Speech-Language Pathology Program


The Speech-Language Pathology faculty and staff are certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Dr. Emily DiehmDr. Emily Diehm, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
B.S. University of Iowa
M.S. and Ph.D. Florida State University

Emily A. Diehm is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and an Assistant Professor in The University of Toledo’s Speech-Language Pathology program.  She is also the director of the OWL (Oral and Written Language) Lab that is located inside the University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (Health and Human Services building) on the University’s main campus. 

Dr. Diehm’s research program focuses on investigating the underlying linguistic and metalinguistic factors that contribute to oral language and literacy performance in preschool and early elementary-school students, especially how morphology is represented within oral and written forms of English.  Additionally, Dr. Diehm’s work also addresses the early identification of variables that may aid in our prediction of future difficulty in reading or spelling, as well as the development and academic outcomes of children known to be at-risk for literacy difficulties. Her work utilizes a variety of methods, including dynamic, criterion-referenced, and norm-referenced assessments of children’s language and literacy abilities, behavioral coding of children’s communicative abilities, and surveys. The overarching goal of her work is to determine 1) optimal methods for identifying children with oral and written language difficulties and, 2) associated interventions that improve children’s performance on functional measures of oral and written language.

Research and Teaching

  • Language Development
  • Child Language Disorders
  • Reading and Spelling
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Office: HH2028
Oral and Written Language (OWL) Website: http://toledoowll.weebly.com 


Mike DillonMr. Michael Dillon, M.A., CCC-SLP
Associate Lecturer, Clinic Coordinator
B.S. Central Michigan University
M.A. The University of Toledo

Mr. Dillon is an associate lecturer in the Speech-Language Pathology Program, as well as serving as the Coordinator of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.  He has been with The University of Toledo since 2015.  Mr. Dillon has practiced in a variety of settings, including early intervention programs, schools, adult and pediatric home health, and adult and pediatric inpatient/outpatient settings, in both Ohio and North Carolina.  His teaching experience includes articulation and phonological disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and clinical methods. 

Mr. Dillon is also the primary instructor of undergraduate- and graduate-level therapy practicum courses, as well as graduate-level diagnostic practicum.  In his role as clinic coordinator, Mr. Dillon has worked to expand the range of clinical experiences available to UToledo students, including off-campus community partnerships, speech-language and hearing screenings, and innovative summer programs for specific populations, all while continuing to ensure high quality services in our own Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.  Mr. Dillon’s primary areas of interest include early intervention and clinical education and supervision.  

Office: HH1240C


An DinhAn Dinh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.A. and M.A. Calvin College
Ph.D. Ohio University 

Dr. Dinh is an Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Toledo. She joined the faculty in 2019. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Calvin College. She obtained her Ph.D. in Speech-Language Science from Ohio University.

Dr. Dinh aims to integrate the tenets of Socioemotional Selectivity Theory (SST), a prominent gerontology theory, into aphasia research and clinical practice, hoping to equip clinicians to provide meaningful, holistic aphasia intervention. Specifically, she studies the shift in social needs and relationship priorities in older adults with stroke and aphasia. She also seeks to apply SST in the assessment and treatment of other communication disorders. Moreover, Dr. Dinh is interested in the effect of stroke and aphasia on lexical tone, specifically Vietnamese. Her long-term goal is to develop valid evaluation tools and treatment approaches that help improve lexical tone perception and production among Vietnamese individuals with stroke and aphasia.

Dr. Dinh received both the International Student Scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation and Student Fellowship of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences in 2016. She is also a recipient of the Minority Student Leadership Scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2015.

Research Interests:

  • Changes in socioemotional needs and relationship priorities after stroke
  • Lexical tone and aphasia

Office: HH2020

Dr Rod Gabel

Dr. Rodney Gabel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F
B.S. and M.S. Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University

Teaching interests are centered around the nature and treatment of stuttering and fluency disorders. Research interests are treatment outcomes of intensive therapy programs for stuttering and the psycho-social impact of stuttering. 

Office: HH2024


Jennifer GlassmanDr. Jennifer Glassman, PhD, CCC-SLP, CHES
Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. The University of Toledo

Dr. Glassman serves as an assistant professor at The University of Toledo in the School of Intervention and Wellness and has been with university since 2007. Since that time has served as a visiting professor, clinic coordinator and supervisory clinician for the speech language pathology program. She earned her doctorate in Health Education in 2017. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and an ASHA certified speech language pathologist. She teaches courses in childhood speech and language disorders. Jennifer also assists in coordinating the Interprofessional Education (IPE) program at The University of Toledo where she works with students from 11 health disciplines to improve patient-centered health care. 

Her research interests include the relationship between communication disorders and health. Currently she is conducting a study on student health and wellness and the associated relationship with academic performance and graduation rates. Her passion is community service where each summer she oversees a speech camp for school-age children who benefit from supplemental speech therapy.  Jennifer is also the faculty advisor to UToledo’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), a service-based organization that focuses on improving the community and the student experience.

Office:  HH2032


Adrienne LangeMrs. Adrienne Lange, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinical Program Supervisor
B.S. and M.S. Bowling Green State University

Mrs. Lange supervises off-campus practicum sites at SunBridge schools. She also supervises the DaZy Aphasia Center, which meets in the UToledo Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. In addition, she supervises diagnostic teams as well as clinicians treating individual clients in the clinic. Mrs. Lange has practiced in a variety of settings in and around northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, including preschools, K-12 schools, nursing homes, adult home health, an outpatient clinic, and a residential facility for adults with MR/DD.

Office: HH1240E


Dr Caroline MenezesDr. Caroline Menezes, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Program Director
B.S. and M.S. University of Madras, India
M.A. Ohio University
Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Dr. Menezes is an associate professor with research interest in articulatory phonetics of speech. Her research includes the use of the 3-D ElectroMagnetoArticulograph system that records kinematic data of speech articulators including structures within the oral cavity like the tongue and lower jaw and relate articulatory movement to meaningful gestures employed in speaking. Dr. Menezes’ research specifically studies the phonetic correlates of emotion in speech including laughter suspicion, sadness happiness and love. More recently, she has been focusing on Parkinson’s disease and Transgender articulatory changes due to speech therapy. Dr. Menezes also runs the Parkinson’s speech clinic.

Office: HH2026


Lauren MillerLauren Miller, M.S., CCC-SLP
Assistant Lecturer
B.A. and M.S. Bowling Green State University

Lauren Miller is an Assistant Lecturer for the Speech-Language Pathology program at The University of Toledo. She is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist with the Ohio Board of Speech Pathology and the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association.  Mrs. Miller received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Bowling Green State University. 

Mrs. Miller’s primary interests are in diagnosing and treating children with autism and complex disorders with emphasis on communication, behavior management and feeding.  She has specialized training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2, feeding, and behavior management. 

Mrs. Miller has worked clinically as a Speech-Language Pathologist with both pediatric and adult populations in the public school, hospital, and rehabilitation settings.  She also worked as an instructor, supervisor and clinical coordinator at the college level, in the clinical and educational settings, and at the University of Toledo Speech and Hearing Clinic.  She is passionate about the field of Speech-Language Pathology and committed to the education and training of Speech-Language Pathologists.

Office: HH2030


Lori PakulskiDr. Lori Pakulski, Ph.D., CCC-A
B.S. Michigan State University
M.A., PhD. Bowling Green University

Lori A. Pakulski, Ph.D., CCC-A is a professor in the College of Health and Human Services, School of Intervention and Wellness, at the University of Toledo. She is an audiologist with expertise in hearing loss and interventions across the life span. She teaches courses in audiology and aural (re)habilitation for undergraduate and graduate students. She is the graduate student advisor, and coordinates the graduate admissions process.

Dr. Pakulski is actively engaged in inter-professional research and education with an aim to improve health care communication and general well-being of those with unidentified and unmanaged hearing loss. She is also studying the communication of patients with Parkinson’s disease when hearing loss is present.

During her tenure at UToledo, Dr. Pakulski also worked with families and their children with hearing loss who were interested in listening and spoken language interventions. She developed the Auditory and Language Enriched Programs (ALEP) for children with hearing loss. In partnership with the University of Akron, she was awarded a U.S. Department of Education Professional Training Grant and developed the Graduate Studies Consortium for Listening and Spoken Language (GSCLSL) to provide training for graduate speech-language pathology students to work with children with hearing loss who use advanced technology to learn to listen and talk. Dr. Pakulski has also been a community consultant for families of children with hearing loss in both special education and inclusive environments and worked with educators and other professionals to improve service provision in the classroom.  

Dr. Pakulski has presented her research nationally and has more than 40 publications in journals and books that are available internationally. She is a reviewer for many journals and is active in several organizations. Dr. Pakulski has received several awards over the years for her teaching and service.

Office: HH2022


Amy RemerMrs. Amy Remer, M.A., CCC-SLP
Associate Lecturer & Internship Coordinator
B.A., M.A. The University of Toledo

Amy Remer is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist.  She is an Associate Lecturer and the Internship Coordinator for the Speech-Language Pathology program at The University of Toledo. Mrs. Remer is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the Northwest Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Toledo. 

Mrs. Remer’s primary area of interest is voice disorders.  She has specialized training and certification in SPEAK OUT!®, Videostroboscopy with Interpretation, and Post-Laryngectomy Voice Restoration with Tracheoesophageal Puncture and Prosthesis. 

Mrs. Remer also has an interest in hearing loss and aural rehabilitation.  She spent five years as a Clinical Supervisor for the Graduate Studies Consortium for Listening and Spoken Language, a personnel preparation grant that focused on training speech-language pathology students to work with children with hearing loss.  She also has a son with a hearing loss.

Office: HH1240D


Administrative Assistants
School of Intervention and Wellness:  

Ann Sheidler

Ann Sheidler
Speech-Language Hearing Clinic


Mailing address:
The University of Toledo
School of Intervention and Wellness
2801 W. Bancroft/MS119
Toledo, Ohio 43606 

Last Updated: 2/26/20