Angela Riccelli

Welcome to Governors State University's Communication Disorders Program! We are thrilled that you are considering pursuing your graduate or undergraduate degree in this field with us. As you embark on this exciting journey, we want to introduce you to Dr. Angela Riccelli, an assistant professor and an esteemed member of the faculty for 7 years whose expertise and dedication greatly enrich our program.

Dr. Riccelli brings a wealth of experience to our department in the field of speech-language pathology. With nearly 25 years of practice, she has worked extensively in clinical settings, specializing in pediatric speech and language disorders. Her commitment to advancing the field is reflected in her research focus on core language intervention, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and interprofessional practices.

Her recent publications in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Applied Disciplines and ASHA Leader Live demonstrate her ongoing contributions to the academic community and her dedication to staying at the forefront of research. Notably, Dr. Riccelli’s 2023 publication regarding parent education and early language development in our field’s largest and leading publication of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: ASHA Leader Live has a significant impact factor in that there have been 3,057 downloads (one of the most downloaded ASHA Leader Live articles of 2023) and numerous citations despite only being in print for a few months.

One of the unique aspects of the Communication Disorders Program at Governors State University is our emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and hands-on learning experiences. Our program integrates classroom instruction with clinical practice, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings. Dr. Riccelli actively supports students in their academic and professional development, providing mentorship, guidance, and opportunities for research and clinical experience.

The Communication Disorders program at GovState will provide students with valuable experience in applying theoretical knowledge to real-world clinical practice, fostering critical thinking skills, collaborative teamwork, and effective communication abilities essential for future speech-language pathology professionals. As you embark on your journey with us, you can expect a supportive and inclusive learning environment where faculty are deeply invested in your success. We are excited to have you join us at Governors State University and look forward to supporting you as you pursue your academic and professional goals in the field of communication disorders within our diverse community of peers and mentors who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals with communication disorders.