Faculty

 

 

 

Anne CobosAnne Cobos
College Assistant Professor
646-7687
acobos@nmsu.edu

Biography

Anne Cobos received her BS from University of New Mexico, and MS from Arizona State University with an emphasis in geriatric communication disorders. She worked for 24 years as a private practitioner in the acute care setting and 18 years in the public school setting. (Read more)


Dr. Heike Lehnert-LeHouillier

Dr. Heike Lehner-LeHouillier

Assistant Professor
646-5560
hlehnert@nmsu.edu

Biography:

Dr. Lehnert-LeHouillier received a Ph.D. in Linguistics and a M.A. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from the University at Buffalo – State University of New York. She also completed a nine-month internship at Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT. After receiving her Ph.D., she completed a NIH postdoctoral fellowship (Read more)


Dr. Srikanta Mishra

Dr. Srikanta Mishra

Associate Professor
646-7831
smishra@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Mishra earned his PhD in Audiology from the University of Southampton, England. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Carolina Abdala in her Development of Human Auditory Function Laboratory at the House Ear Institute, Los Angeles. Dr. Mishra holds clinical competence certificate in Audiology from the American Speech Language & Hearing Association. (Read more)


Bijoyaa Mohapatra
Bijoyaa Mohapatra

B Mohapatra
Assistant Professor
646-7829
bmohap@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Mohapatra earned her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia. During her doctoral training she conducted research studies to explore executive function, working memory, and attention skills in aphasia and aging. She has disseminated research findings via journal publications and conference presentations. Currently her research interest includes psychophysiological measurement of cognitive behavior, biofeedback training, and complementary-alternative practices in aphasia rehabilitation. (Read more)


Dr. Deborah Rhein

Dr. Deborah Rhein

Associate Professor
646-4313
drhein@nmsu.edu

Biography

Deborah Rhein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and a bilingual speech-language pathologist in the Special Education and Communication Disorders Department. She specializes in the assessment of language differences versus language disorders and in the linguistic relationship to literacy development in students. She created and is director of the bilingual strand in the communication disorders graduate program. (Read more)


 

 

Dr. Alfred Valdez

 

Dr. Alfred Valdez

Interim Academic Department Head

Associate Professor
646-7607

valdez1@nmsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Valdez received his Bachelor of University Studies and Master of Science degrees at the University of New Mexico. His bachelor’s degree emphasized studies in special education, psychology and communicative disorders and he received his master’s degree in speech-language pathology. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (Read more)


Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Kathleen ChinnDr. Kathleen Chinn

Professor Emeritus

Biography

Associate Professor, Dr. Kathleen M. Chinn is the Component Leader for Special Education and the Director of Deaf Education. She received her MS in Deaf Education in 1984 and her Ed.D also in Deaf Education in 1997, both from Lamar University. She has taught both nationally and internationally preparing educators of the deaf, audiologists and speech-language pathologist for careers in the fields of Communication Disorders and Deafness. (Read More)


Dr. Jack Cole
Professor Emeritus


Stephen FarmerDr. Stephen Farmer
Professor Emeritus

 

 

 


Anne GallegosDr. Anne Gallegos
Professor Emeritus

Biography

Dr. Anne Gallegos is a Professor of Special Education in the Department of Special Education/Communication Disorders. She has worked in the field of education for over 30 years, having taught high school, directed programs in community-based settings, and instructed at several universities. Dr. Gallegos teaches coursework related to general special education and bilingual/multicultural special education. (Read More)

 


Dr. Linda Leeper
Professor Emeritus


elissa poelDr. Elissa Pole
Professor Emeritus

Biography

Dr. Elissa Wolfe Poel is the Director of the Special Education Student Teaching Program. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and both M.A.T. and Ph.D. degrees from New Mexico State University. Her teaching areas are: Teacher Preparation, General Special Education, and Bilingual Special Education. Her areas of interest are inclusive practices, international student teaching, assistive technology, and specific learning disabilities. (Read More)