Aug 13, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Office: Sweeney Hall 115

Telephone: 408-924-3688 (Voice); 408-924-3641 (Fax)




Paul Cascella
Nidhi Mahendra, Chair
June McCullough
Wendy Quach

Associate Professors

Pei-Tzu Tsai

Assistant Professors

Megan Cuellar
Lyle Lustigman


The mission of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences is to provide rigorous academic and clinical preparation for students seeking careers working with persons with communication and swallowing disorders, and their families. One of the first Communicative Disorders and Sciences programs in California, the department has prepared students for careers as speech-language pathologists and audiologists for more than 40 years. Speech-language pathologists identify, evaluate, and provide interventions for children and adults with speech, language, cognitive-communicative, and swallowing disorders. Audiologists diagnose and treat individuals with hearing and balance disorders. Our academic and pre-clinical undergraduate curriculum provides the basis for further graduate study, required for a career in speech-language pathology and audiology. Our Master’s Degree program in Speech Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Members of the SJSU community and the larger community receive speech, language, and hearing services at the Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders (Sweeney Hall SH 115).



    AudiologySpeech Pathology