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Language, Literacy, Research and Education Network

Nara Gavini, PhD, MPhil

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Associate Provost for Research, Professor
Research Office
Office of the Provost
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Dr. Gavini is responsible for oversight of the Research Office, all lab operations, planning and budget issues, faculty support, and compliance with federal and MGB guidelines and policies. Dr. Gavini joined the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2019 as Executive Director of Research and...

James DuPont

James DuPont
Dean of Enrollment Services
Office of Enrollment Services
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James DuPont is Dean of Enrollment Services at MGH Institute of Health Professions. His career has focused on higher education, where he has worked with a variety of colleges and universities across the country on topics ranging from enrollment management, international education, online program...

Mary Rasner, MLIS

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Lab Manager
SAiL Literacy Lab
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Mary Rasner is Lab Manager of the Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab at MGH Institute of Health Professions under the direction of Dr. Tiffany Hogan. Before joining the MGH Institute, Mary was a librarian and Head of the Reference Department at Melrose Public Library, in Melrose MA.

Rouzana Komesidou, PhD

Rouzana Komesidou
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research: SAiL Literacy Lab
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Rouzana Komesidou is a postdoctoral fellow and a project director on a longitudinal study funded by the NIH on children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Dyslexia, a collaboration between Tiffany Hogan, PhD, CCC-SLP, at the SAiL Literacy Lab at the MGH Institute, Julie Wolter, PhD, CCC...

Tiffany Hogan, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Director of the SAiL Literacy Lab; Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research: SAiL Literacy Lab
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Tiffany P. Hogan is Director of the Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab, and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute. Dr. Hogan joined the Institute in July 2013. Dr. Hogan studies the genetic, neurologic, and behavioral links between oral and...

Ginny Do

Ginny Do
Assistant Director of Accreditation and Operations, Continuing and Professional Development
Continuing and Professional Development
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Ginny Do was promoted to Assistant Director of Accreditation and Operations for the Office of Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) in February 2021, where she supports Susan Farrell with internal continuing education endeavors, as well as the development of new external professional...

Heather Easter

Heather Easter
Director of Academic Operations
Office of the Provost
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A Maryland native, Heather attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges before joining the staff at the Institute where she has worked since 2006. She provides comprehensive administrative and management support related to academic operations. In 2016, she was named Employee of the Year for...

Bonnie Halvorson-Bourgeois, MS, CCC-SLP

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Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Bonnie Halvorson-Bourgeois '07, MS, CCC-SLP, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and is Coordinator of Literacy Services in the Speech Language and Literacy Center (SLLC). She teaches courses and provides clinical education for first-year MS graduate...

Susan Lambrecht Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Assistant Professor, Co-Director Written Expression Language and Literacy (WELL) Collaborative
Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Susan Lambrecht Smith, Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, is a developmental psychologist and speech-language pathologist specializing in research and teaching related to speech sound disorders and dyslexia. She has broad experience as a clinical SLP in the schools. Dr...

Charles Haynes, EdD, CCC-SLP

Charles Haynes
Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Charles Haynes, EdD, CCC-SLP, is Professor for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Haynes teaches courses in spoken and written language disorders and in language, culture and...