Faculty Profile for Dr. Maria D Gonzales

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Dr. Maria D Gonzales
Associate Professor — Communication Disorders
WILW 259
phone: (512) 716-2629

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Maria Diana Gonzales, Ph.D., CCC/SLP, earned a doctoral degree from Ohio University in Speech-Language Pathology in 1997. She is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas. Dr. Gonzales has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in normal language development, childhood language disorders, assessment and intervention with culturally and linguistically diverse populations and second language acquisition. She has co-authored several manuscripts, written a book chapter, and presented numerous papers at state and national conferences.

Research Interests

Dr. Gonzales' research interests include the developmental outcomes of infants discharged from Neonatal Intensive Care units. Additional research interests include the parent-child interaction skills exhibited by bilingual parents with typically developing and language disordered infants as well as the emergent literacy skills of typically developing and language disordered bilingual preschoolers. Dr. Gonzales is also interested in grammatically of narratives of bilingual preschoolers and treatment efficacy of an intensive language program.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Schwarz, A. L., Gonzales, M. D., Resendiz, M. D., & Abdi, H. (2017). Factors influencing book-sharing practices of Spanish-English bilingual speech-language pathologists targeting academic language in preschoolers. ECHO: Journal of the National Black Association for Speech - Language and Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.nbaslh.org/jnbaslh
  • Chakraborty, R., Domsch, C. A., & Gonzales, M. D. (2017). Influence of age of academic L2 exposure on maze use in adult bilinguals. Journal of the National Black Association for Speech, Language, & Hearing, 12(1), 83–95.
  • Resendiz, M., Bedore, L., L. M., Pena, E. D., Fiestas, C., Gonzales, M. D., & Schwarz, A. L. (2017). Linguistic trade-offs after short-term narrative intervention. Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing, 12(1), 53 to 61. Retrieved from https://nbaslh.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/ECHO/journal_vol12_no1_052517.pdf
  • Resendiz, M., Gonzales, M. D., Belasco, E., Brenson, A. M., & Fasci, N. M. (2016). Comparison of grammaticality narrative tasks in children exposed to monolingual or bilingual language input. ECHO, 11(1), 7–15.
  • Ramirez, M. P., & Gonzales, M. D. (2016). Gilberto Perez-Legend of Mercedes, Texas (pp. 1–10). United States: Teachers Pay Teachers. Retrieved from https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Expressions

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Named by a Student as having Contributed Significantly to her Academic Career, Texas State University. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Named by a Student as having Contributed Significantly to her Academic Career, Texas State University. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Foundations of On-Line Course Design and Development, Texas State Instructional Technologies. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University Certificate of Appreciation, Texas State University. August 1, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Named by a student as having contributed significantly to her academic career. 2013

Selected Grants

  • Gonzales, Maria (Principal). Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Research Grant, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1000. (Submitted: March 1, 2001, Funded: 2001). Grant.
  • Gonzales, Maria (Principal). Hispanic maternal interactions with their typically developing and language disordered children, Faculty Research Enhancement Program at Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $6014. (Submitted: 2000, Funded: 2000). Grant.
  • Gonzales, Maria (Principal). Emergent literacy skills of normally developing and language disordered four year old Latino(a) children, Joseph P. Healy Endowment Grant Program, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Institutional (Higher Ed), $5000. (Submitted: 1998, Funded: 1998). Grant.
  • Gonzales, Maria (Principal). Faculty Research Grant for Conference and Performance Travel, Submitted to the Office of Research Affairs. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Institutional (Higher Ed), $300. (Submitted: 1998, Funded: 1998). Grant.
  • Ezell, H.K. (Principal), Gonzales, Maria (Principal). Emergent literacy skills of migrant Mexican-American preschoolers, College of Health and Human Services Scholarly Activity Awards, Ohio University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $5000. (Submitted: 1996, Funded: 1997). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
College Budget Committee
September 1, 2018-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
CDIS Undergraduate Admissions Committee
September 2017-Present
Chair
CDIS Diversity Event
September 2017-Present
Chair
CDIS Curriculum Committee
August 1, 2015-Present
Co-Chair
Bilingual Interest Group (BIG)
August 1, 2015-Present