Communication Sciences & Disorders Faculty

Professor & Director, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Helen has served as the Director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders since August 2016 and has the pleasure of working with enormously talented faculty who are committed to student learning and to moving the field of speech-language pathology forward through research.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Caitlin McDonnell is passionate about medical speech-language pathology with a special interest in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.

Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Dr. Peter Flipsen Jr. has been at Pacific since fall 2013. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta in his native Canada and then went on to receive his Master’s degree in in Speech-Language Pathology from Michigan State University. After practicing for four years as a speech-language pathologist in Fort Nelson, British Columbia (at mile 300 on the Alaska Highway), he returned to school and obtained his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is certified as a speech-language pathologist in both the United States and Canada.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Melissa is pleased to serve as an Assistant Professor in the School of CSD, supervising graduate students in the delivery of speech-language services in the Pacific University Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinics. Her professional interests include working with clients with dementia, aphasia and other cognitive-linguistic deficits.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Marcia Frost has served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Education since joining the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2015.  She has the distinct honor of growing our future professionals along-side this phenomenal CSD faculty. 

Associate Professor

Rik Lemoncello is passionate about teaching and clinical practice in the area of adult medical speech-language pathology.

Associate Professor

Dr. Mandulak is an associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Assistant Professor

Eric Sanders researches the study of language and literacy for individuals with significant intellectual disabilities.

Associate Professor

Amanda Stead is an associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.