Interim Dean, College of Education and Human Services
Dr. Power-deFur has worked as a speech-language pathologist in early intervention, school, and rehabilitation settings. Her clinical expertise is in the areas of communication for persons with hearing loss, speech sound disorders, and language disorders in children.
Assistant Director, SHLS
System Manager, Infant Toddler Connection of the Heartland
Dr. Lee is responsible for the oversight of the Infant and Toddler Connection of the Heartland; the area’s early intervention program serving clients birth to three with developmental delays and disabilities. His expertise includes ensuring that all providers, internal and/or external, are following all federal and state requirements and providing early intervention services.
Mrs. Bailey is a speech-language pathologist and has worked across the field including acute care, long-term care, outpatient rehabilitation, and school-based services. Her specific clinical expertise includes working with preschool and school-age children with speech-sound disorders, language disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr. Cralidis has worked in many different medical settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and in the ICU. She has also worked in skilled rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and in private practice. Her clinical expertise includes adult neurogenic communication disorders, specifically traumatic injury, stroke and swallowing disorders.
Dr. Eubanks provides hearing test and hearing aid services and teaches the undergraduate Audiology course. She is also the Audiology Faculty Member for the Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. As the mother of a college student she also has a keen interest in classroom acoustics and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss.
Clinical Educator and Instructor
Mrs. Frank is a speech therapist who has worked mostly in the school setting. Her clinical expertise includes working with children with a variety of speech-language impairments in local public schools.
Service Coordinator and Early Intervention Assistant, Infant-Toddler Connection of the Heartland
Mrs. Jordan-Dean provides developmental services and is responsible for identifying and serving ITC clients with developmental delays in key areas of learning. Her expertise includes the planning, organizing, and overseeing the implementation of early intervention services needed by families.
Associate Professor & Graduate Director (CSD)
Department of Social Work and Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. King has been a speech-language pathologist in Virginia for 20 years, working in public schools, early intervention and has been part of the VCU Cochlear Implant Team. Her clinical expertise includes working with young children and their families using a coaching model.
Director, Project Jumpstart
Mrs. Labosier has worked as a speech-language pathologist in Public Schools, Pediatric Home Health Care, and in Early Intervention. Her specific clinical expertise is working with the birth-five population (infants, toddlers, and preschool), providing services in the natural environment, and providing services using the family Coaching Model.
Clinical Educator, CSDS Department
Mrs. Meyer has been a speech-language pathologist in Virginia for 14 years, working in private schools, public preschool and elementary schools, Early Childhood Special Education programs, and private practice. Her specific clinical expertise includes working with school-age children, and children who are deaf and hard of hearing (infants, toddlers, preschool), and their families through parent coaching and listening and spoken language therapy.
Coordinator and Local Lead, Heartland Virginia Quality
Mrs. Pelland has worked for 30 years in the Virginia Cooperative Extension as an Extension Agent in Family and Consumer Sciences. She works with childcare and preschool programs in providing high-quality early care and education through professional development opportunities.
Dr. Salley has worked as a speech-language pathologist both in schools and healthcare but has more extensive clinical practice in medical settings. Her specific clinical expertise is in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, dysphagia, and child speech/language disorders.
Senior Service Coordinator for the Infant Toddler Connection of the Heartland
Ms. Shelburne is responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing the implementation of early intervention services needed by families. In addition, Ms. Shelburne maintains the required paperwork for early intervention clients and monitors and evaluates the services provided and adjusts them according to families’ needs.
Assistant Professor, CSDS Department
Dr. Wallace worked in a variety of settings as a speech-language pathologist before obtaining her doctorate in Special Education. She worked mainly with pediatrics with language impairment, articulation disorders, autism, hearing impairment, and developmental delay. Erin's clinical expertise and research interests include early childhood and early elementary school children with language delay and problem behaviors.
Dr. Walker has been a speech-language pathologist for over 10 years. She was worked in early intervention, public school, and outpatient settings. Her clinical expertise includes working with school-aged and adolescent language and literacy disorders.