Brittney Carlson, Au.D/Ph.D., CCC-A
Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Assistant Professor

3rd floor Berchmans Hall
413.265.2282 | carlsonb@elms.edu

B.A., Au.D., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Dr. Carlson’s research interests include adult aural rehabilitation and amplification. Most recently, she served as a clinical audiologist at the Connecticut VA Medical Center. Dr. Carlson has volunteered on numerous committees for professional organizations, is published in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented her research at conferences nationally.

Laura A. Hanratty, Ph.D., BCBA, LABA
Director of Applied Behavior Analysis
and ASD Graduate Programs
Assistant Professor

3rd floor Berchmans Hall
413.265.2463 | hanrattyl@elms.edu

B.A., Western New England College
M.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., Western New England University

Dr. Hanratty is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst in Massachusetts. Her research background is in teaching children safety skills, assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, and reinforcement parameters. Laura has presented her research at local and international conferences, as well as published and served as a guest reviewer for peer reviewed journals. Laura has experience working with children and adults with and without developmental disabilities, in schools, group homes, and the foster care system. She teaches courses in applied behavior analysis, assessment and treatment of behavior concerns, and research.

Kathleen Murphy, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor

3rd floor Berchmans Hall
413.265.2334 | murphyka@elms.edu

B.A., Elms College
M.S., University of Washington
Ed.D., American International College

Dr. Murphy is a speech language pathologist with over 15 years of experience working in urban and rural school districts. She has provided direct services, supervision, and management of clinical staff and collaborated with regular and special education staff, parents, and administration on multicultural awareness in education. She has developed workshops on childhood development, multicultural issues in speech language pathology, and special education law. Dr. Murphy has assisted in development of early childhood educational and play programs internationally and collaborated on the design and implementation of parent and coordinator resources within early childhood centers. In addition, Dr. Murphy has consulted with the State of Connecticut’s Early Childhood Cabinet to review the Early Learning and Development Standards for the Birth to Age 5 population specific to dual language learners. She has taught courses on special education law, multicultural awareness, and multicultural awareness in speech and language development. Dr. Murphy published her most current research on Latino parents’ perceptions of early intervention.

David Bickford, M.A.
Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer in CSD
Academic Coordinator, online SLPA programs

3rd floor Berchmans Hall
413.265.2253 | bickfordd@elms.edu

B.A., M.A., University of Massachusetts

David Bickford has worked as a speech-language pathologist in skilled nursing facilities throughout western Massachusetts. He is employed as an SLP at the Park View Specialty Hospital in Springfield. He was an SLP and supervisor at Belchertown State School, the New Medico Head Injury Systems facility, and Valley Rehabilitation. David joined the Elms faculty in 2004.

Angela Mansolillo, M.A.
Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer in CSD

3rd floor Berchmans Hall
413.265.2253 | mansolilloa@elms.edu

B.A., Rhode Island College
M.A., University of Connecticut

Angela Mansolillo has been a speech-language pathologist since 1985, and works at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. She has practiced in hospital, home care, and school settings. She lectures on dysphagia assessment and intervention, and earned specialty certification in swallowing disorders from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Angela joined the Elms faculty in 1998, and provides clinical supervision to student clinicians.