Senior Lecturer and Clinic Co-Director
Renee Wendel is a senior lecturer and clinic co-director in the Department of Communication Disorders. She holds the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology, and is licensed as a speech-language pathologist by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Mrs. Wendel earned her master's degree in communication disorders from Texas State in 1994, and her primary areas of interest and expertise are in assessment and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and reading and writing disorders. Her service and teaching has been recognized by Texas State University, having been awarded the Faculty Excellence Award in Service at the lecturer level in 2005 and 2010. In 2012 she was the College of Health Professions Dean’s Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, and in 2015 earned the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, representing the College of Health Professions. Mrs. Wendel teaches Advanced Clinical Practicum and Internship in Communication Disorders as well as fulfilling responsibilities centered around clinical education and compliance as a co-director of the Texas State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. As a non-tenure line faculty member, Mrs. Wendel has made several presentations in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, privacy and security of client/patient records, and pedagogical and androgogical practices at local, state and national meetings. Outside of her work at Texas State University, she consults with local organizations providing continuing education and parent training to individuals interacting with children and adults on the autism spectrum. Ms. Wendel’s other clinical and research interests include:
- Literacy acquisition in children with autism spectrum disorder.
- Cognitive-social factors influencing the acquisition of communication skills in children with ASD.
- The role of social conformity in ethical decision making in a clinical setting.
- Technology applications in clinical service delivery.
- Managing privacy and security of electronic PHI.
- Pedagogical practices and outcomes in clinical education.
Office: Health Professions Building, Room 101A
Mrs. Jessica Bowers, M.S., CCC-SLP
Program Faculty & Clinic Co-Director
Jessica Bowers earned both her bachelor and master of science degrees in communication disorders from Texas State University. She has worked primarily with families of children with severe developmental delays and feeding disorders (dysphagia) through early childhood intervention and home health services. She has also provided assessment and intervention for adults with neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia in long-term acute care hospitals.
Office: Health Professions Building
Holds a bachelor of fine arts in musical theatre performance from Western Michigan University and received a master of science in communication disorders from Texas State University. She holds a certificate of vocology from the University of Iowa and has extensive clinical experience in the area of voice. She was formerly the senior voice pathologist for Robert T. Sataloff, M.D. and Associates and Instructor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine where she was actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as speech-language pathologists and singing voice specialists from around the world. She also has been active in research with the American Institute of Voice and Ear Research and with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Office: Health Professions Building, Room 217C
Linda Johnson received her masters degree in speech pathology from Southwest Texas State University and has worked extensively in the field of speech and language pathology with children, adolescents and adults. In addition to many years of clinical practice, Ms. Johnson has worked on program development and in management of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs. Ms. Johnson also has offered clinical practicum supervision for Texas State student speech clinicians in various settings. Currently, she specializes in adult neurogenic and swallowing disorders.
Senior Lecturer and Audiologist
Audiologist since 1983 and has been licensed in the State of Texas since 1993. Her clinical specialty is the diagnosis and treatment of auditory processing disorders. Teaches the undergraduate classes related to hearing (CDIS 3469: Introduction to Hearing Science, CDIS 4420: Audiology, CDIS 4370: Aural Rehabilitation), and the graduate-level audiology practicum courses (CDIS 5321).
Office: Health Professions Building, Room 173
Jason Tipps, M.Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP
Jason earned both his masters of science in communication disorders and masters of
education from Texas State University. He is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who has extensive experience with early intervention and preschool children, dysphagia, and cognitive communication disorders. Additionally, Jason is a certified bilingual K-4 teacher in the state of Texas.
Office: Health Professions Building 247
Program Faculty & Clinical Supervisor
Emilie Galemore Au.D., CCC-A, graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders from Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, and received her Doctorate of Audiology from The University of Kansas. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas. Previously, she worked in private practice audiology and ENT clinics; as well as completing her clinical externship at a large cochlear implant clinic.
Office: Health Professions Building
Cecilia Perez, M.S. CCC-SLP
Ceci Perez earned both her bachelor and master of science degree in communication disorders from Texas State University. She has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, home health and early childhood intervention.
Ms. Perez is excited to be back at her alma mater to guide and support future speech-language pathologists.
Office: Health Professions Building, Room 247
Shara Frederickson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Shara Fredrickson earned her master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has gained a rich variety of clinical experience with both pediatric and adult clientele in clinic, school, home health and skilled nursing settings. In 2002 Ms. Fredrickson pursued her interest in augmentative/alternative communication, working as an assistive technology specialist for Northside ISD in San Antonio for the next 14 years. In her current position as a clinical supervisor on the Texas State CDIS Team, Ms. Fredrickson is eager to share her experience with future clinicians.
Office: Health Professions Building, Room 217D
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