Kathryn James, Ph.D.
Chair, Professor and Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder Programs

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

Dr. James has been an audiologist and a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing since 1979, and joined Elms College in 1998. She has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels, and has served as director of audiology programs in educational and clinical settings. In addition, Dr. James served as a clinical audiologist in private practice and chief of audiology at Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore, Maryland, where she performed intra-operative monitoring and was on the team that performed the first cochlear implant in Maryland. She has been a grant reviewer, president of the Maryland Academy of Audiology, and currently serves on the executive board of the Massachusetts Academy of Audiology. Dr. James has presented to international, national, and regional professional meetings, and has published on discourse analysis and on audiological assessment. Her areas of expertise include program development, aural rehabilitation, and amplification.

David Bickford, M.A.
Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer in CSD

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.

Jennifer McIntire, CAGS SpEd, BCBA
Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer in CSD

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

Jennifer McIntire is a Doctoral Candidate in Special Education at the University of Massachusetts and a BCBA. She received her masters in behavior analysis from Northeastern University in 2001 and a CAGS in Special Education in 2013. She currently coordinates the Special Education district programs for students with intensive needs in Amherst, MA, providing supervision, training and consultation around the implementation of interventions that keep students with intensive learning needs in the least restrictive placements. Jennifer has worked with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for more than 20 years in various placements that span the continuum from inclusive programming to residential facilities. She is a board member on the Council for Exceptional Children. She is a strong advocate for inclusive opportunities for children with ASD and is currently studying and speaking about the need for evidence based interventions for students with ASD who are included in their natural classroom environments.

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.

Caroline Redpath, BCBA, CAGS
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

3rd floor Berchmans Hall


B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mrs. Redpath has been a certified Behavior Analyst for 29 years (Fl certified from 1983-2000 and Nationally Board Certified (BACB) from 2000-present). She holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Applied Behavior Analysis and completed the Child Life Training Program at the John’s Hopkins Medical Center. She served on the Florida Developmental Services District 9 Behavioral Review Board overseeing behavioral programs in a five county area for seven years. She currently works as the team leader Trainer III/ Behavior Analyst for CREC River Street School Autism Program specializing in providing consultation to school districts in applied behavior analysis services for children with autism and related disorders. Before coming to River Street, she was founder and CEO of Advantage Health Education and Developmental Specialists, Inc., a private practice group for behavior analysis services.