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Our Staff

Rajinder Koul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Rajinder Koul is the Director of the Woolfolk Center for Language Disorders Research and Chair of the department and Houston Harte Centennial Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology with an emphasis in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) from Purdue University. He served as the Chair, Associate Dean for Research, and Assistant Vice President for Research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center before joining the University of Texas at Austin.


Corinne Neal, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Director
Corinne Neal is the Associate Director of the Woolfolk Center for Language Disorders. She holds a Ph.D. with an emphasis in child language disorders and augmentative and alternative communication from The University of Kansas. She previously ran multiple research studies investigating child language and literacy from birth to adolescence at The University of Kansas Medical Center.


Mary Monteith

Administrative Associate

Woolfolk Center Advisory Board


Mindy S. Bridges, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech
The University of Kansas Medical Center

Courtney Byrd - Executive Director

Courtney Byrd, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Director, Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research


Kristin Ferrell, PhD

Senior Project Director, WPS
Head of Research Adaptations and Translations


Z. Leah Harris, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician in Chief, Dell Children's Medical Center
Director, Dell Pediatric Research Institute


David Paydarfar, MD

Professor & Chair, Department of Neurology at Dell Medical School
Director, Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences
Affiliated Faculty, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences


Paul Rathouz, Ph.D.

Director, Biomedical Data Science Hub
Professor, Department of Population Health


Sheri Ravenscroft, MD, FAAP

Chief, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Director, Dell Children's Comprehensive Autism Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dell Medical School-University of Texas, Austin

raul rojas

Raúl Rojas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing
The University of Kansas