Our faculty at Eastern take considerable interest in their students. Many bring a wealth of personal clinical experience to the department, teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, and supervise clinical practicum students in a variety of settings, including our own University Hearing and Speech Clinic at the Riverpoint campus in Spokane, WA. Many faculty are well published researchers who mentor a wide topic of interests.
For contact information for WSU faculty who teach in the joint program, see the Adjunct and Part-time faculty page
Lesli Cleveland is an associate professor and chair in the department of Communication Disorders. She joined the department in January 2008.
Lesli earned a BA degree in English from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She completed her MA in 2000 and her PhD in 2009 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Lesli teaches courses in the areas of child language development and impairment, language and literacy, and multicultural issues. Her research interests include emergent and early literacy, service-learning within the field of communication disorders, and language development in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity.
Doreen Nicholas is the Clinic Director of the University Hearing and Speech Clinic and senior lecturer joining the department of Communication Disorders in 1995.
Doreen received her M.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. She also earned a Master of Health Policy Administration from Washington State University in 1998. Her interests include medical speech pathology, with emphasis in aphasia and dysphagia, as well as accent modification. She is also interested in the business practices of speech pathology and audiology.
Donald Fuller is a professor in the department of Communication Disorders. He began his work at Eastern in the fall of 2004. Dr. Fuller has been a member of the academic community for over 20 years. His most recent position was founding chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania. He held a position at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) before leaving to help create a new program in speech-language pathology at Florida International University in Miami.
Dr. Fuller received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree and Master of Speech Pathology degree from Arkansas State University in 1982 and 1983, respectively. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Purdue University in 1987, specializing in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Prior to his academic career, Dr. Fuller worked for a company specializing in rehabilitation services and in a residential center for persons with cognitive and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Fuller is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), and United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC). He was elected to ASHA Fellowship in 1998.
Dr. Fuller teaches courses in AAC, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Production, Phonetics, Voice Disorders, and Research Methods.
Jane Pimentel is an associate professor in the department of Communication Disorders, joining the department in fall 1999.
Dr. Pimentel earned two BS degrees in 1983 from Idaho State University; one in psychology and the other in speech pathology and audiology. She completed her MS in 1984 from Idaho State, and completed her PhD in 1993 from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Dr. Pimentel teaches courses in the area of neurogenic communication disorders including, communication neuroscience, aphasia, cognitive communicative disorders, motor speech disorders and anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism.
Her research interests include the use of context in treatment of individuals with dementia, discourse analysis in adult neurogenics and the treatment outcomes.
Elizabeth Wilson-Fowler began teaching in the department fall of 2010. She recently received her doctoral degree from Florida State University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and provides clinical supervision.
Prior to coming to Eastern, she worked as a speech-language pathologist in private practice and in the public schools in Anacortes, Washington. Dr. Wilson-Fowler has assessed and treated children from 3 to 21 years of age with a range of speech and language disorders. Her area of interest focuses on school-age language and literacy.
Roberta Jackson (Robbie) is a senior lecturer in the department of Communication Disorders joining the program Fall 1999. With over 30 years of university teaching, she has held positions at the University of California-Santa Barbara, California State University-Long Beach, and California Lutheran University.
Robbie's clinical interests and expertise are in communication disorders in children, specifically stuttering, phonology and language, and in the assessment process for all communication disorders. Currently her research interests center around speech sound disorders, fluency and language learning disabilities. She teaches Voice Disorders, Fluency and Stuttering, and Intervention courses at the undergraduate level and Assessment, Disorders of Fluency, Phonological Acquisition and Behavior, and Advanced Clinical Practice, at the graduate level.
Barbara Peregoy is a senior lecturer joining the department of Communication Disorders in the fall of 2001. She comes to Eastern with almost 20 years of clinical experience in private practice. Her clinical interests are early identification of hearing loss, electronystagmography and electrophysiology of the auditory mechanism.
An alumna of EWU, she received her BA in Communication Disorders in 1979, and recently completed her clinical doctorate degree in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Science. Aside from her teaching and clinical supervision duties at EWU, Dr. Peregoy provides hearing screening consultation in the NICU at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane.
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