Communication Disorders and Sciences Faculty

Southern Illinois University




Valerie Boyer

Program Director and Associate Professor (PH.D., CCC-SLP)

Valerie Boyer

Rehn 310
Phone: 618.453.8283

Specializations in pediatric language development and disorders particularly with young children, children with autism spectrum disorders, and children from diverse backgrounds as well as scholarship of teaching and learning. Valerie E. Boyer is a tenured Associate Professor in the Communication full profile >>

Maria Claudia Franca

Professor (Ph.D., CCC-SLP)

Maria Claudia Franca

Rehn 318A
Phone: 618.453.8292

Maria Claudia Franca is an endowed Mark and Susan Ashley Professor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Program with areas of interest in Voice Science, Multicultural and Global Issues Related to Communication Disorders, and Higher Education matters. Dr. Franca has been recipient of the full profile >>

Kathryn (Kitty) Martin

Senior Lecturer (M.S., CCC-SLP)

Kitty Martin

Rehn 322
Phone: 618.453.8268



Specializations: Language Development, Language Disorder, Language and Literacy, Communication and Diversity, Supervision and Mentoring. Kitty Martin is an instructor and clinical supervisor for Communication Disorders and Sciences. She has mentored CDS students in the McNair program, full profile >>

Atheana Meadows

Lecturer (M.A., CCC-A)

Atheana Meadows

Rehn 316A
Phone: 618.453.7704



Atheana Meadows is a Lecturer in the Rehabilitation Institute and Clinical Supervisor for the Communication Disorders & Sciences Program. She received her B.S. in Family Social Service from Northern Illinois University; and transferred from SIU’s CDS Program to complete her M.A. in full profile >>