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Speech and Hearing Center

Speech and Hearing Center
Kansas State University
139 Campus Creek Complex
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6879
785-532-6523 fax

Faculty Supervisors

Carrie Leonhart Fratecelli, M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Speech-Language Supervisor
CCC in Speech-Language Pathology
clfratecelli@k-state.edu

Areas of Interest and Specialty: Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and criminal justice issues related to complex communication needs. 

Jane Mertz Garcia, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical Speech-Language Supervisor
CCC in Speech-Language Pathology
jgarcia@k-state.edu

Areas of Interest and Specialty: Diet modifications for impaired swallowing (dysphagia), augmentative and alternative communication strategies for unintelligible speech, LSVT-LOUD certified, and acquired language and cognitive disorders (TBI emphasis).

Robert G. Garcia, Au.D., M.B.A.

Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor, Audiology Supervisor
CCC in Audiology
rgarcia@k-state.edu

Areas of Interest and Specialty: Clinical Audiology, database management and business management.

Melanie Hilgers, M.S.

Clinic Director, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Speech-Language Supervisor
CCC in Speech-Language Pathology
mhilgers@k-state.edu

Areas of Interest and Specialty: Communication development and disorders associated with preschool through school-aged population and clinical instruction.

Linda Hoag, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical Speech-Language Supervisor
CCC in Speech-Language Pathology
lhoag@k-state.edu

Areas of Interest and Specialty: Augmentative and alternative communication, voice disorders, LSVT-LOUD certified, and orofacial anomalies.

Jeridy Oetken, M.S./M.B.A.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Speech-Language Supervisor
CCC in Speech-Language Pathology
jeridy@k-state.edu

Areas of Interest and Specialty: Developmental communication of preschool and school-aged children, acquired communication disorders in children and adults, swallowing and voice disorders, clinical instruction, Business Administration & skilled documentation for speech-language pathology.

Kristin M. Pelczarski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Clinical Speech-Language Supervisor
CCC in Speech-Language Pathology
kpelczar@k-state.edu

Areas of Interest and Specialty: Fluency disorders in children and adults; articulatory/phonological disorders.

Barbara R. Weltsch, M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Speech-Language Supervisor
CCC in Speech-Language Pathology
bweltsch@k-state.edu

Areas of Interest and Specialty: Communication disorders and delays in early childhood and K-5 students; public school.