Professor Rachelle Kirshenbaum is the Associate Director of Academics in the Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology. She earned her B.S. from Brooklyn College/CUNY and her M.S. from Columbia University, Teachers College. At Touro College, she works closely with the Department Chair and has encouraged each student to take advantage of her "open door policy" as an advisor and a liaison between the graduate students and the administration. As a certified speech-language pathologist for the past 35 years, Professor Kirshenbaum has served as a faculty member at both Touro College and Brooklyn College, a clinical supervisor for both graduate and undergraduate students, and the Speech Department head and consultant in several nursing homes and schools. In addition to her responsibilities at Touro College, she maintains an active private practice for children and adults, works with attorneys who help to acquire speech services for children, and lectures to physicians, principals, program directors and teachers throughout the Metropolitan area. Professor Kirshenbaum has certification from ASHA, New York State licensure and certification as a Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH). Professor Kirshenbaum is a member of ASHA and past president of Sigma Alpha Eta. She is bilingual in Hebrew. Her primary area of research interest and clinical expertise is in language acquisition and disorders in children through adulthood and in diagnostics.