Faculty Mentors

  • A great education doesn’t stop at the classroom door. At IUP all of our Speech-Language Pathology students find plenty of opportunities to grow and learn in and outside of the classroom.

    Our faculty members understand and embrace clinical mentorship as a system of practical training and consultation that fosters ongoing professional development on the part of the student—and yields sustainable high quality clinical care outcomes for our patients. All of our faculty members are dedicated to providing excellent direct clinical supervision by responding to questions, reviewing clinical cases, and providing feedback and assisting in case management.

    Faculty Profiles

    Jill Brady, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Jill Brady has worked as a school-based speech-language pathologist and has expertise in the area of pediatric speech and language disorders. Her current research focuses on bilingualism and second language acquisition in school-age children and adolescents. She supervises a Tuesday/Thursday afternoon clinic. Learn more about Jill Brady.

    Erin Keller Clark, MS, CCC-SLP

    Erin Clark practiced as an SLP in the hospital setting for seven years prior to joining the faculty at IUP. Her areas of expertise include adult aphasia, dysphagia, brain injury, and dementia. She is a Vital Stim certified provider. She has provided home health and outpatient adult and pediatric services as well. She supervises a Monday/Wednesday morning clinic. Learn more about Erin Clark

    Kacey Cowburn, MS, CCC-SLP

    Kacey Cowburn is an SLP with many years of experience in a variety of settings. She specializes in pediatric speech and language disorders. She currently supervises a section of diagnostic clinic as well as running our undergraduate student clinic that provides the Book Talk Program to children at IndiKids. 

    Lori Lombard, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Lori Lombard specializes in voice disorders and laryngeally based respiratory disorders such as vocal cord dysfunction. She also has expertise in head and neck cancer rehabilitation and management of tracheoesophageal punctures. She often supervises diagnostic clinics. Learn more about Lori Lombard

    Lisa Hammett Price, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Lisa Hammett Price is a pediatric specialist. She brings 15 years of clinical experience with preschool and school age children with speech and language disorders. She also has specific training in autism and AAC (augmentative and alternative communication). Her clinical research focuses on how parents can become treatment partners using book reading at home to address speech and language goals. She often supervises a Tuesday/Thursday morning clinic. Learn more about Lisa Hammett Price.

    Cynthia McCormick Richburg, PhD, CCC-A

    Cynthia McCormick Richburg has practiced clinical audiology since 1990. She has worked with clients of all ages in a variety of clinical settings, but specializes in the area of (central) auditory processing disorders in children. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in audiology and speech-language pathology. Her research interests focus on collaborative efforts between audiologists and other professionals working with persons with hearing loss and educational audiology issues. She is the co-author of School-Based Audiology (2012, Plural Publishing). She supervises in the IUP clinic on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings. Learn more about Cynthia Richburg.

    Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Shari Robertson is a professor of speech-language pathology specializing in pediatric speech-language disorders and counseling. She has 16 years of clinical and administrative experience in the public schools. Her scholarly work focuses on clinical efficacy and excellence as well as the personal development of clinicians. She seeks opportunities to lead and to develop leadership potential in others. Robertson is also the Provost's associate and the President-Elect of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Learn more about Shari Robertson