Program Director


Linda Spencer - RMUoHP Faculty

Linda Spencer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology Program Director, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Dr. Spencer earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Arts degree in speech and hearing science at the University of Iowa. She then practiced in hospitals in Iowa, Idaho, Wisconsin before working as a research scientist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Pediatric Cochlear Implant project. She completed her Ph.D. in speech and hearing science at the University of Iowa in 2006 and has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, Ear and Hearing and the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education... See more

Clinical Director


Wendy Chase - RMUoHP Faculty

Wendy Chase, MA, CCC-SLP

Faculty, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Wendy Chase is a speech-language pathologist who joined RMUOHP in July 2017 in the position of Clinic Director.   Ms. Chase earned her BS at Central Michigan University and her MA at Northwestern University.   She has 29 years of experience in clinical positions treating clients from infancy through geriatrics and in locations from home care to hospitals.   Ms. Chase was most recently employed at the Director of Clinical Education at the University of Connecticut where her focus was on inter-professional education and practice, communication and voice treatment with transgender or gender fluid clients... See more

Clinical Educators


Kristen Ipson - RMU of HP Faculty

Kristen Ipson, MS, CCC-SLP

Faculty, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Kristen Ipson is a speech-language pathologist who joined RMUoHP in January 2019 as a Clinical Educator in the M.S. SLP program. She earned her B.S. degree at Brigham Young University and her M.S. degree at the University of Utah. Ms. Ipson has clinical experience working with clients from infancy through adulthood in a variety of settings, including early intervention, public schools, outpatient voice clinic, and skilled nursing facilities. Her clinical focus has included assessing and treating infants and toddlers with delays and disorders in feeding, swallowing... See more
Joanne Naylor- RMU of HP Faculty

Joanne Carfioli Naylor, PhD, CCC-SLP

Faculty, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Dr. Joanne Carfioli Naylor, CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, in the MS SLP program. She currently teaches Clinical Methods, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and Clinical Class III: Professional Issues. Dr. Jo has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, supervision, and teaching graduate students and undergraduate students at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, East Carolina University, Texas A & M University-Kingsville. Her research interests are Literacy and Augmentative and... See more
Darrell Matthews - RMU of HP Faculty

Darrell Matthews, MS CCC-SLP

Adjunct faculty, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Darrell Matthews coordinates and supervises the Intensive Stuttering Treatment Program at Rocky Mountain University's Center for Communication Disorders, as well as teaches a fluency disorders course. He has clinical experience in the school setting as well as private practice and specializes in the treatment of fluency disorders. He received an undergraduate degree and Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Brigham Young University.
Phillip Sechtem - RMU of HP DPT Faculty

Phillip Sechtem, PhD, CCC-SLP

Faculty, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Dr. Sechtem joined Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions as an Associate Professor in the M.S. SLP program in July 2017. He earned his B.A. in communication and his M.S. in speech-language pathology at Fort Hays State University (Hays, Kansas) in 1990 and 1994, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in communication, sciences and disorders at Wichita State University in 2013. Dr. Sechtem has worked extensively in medical settings concentrating on acquired neurologic, cognitive, communication, voice, and swallowing disorders. Advanced procedures he conducts include videostroboscopic... See more
Timothy Stockdale - RMU of HP Faculty

Timothy Stockdale, MS CCC-SLP

Faculty, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Tim Stockdale has served as a speech-language pathologist in hospital, university, and private practice settings. He worked in acute care from 2014 – 2018 and as a full-time clinical instructor at the University of South Florida during 2016 – 2017. He received an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. His clinical interests focus on patients who have acquired disorders of swallowing, communication, and cognition. His teaching philosophy holds paramount the importance of promoting theoretical and applied learning, clinical ... See more
ElBea Stonier - RMU of HP Faculty

ElBea Stonier, MS CCC-SLP

Faculty, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology ElBea Stonier is a speech-language pathologist who joined RMUoHP in June 2018 as a Clinical Educator in the M.S. SLP program. She earned her B.S. at Boise State University and her M.S. at Idaho State University. ElBea has clinical experience working with clients across the lifespan, with a focus on developing advanced clinical skills in treating infants and toddlers with communication, feeding and swallowing, and cognitive delays... See more