association and the Texas State Teachers Association.
Nagalapura Viswanath - Program Director Office: HSTC 205E Phone: 936.468.1029 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr Viswanath is a Professor & Director of the program in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. He obtained his Ph.D in Speech & Hearing Sciences and Speech pathology from The City University of New York, New York. He has a B.Sc and M.Sc in the same fields from the All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, Mysore, India. Dr Viswanath's main areas of interest are: fluency disorders, Speech Science & Speech motor control, Genetics and neural basis of developmental stuttering. He is a long-standing member of the American Speech & Hearing Association, Acoustical Society of America, Texas Speech & Hearing Association and a founding member of International Fluency Association. He has numerous publications on fundamental aspects of stuttering in local, national and international peer-reviewed publications.
William Weber - Professor Office: HSTC 213 Phone: 936.468.1154 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Bill Weber is Professor and Program Director of the Undergraduate Rehabilitation Services Training Program. He is also Director of the Career Planning Laboratory. Dr. Weber received his Ed. D from the University of Northern Colorado and his M. Ed. from the University of Texas in Austin. Both degrees are in Rehabilitation Counseling. Dr. Weber also received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in Psychology and an Associate of Arts degree from Weatherford College in Weatherford, Texas. Dr. Weber is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Certified Vocational Evaluator. Dr. Weber is an active member of the National Rehabilitation Association, the Texas Rehabilitation Association, and the Texas Rehabilitation Counseling and Educators' Association. In 2001 Dr. Weber was awarded the Outstanding Rehabilitation Educator by the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.
Scott Whitney - Associate Professor Office: HSTC 309 Phone: 936.468.1317 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Scott Whitney, Professor and program director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program received his Ed.D. from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in 2002. He specializes in technology applications in deaf education. His key accomplishments include software development for the rapid acquisition of American Sign Language, development and research of 3D animations of American Sign Language using motion capture, and extensive development of TExES preparation for Learning Management systems. He is the NCATE accreditation report writer and, along with the other DHH faculty members, successfully earned full NCATE accreditation. He is a certified Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher as well as a certified American Sign Language teacher in the state of Texas.