MS-SLP Program

Nickole Hines-Staples, MA, CCC-SLP, BIES

Dr. Nickole Hines-Staples is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Education for the University’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) Program on the Austin, TX campus. Her areas of interest in the field of speech-language pathology include swallowing and dysphagia across the lifespan with an emphasis in neonatal feeding and swallowing, in

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Robyn Martin, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Robyn Martin is the Director, SLP Clinical Instruction for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas Christian University.  Martin has practiced as a speech-language pathologist in public schools, the hospital setting, a pediatric outpatient clinic and in the university

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Ana Rivera, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Ana Rivera is an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Dallas, TX campus. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. In 2017, she obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from

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Christine Fiestas, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Christine E. Fiestas is a core faculty member in the Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Austin, TX campus. She joined the program in the spring of 2020 as an Associate Professor and was promoted to her current position in December 2023. She received both

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Halah Alateeq, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Alateeq is an Assistant Professor at the College of Rehabilitative Sciences, Austin, TX campus. She obtained her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and her Doctor of Philosophy in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University. Her research focuses on understanding the cognitive processes underlying bilinguals’ ability to

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Ashley Bourque Meaux, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Ashley Bourque Meaux joined the University in 2021 as the Assistant Program Director and an Associate Professor for the MS-SLP program on the Dallas, TX campus. In December 2023, she transitioned to Director, SLP Clinical Education Placement Team. Dr. Meaux earned four degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. In 2004, Dr.

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Deann O’Lenick, PHD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Deann O’Lenick joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2021 as a core faculty member in the Master of Speech-Language Pathology Program on the Dallas, TX campus. Dr. O’Lenick received her Bachelor of Science from North Dakota State University, Master of Science from Texas Tech University, Master of Business Administration from

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Laura Finkel, MS, CCC-SLP

Laura Finkel (she/her/hers) is a Clinical Coordinator and Assistant Professor for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Master of Speech-Language Pathology program on the Austin, TX campus. Her areas of interest in speech-language pathology include human-centered authentic assessment and treatment practices for bilingual individuals, language sampling analysis in clinical practice, relationship building and

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