Michael Stephen Hevel
Department Head
100 Graduate Education Building

The Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders offers two degree programs:

The department also offers an undergraduate minor in Human Resource and Workforce Development.

At the graduate level, the department also offers an M.S. with an emphasis in speech-language pathology, M.S. and Ed.D. in higher education, M.S. and Ed.D. in human resource and workforce development, M.S. and Ph.D. in counselor education.

Adams, Justin J., Ph.D. (University of South Carolina, M.Ed., B.A. (Winthrop University), Assistant Professor, 2018.
Biggs, Bobbie T., Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), M.S., B.S. (University of Arkansas), Professor, 1979, 2000.
Blisard, Paul, Ed.D. (University of Arkansas), M.C., B.S., B.S. (Southwest Missouri State University), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2014.
Bowers, Andrew L., Ph.D. (University of Tennessee Health Science Center), M.A., B.A. (University of Tennessee), Associate Professor, 2012, 2019.
Bowers, Lisa Marie, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee Health Science Center), M.A., B.A. (Louisiana State University), Associate Professor, 2012, 2019.
Boykin, Allison, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina-Greensboro), Assistant Professor, 2019.
Cao, Chunhua, Ph.D. (University of South Florida-Tampa), Teaching Assistant Professor, 2019.
Charkasova, Aynur, Ph.D., M.S. (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), B.A. (Azerbaijan University of Languages), Teaching Assistant Professor, 2021.
Christian, David, Ph.D., M.S. (University of North Texas), B.A. (University of Texas at Dallas), Assistant Professor, 2015.
Danley, Jessica, M.S. (Tennessee State University), B.S. (University of North Texas), Clinical Instructor, 2021.
Dieffenderfer, Vicki, Ph.D., M.S., B.S. (University of Tennessee), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2015.
Frazier, Kimberly Frances, Ph.D. (University of South Carolina–Columbia), M.S., B.S.E. (University of Arkansas), Associate Professor, 2007, 2013.
Gearhart, G. David, Ed.D., J.D. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Westminster College), Professor, 1998.
Gilbertson, Margie, Ph.D. (University of Memphis), M.S.E., B.A. (University of Central Arkansas), Clinical Instructor, 2016.
Glade, Rachel E., Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), M.S. (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), M.A. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (University of Arkansas at Little Rock), Assistant Professor, 2015, 2017.
Grover, Kenda Shea, Ed.D. (University of Arkansas), M.S., B.A. (Northeastern State University), Associate Professor, 2003, 2018.
Haghighi, Mohammad, Ph.D. (Ohio University), Assistant Professor, 2019.
Hagstrom, Fran W., Ph.D. (Clark University), M.S. (University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston), M.A. (St. Louis University), B.A. (Southwest Baptist University), Associate Professor, 2002, 2008.
Hevel, Michael Stephen, Ph.D. (University of Iowa), M.A. (Bowling Green State University), B.A. (University of Kansas), Associate Professor, 2012, 2017.
Higgins, Kristin Kay, Ph.D., M.S. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Vanderbilt University), Associate Professor, 2006, 2014.
Holyfield, Christine E., Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), M.A. (University of Kansas), B.S. (Central Michigan University), Assistant Professor, 2017.
Hughes, Claretha, Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), M.S. (North Carolina State University), M.B.A. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Clemson University), Professor, 2004, 2017.
Jordan, Lorien S., Ph.D. (University of Georgia), M.F.T. (Mercer University), M.A. (New York University), B.A. (Arizona State University), Assistant Professor, 2020.
Kacirek, Kit, Ed.D., M.Ed. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (University of Texas), Associate Professor, 1997, 2007.
Koch, Lynn C., Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), M.S., B.S. (University of Arizona), Professor, 2006, 2010.
Liang, Xinya, Ph.D. (Florida State University), B.S. (Zhejiang Gongshang University, China), Assistant Professor, 2014.
Lo, Wen-Juo, Ph.D., M.A. (Arizona State University), B.S. (SooChow University), Associate Professor, 2008, 2014.
Lofton, Barbara A., Ed.D. (Grambling State University), M.A. (University of Iowa), B.S. (Jackson State University), Assistant Professor, 1996.
Maddox, Robert F., Ph.D. (University of Nebraska), Instructor, 2019.
Mamiseishvili, Ketevan, Ph.D., M.A. (University of Missouri-Columbia), B.A. (Akaki Tsereteli State University), Professor, 2008, 2017.
McCray, Suzanne, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee), M.A., B.A. (University of Arkansas), Associate Professor, 2010.
Miller, Michael T., Ed.D. (University of Nebraska), M.S., B.A. (Southern Illinois University), Professor, 2003, 2005.
Murry, John, Ed.D., J.D., M.B.A., B.S.B.A., B.S. (University of Arkansas), Associate Professor, 1993, 1999.
Perryman, Kristi Leann, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), M.S., B.S. (Southwest Missouri State University), Assistant Professor, 2014.
Popejoy, Erin O., Ph.D. (University of Texas–San Antonio), M.A. (Texas State University), B.A. (Case Western Reserve University), Assistant Professor, 2015.
Ray, Teresa, Ph.D. (Capella University), Instructor, 2019.
Roessger, Kevin, Ph.D., M.S., B.A. (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Associate Professor, 2016, 2019.
Samuels, Mandel G., M.B.A. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Oklahoma State University), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2012, 2018.
Shelton, Leslie Jo, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), M.Ed., B.A. (Ohio University), Associate Professor, 2014, 2018.
Vajda, Anthony J., Ph.D. (Old Dominion University), M.S. (La Salle University), B.A. (University of Delaware), Assistant Professor, 2018.
Williams, Brent Thomas, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), M.S. (University of Texas Southwestern Medical School), B.A. (Austin College), Associate Professor, 2002, 2008.