Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

WHAT WE DO

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) helps individuals with speech, language, and hearing disabilities. Our department is committed to educating speech-language pathologists that help their clients reach their personal potential and maintain a high quality of life.

  • Email:

    csd@olemiss.edu
  • Office Location:

    2301 South Lamar, North Entrance, Suite 1200, Oxford, MS, 38655
  • Phone:

    662-915-7652
  • Office Hours

    8 - 5 Monday through Friday

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About the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders nurtures independent thinkers and problem-solvers to excel at the highest levels of their discipline. Our comprehensive curriculum and hands-on training empowers students to assist individuals with communication and swallowing disabilities. Our goal is to help everyone reach their full potential and maintain a high quality of life throughout their lifespan.

As stewards of our community, the Department of CSD engages in outreach activities that directly benefit both the university community and individuals and families in need. Whether through educational initiatives or service projects, we are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of others.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, with the help of its faculty, staff, and students, is excited to shape the future of our field and transform lives across the state and the country.

Join us in making a difference today.

Meet our faculty and staff

Carolyn Higdon

Carolyn Higdon

  • Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Toshikazu Ikuta

Toshikazu Ikuta

  • Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Myriam Kornisch

Myriam Kornisch

  • Assistant Professor of Communication Science and Disorders - Neurogenic Disorders
Dee Lance

Dee Lance

  • Chair of Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Hyejin Park

Hyejin Park

  • Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Gregory Snyder

Gregory Snyder

  • Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Ronda Bryan

Ronda Bryan

  • Instructor in American Sign Language Interpreting Minor
Elizabeth Burklow

Elizabeth Burklow

  • Speech-Language Pathologist
Carla Chism

Carla Chism

  • Speech Language Pathologist
Christy Coker

Christy Coker

  • Speech/Language Pathologist and Instructor
Kris Colvin

Kris Colvin

  • Instructor/Lecturer for the American Sign Language Interpreting Minor
Bradley Crowe

Bradley Crowe

  • Co-Director Speech and Hearing Center and Clinical Instructor
Amanda Devera

Amanda Devera

  • Speech Language Pathologist and Clinical Instructor
Rebecca Lowe

Rebecca Lowe

  • Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Director of Speech & Hearing Clinic
Leighton Mason

Leighton Mason

  • Speech Language Pathologist
Kari McManus

Kari McManus

  • Speech Language Pathologist
Haley Messersmith

Haley Messersmith

  • Clinical Audiologist
Anne Williams

Anne Williams

  • Clinical Audiologist and Clinical Instructor
Sandra Evans

Sandra Evans

  • Clinical Records Clerk
Joyce Pride

Joyce Pride

  • Administrative Coordinator I
Camille Toles

Camille Toles

  • Administrative Coordinator I
Corey Blount

Corey Blount

  • Instructor in Communication Sciences & Disorders
Roc Cook

Roc Cook

  • Academic Advisor I
Summer Chappell

Summer Chappell

  • Instructor in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Lea Helen Evans

Lea Helen Evans

  • Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

What is Communication Sciences and Disorders?

Watch the video below to find out more about the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders from our students and faculty. 


What programs does the Department of CSD offer?

CSD offers both undergraduate and graduate courses in communication sciences and disorders.

Speech and Hearing Center

We are dedicated to the assessment and treatment of all individuals with communicative disorders and clinical training of graduate students in speech language pathology.

  • National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association

    The University of Mississippi’s chapter of NSSLHA, National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, is accredited by the American Speech and Hearing Association, and is affiliated with the National NSSLHA. NSSLHA members show their support for the Oxford-Lafayette community each year by hosting food and toy drives, providing tutoring free of charge, advocating for causes such as apraxia and autism awareness, and reaching out to Mississippi legislators in regard to accessibility for individuals with communication disorders.

    National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association
  • Handband

    Handband, a vibrant student group at Ole Miss, brings together students who share a passion for learning sign language to popular songs. Imagine the magic of music combined with the beauty of sign language—Handband members perform these captivating songs at banquets, conferences, football games, and local assisted living facilities. Whether you're curious about music, language, or making a positive impact, Handband is an inspiring community to explore!

    Handband

Advisory Board Members

The Advisory Board Members bring new ideas and innovations from the professional CSD workforce and help shape curriculum for our students. 

The members of the CSD Advisory Board include:

  • Ginger Brown
  • Katrina Doss
  • Sue. T. Hale
  • Dr. Gloria Kellum
  • Darlene Gore
  • Verda Taylor
  • Suzan Thames