Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty

Dan Tullos

Daniel C. Tullos, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor and Chair

tullos@harding.edu

Dan Tullos joined the Harding Faculty in 1979 after working as a Diagnostician and Supervisor of Clinical Services at Alberta Children’s Hospital, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He completed his B.A. at Harding College, his M.C.D. at the University of Mississippi and his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. He has served as a supervisor, Clinical Director, Program Director, Graduate Advisor, and is once again serving as Program Director and Chair. He was selected as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2000.

Jan Traughber

Jan Traughber, M.S., CCC-SLP
Instructor and Clinical Director

jtraughb@harding.edu

Jan Traughber earned her B.A. in Communication Disorders from Harding University and her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Mississippi.  Employment settings have included the University of Tennessee's Center for Developmental Disabilities, Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, Methodist University Hospital and the Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative. Jan began supervising at Harding in 2007 and began serving as the Director of Clinical Services in July, 2012.

Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer M. Fisher, M.S., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor and Externship Director

jfisher1@harding.edu

Jennifer Fisher joined the Harding Faculty in 2007. She has worked in the public schools where she served as the district's Speech-Language Pathologist for Kindergarten through 12th grade. In addition, Jennifer has also worked in other settings such as preschool, rehabilitation and home health. She completed her B.A. at Harding University and her M.S. at the University of Central Arkansas.

 Rebecca WeaverRebecca Weaver, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor

Beckie Weaver originally came to Harding in 1975 when she joined the faculty as an instructor, Clinical Director and supervisor. She then worked in the public schools before returning to Harding in 1984. She completed her B.A. at Harding College, her M.C.D. at the University of Mississippi and her Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. She served as Chair of the Department for three years before becoming Dean of the College of Communication in 2010. She became the Dean of the College of Allied Health in 2011. She was selected as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2012.

Melanie Lowry

Melanie Lowry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor

mlowry@harding.edu

Melanie Lowry graduated from Harding University in 1995 and from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1997. She joined the Harding faculty in 2008 with a background in medical speech pathology. Her expertise is in adult neurogenic communication disorders. She recently completed her Ph.D. from the University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and University of Arkansas Medical Sciences consortium.

Alice Henton

Alice Henton, M.S., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor

ahenton@harding.edu

Alice Henton completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at The University of Mississippi. Her background is in public schools services, programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities, home-based early intervention, and university supervision. She began adjunct teaching and supervising at Harding University in 2010 and joined the faculty full time in 2013.

Tim Chance

Tim Chance, M.S., CCC-SLP
Instructor and Clinical Supervisor

tchance1@harding.edu

Tim Chance received his undergraduate and his graduate degrees from the University of Central Arkansas. After working at Easter Seals Arkansas Rehabilitation Center, Ascent Children's Health Services Center, and as a contract therapist, he joined the Harding Faculty in 2009. His current interests include developing multi-disciplinary clinical service delivery options to provide the best treatment to children with severe and multiple disabilities.

Amy Baker

Amy Baker, M.S., CCC-SLP
Instructor and Clinical Supervisor

abaker10@harding.edu

Amy Baker completed her B.A. at Harding University and M.S. at the University of Central Arkansas. Amy has worked as a speech-language pathologist in the school setting for Kindergarten through 12th grade. She has also worked in the preschool setting and as a contract therapist. She joined the Harding faculty in 2010 after serving as an adjunct supervisor in 2009.

Joni Day

Joni Day, M.C.D., CCC-SLP
Instructor and Clinical Supervisor

jday2@harding.edu

Joni Day completed her B.A. in Communication Disorders at Harding University in 1995, and her M.C.D. at Arkansas State University in 1996. Employment settings have included Paragould School District (kindergarten - 6th grade), Marmaduke School District (pre-school - 12th grade), Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative (preschool age), and Reaper Physical Therapy (infants to school age). Joni began adjunct supervising at Harding University in 2011. She joined the Harding Faculty in August 2012.

 April Watson

April Watson, M.A., CCC-SLP
Instructor and Clinical Supervisor

awatso11@harding.edu

April Watson graduated from Harding University with her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1999, and earned her M.A. in Communication Disorders at Southwest Missouri State University in 2001. Her background is in medical speech pathology, with most of her career spent working in hospitals, rehabilitation, and home health. She also spent five years serving adults with disabilities in a developmental day treatment program before joining the Harding faculty in 2014.

Laura Mulvany

Laura Mulvany, M.A., CCC-SLP
Instructor and Clinical Supervisor

lmulvany@harding.edu

Laura Mulvany completed her B.A. in Communication Disorders at Harding University in 1999, and her M.A. at Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. Employment settings have included West Tennessee Healthcare outpatient rehabilitation, National Healthcare Corporation nursing home, National Healthcare Corporation home health, Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative preschool, and Reaper Physical Therapy outpatient rehabilitation. Laura began adjunct supervising at Harding University in 2013. She joined the Harding Faculty in October, 2014.

Kevin Tripp

Kevin Tripp, Au.D.
Adjunct Instructor

csd@harding.edu

Kevin Tripp earned his B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Harding University in 2005 and his Au.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2009. He is the Clinical Director of Sound Advice Hearing Doctors in Cabot, Arkansas.  His professional interests include aural rehabilitation, counseling, and hearing aid dispensing. He has served as an adjunct instructor since the Fall of 2008.

Staff

 
Martha Vendetti

Martha Vendetti, B.S.
Administrative Assistant of Communication Sciences and Disorders

mvendett@harding.edu

Martha Vendetti graduated from David Lipscomb University with a B.S. in Office Administration. After graduating from David Lipscomb University, she worked 5 years as an Executive Assistant for the Senate Majority Caucus Chairman of the Tennessee State Senate, Nashville, TN. She came to Harding in 2006 with a background of business-related work experiences. She is now serving as the CSD Department Administrative Assistant.

Aleshia O'Neal

Aleshia O'Neal, B.S.
Speech Clinic Secretary

aoneal@harding.edu

Aleshia O’Neal received her B.S. in Secondary Education with licensure to teach English, 7-12 from Abilene Christian University. She has taught in public, private and home school settings for a total of 21 years. Coming to Harding University in 2010, she has worked in the College of Education and American Studies Institute as an administrative assistant, serving now in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department as the Speech Clinic secretary.