Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

All faculty in the Speech-Language Pathology Section hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence form the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and are licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Faculty members come from diverse backgrounds and bring students a well-rounded body of knowledge, research interests and first-hand experience.

Alan F. Smith, EdD, CCC/SLP

Program Director and Assistant Professor

Rhonda R. Mattingly, EdD, CCC/SLP

Clinical Director and Assistant Professor

M. Gay Masters, PhD, CCC/SLP

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Katzman, EdD, CCC/SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Senior


Barbara M. Baker, PhD, CCC/SLP

Professor Emeritus

Anne Blandford, MS, CCC/SLP


Alice Inman, MS, CCC/SLP, BCS-S



Angela Smith

Program Coordinator, Senior


Rowena Blakemore

Administrative Assistant


Faculty Research Interests Include:

  • Voice Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Neuropathologies
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Augmentative-Alternative Communication
  • Normal Language Development
  • Very Early Language Development
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Language and Learning Disorders
  • Reading Instruction and Remediation
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Service Delivery in the Schools