Autumn Mathias, MA, Ph.D., MSW, BSW and BS
Assistant Professor of Social Work/Sociology Program Coordinator
Autumn has experience in diverse fields such as services for refugees and asylum seekers, foster care/adoption, elder services, and political advocacy/community organizing around issues impacting immigrants. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in Massachusetts. Her social work interests include macro and international social work practice, holistic services for displaced populations, research methods, and cultural competence education. Autumn’s research and teaching interests have been inspired by her international travels and her experiences as a social worker, and include transnational human rights activism, globalization, identity, intergroup relations, and conflict and violence. Her doctoral dissertation qualitatively examined how Asian Indian Christians in diaspora have responded to religious persecution. She has been a co-advisor to the Student Social Work Organization the Massachusetts Eta Chapter of the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences at Elms College. She also serves as a member of a community-based coalition and a non-profit board.
Brittney Carlson, Au.D/Ph.D., CCC-A
Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Assistant Professor
Dr. Carlson is a clinical and research audiologist with interests in adult aural rehabilitation, outcomes with amplification, and dual sensory impairment. She consults as a clinical audiologist at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital and is a research collaborator with the Aural Rehabilitation Laboratory at the University of Connecticut. She is currently serving as treasurer for the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology and co-advisor to the Elms College chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA). Dr. Carlson teaches hearing science, audiology, and senior seminar, and serves as the practicum coordinator.
Mary Deyo, SLPD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Deyo is a speech language pathologist with clinical experience and research interests in adults with intellectual disabilities and brain injury, as well as research related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She currently serves on the Berkshire County Arc advisory committee for their newest community center for adults with brain injuries, the Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum Board, the Board of St. Mary’s High School, and is co-advisor to the Elms College chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA). Dr. Deyo teaches speech science, phonetics, speech and language acquisition, professional communication in Communication Sciences and Disorders, observation methods and techniques in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and neuroscience.
Laura Hanratty, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA
Director of Applied Behavior Analysis, ASD Graduate Programs Assistant Professor
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.
Angela Mansolillo, M.A.
Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer in CSD
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.
Jacqueline Neiman, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer in CSD
Jacqueline Neiman is a certified speech and language pathologist who has been practicing in a variety of pediatric settings for over almost 30 years. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1990 and is licensed in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. For the last 15 years, Jackie has provided home/daycare-based therapy services for children ages 0 – 3 in a local early intervention program. Additionally, she supervises both graduate and undergraduate students during their off-site practicum placements. She teaches the Intro CSD course at Elms both on campus and in their online program where she enjoys sharing her love for this wonderful field.