Faculty and Staff
- Faculty are available, friendly and helpful in facilitating students' career goals.
- Faculty members are actively engaged in practicing their profession through teaching, supervision, service on professional committees, attendance at conferences, and mentoring research.
- Dedicated Faculty have clinical expertise. All faculty members teach courses, advise, and supervise in clinic. Their first priority is teaching YOU!
Dr. Rebecca M Throneburg
Office: 2308 - Human Services
Rebecca Throneburg's Vita
Professor in the department. Began working at EIU in 1995. She received her doctorate from the University of Illinois. Dr. Throneburg coordinates the Departmental Honors program and received the Distinguished Honor's Faculty Award in 2006. Courses taught include Research Methods in Communication Disorders (CDS 5000), an honors research seminar (CDS 4666), Language Acquisition (CDS 2200), and special topic courses in phonological awareness (CDS 5400). She supervises clinical practicum and student thesis projects. She has several publications and presentations in the area of childhood stuttering, phonological awareness, service delivery models in the school setting, including an article in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, co-authored with Lynn Calvert. She is a co-author of A Sound Start: Phonemic Awareness Lessons for Reading Success with Jean Smitley. She was the vice president of professional affairs for the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association and currently chairs a distance learning committee and website committee for ISHA. She is the chair for Eastern's Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL). She previously worked as a speech-language pathologist in an elementary school, rehabilitation companies, and home health care.
Frequently Taught Courses
CDS 2200 – Language Acquisition
CDS 4644 – Undergraduate Honor's Thesis
CDS 4666 – Honor's Research Seminar
CDS 4900 – Undergraduate Clinical Practicum
CDS 5000 – Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CDS 5850/5890 – Graduate Independent Study and Thesis
CDS 5900/5910 – Graduate Clinical Practicum and Diagnostics