Communication Disorders: Faculty

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Communication Disorders: Faculty

From audiometric assessment to vocal pathologies, our faculty includes professors with diverse academic backgrounds. They offer students a well-rounded body of knowledge and expertise in speech-language pathology. The faculty addresses certification and licensure throughout the graduate program so that you are kept aware of current standards and your progress toward meeting them.

Program Chair

  • Photo of Dr. Ralph Belsterling

    Dr. Ralph Belsterling

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Belsterling specializes in assessment, aural rehabilitation, amplification and hearing More


  • Dr. Barbara Bonfanti


    Dr. Bonfanti came to the Department of Communication Disorders after a 25-year career as a More

  • Photo of Nancy Carlino

    Nancy Carlino

    Assistant Professor

    Nancy Carlino spent the first 12 years of her career as a speech-language pathologist. She More

  • Photo of Dr. Denise Joseph

    Dr. Denise Joseph

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Joseph lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Pa., with her husband. They have three More

  • Photo of Dr. Samantha Procaccini

    Dr. Samantha Procaccini

    Assistant Professor and Clinical Director

    Samantha Procaccini  CScD, CCC-SLP  is an assistant professor and the University Clinic More

  • Dr. Robert Skwarecki