Clinic Faculty

Dr. Scott Youmans, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Department Chair & Associate Professor  

Scott R. Youmans is an Associate Professor at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus.  He is currently the Chairperson of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Dr. Youmans teaches in the areas of adult, neurogenic swallowing and communication disorders, as well as anatomy/physiology and research.  His primary research interests are in the areas of swallowing and motor speech disorders.

Dr. Gina Youmans, Ph.D., CCC/SLP

Program Director & Associate Professor  

Gina Youmans is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at Long Island University, Brooklyn campus.  Dr. Youmans teaches in the areas of neuroanatomy, diagnostics, adult communication disorders, aphasia and dementia. She is currently investigating group treatment paradigms and script training treatment efficacy.

Dr. Miriam Baigorri, Ph.D, CCC/SLP

Tenure Track Faculty

Miriam Baigorri, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has been an assistant professor at Long Island University – Brooklyn since she completed her Ph.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2016, which focused on bilingual speech perception.  Prior to that, Dr. Baigorri was a Clinical Instructor at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders at Teachers College, Columbia University for 7 years.  She also worked as a pediatric bilingual speech-language pathologist at Bellevue Hospital.  She has trained students and professionals internationally and has co-developed a cleft palate training program in Guatemala and Columbia.  Her research interests include cleft palate and habilitation, cross language speech perception, communication disorders in bilinguals, and international-language pathology.  Dr. Baigorri received a Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from SUNY Geneseo.

Dr. Gemma Moya-Galé, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Tenure Track Faculty

Dr. Gemma Moya-Galé, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department at Long Island University-Brooklyn. Her primary research interests are treatment efficacy for motor speech disorders across languages, particularly for Parkinson's disease, and acquired neurogenic language disorders. 


Dr. Nelson Moses, Ph.D, CCC/SLP

Associate Professor & Director of the Bilingual Speech Language Personnel Development Center, Tenured Faculty 

Dr. Nelson Moses is Professor and Director of the Speech-Language Bilingual Personnel Development Center at Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, funded by a grant from the New York State Education Department.  Dr. Moses is the founder and past Chairman of the graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program at LIU-Brooklyn whose mission is to address cultural and linguistic diversity in the profession of speech-language pathology.  This program is the recipient of the first diversity reward from the American Speech, Language & Hearing Association (ASHA) in recognition of its ground breaking mission and programming excellence.  Dr. Moses has been a practicing clinician for more than 45-years.  He works with children with severe and profound developmental disabilities.  Dr. Moses has published and presented on cognition, language disorders, literacy, supervision and bilingual assessment.  Dr. Moses is the co-author with Harriet Klein, Professor Emerita, New York University, of several books on intervention planning and evidence based practice in speech-language pathology.  Publication date for Dr. Moses’ latest book for Kendall/Hunt is September 2018.

Dr. Katrien Vermeire, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA

Tenure Track Faculty

Katrien received a MSc in Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology from the Catholic University of Leuven (1997), a BSc in Audiology from the Lessius University College (1998) and a PhD in Medical Science from the University of Antwerp (2006), in Belgium. After the completion of a post-doc at the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Active Implantable Systems, Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, she returned to Belgium as a research scientist and clinician at the ENT dept. of the University Hospital of Ghent. From 2012 until 2014, Katrien had an appointment at the Thomas More University College in Antwerp, Dept of Audiology, as a lecturer and a researcher of central auditory processing in older adults. From 2015 until 2016, Katrien was the Director of the Hearing & Speech Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. From 2016 until 2018, Katrien was a visiting assistant professor at Long Island University and an adjunct clinical instructor at NYU Steinhardt. Katrien has more than 20 years of experience as an audiologist in several domains of audiology. Her clinical and scientific experience has focused on cochlear implantation as a treatment for tinnitus, cochlear implantation for single sided deafness, electric-acoustic stimulation and bimodal stimulation. She also gained interest in central auditory and cognitive processes involved in speech understanding in older adults.