Lurie College Faculty Featured on Speech Pathology Website

Shout out to SJSU Lurie College faculty member Nidhi Mahendra, who was recently a featured faculty interview on the website!  Read an excerpt of the interview below and access the full interview at

What aspect of your work are you most proud of?

“I have to say I am most proud of the people I have had a positive impact on – certainly persons with aphasia and their families but also our students and future SLPs. In the end, our students will go out and change the face of the discipline and I find that there is an incredible return-on-investment if we do things right in training our students.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Faculty Nidhi Mahendra

Meet the Lurie College Student Organizations | NSSLHA

Meet the Lurie College National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)! This SJSU chapter is for students who are interested in the study of speech language pathology or audiology and is active in creating and attending professional development opportunities, community service, and more.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences National Speech Language Hearing Student Association

Read the 2018-19 Lurie College of Education Annual Report

The Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San Jose State University is a place of transformation, where we prepare educators, counselors, therapists, and community leaders using emancipatory pedagogy across our teaching, scholarship and service. Learn more about our impact by reading through this report and join the Lurie College family by visiting!

Meet the Lurie College Faculty | Pei-Tzu Tsai

Pei-Tzu’s research focuses on underlying factors and clinical management of stuttering, gender diverse voice and communication services, and graduate training of cultural-linguistic diversity in speech-language pathology.  She teaches fluency disorders and voice disorders, and provides clinical education and services in stuttering and voice.  Read more below and listen to Pei-Tzu’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Faculty Pei-Tzu Tsai


  • Ph.D., Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland – College Park


  • Tsai, P.-T. (2018). Phonological neighborhood effect in spontaneous speech in adults who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders,
  • Quach, W., & Tsai, P.-T. (2017). Preparing future SLPs for the clinical world of cultural-linguistic diversity. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2, 82-102.
  • Tsai, P.-T., & Bernstein Ratner, N. (2016). Involvement of central cognitive mechanism in word production in adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 59, 1269-1282.


  • Arboleda, M., Moriarty, K., Tam, H., Herrera M., Busy, C., Costa, K., & Tsai, P.-T. (2019, March). Stuttering camp effects: Intensive camp for children who stutter and their caregivers. Poster presented at the 2019 California Speech Language Hearing Association Annual State Convention, Pasadena, CA.
  • Tsai, P.-T. (2018, November). Listener perception of transgender voice. Poster presented at the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.


  • Reassigned Time Program Award, SJSU, 2019-2023
  • Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant, SJSU, 2018-2019



  • Cognitive demand
  • Cultural diversity
  • Linguistic processing
  • Phonological factor
  • Stuttering
  • Transgender voice