Faculty Profile for Dr. Ranjini Mohan

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Dr. Ranjini Mohan
Assistant Professor — Communication Disorders
WILW 243
phone: (512) 716-2612

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Mohan received her Bachelor's degree in Speech & Hearing and her Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Mysore, India. She earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience and Gerontology at Purdue University in 2016. Her research interests include identifying age- and disease-related changes in communication across the lifespan. She is specifically interested in understanding the neural bases of cognition and language in typically aging adults and those with neurogenic diseases. She has extensive clinical experience working with adults in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient settings both in the U.S. and in India.

Teaching Interests

Adults Language & Cognitive Disorders
Dysphagia
Neurology for Communication Disorders

Research Interests

Aging, Dementia, Cognition

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Walsh, B., Usler, E., Bostian, A., Mohan, R., Gerwin, K. L., Brown, B., … Smith, A. (2018). What Are Predictors for Persistence in Childhood Stuttering? Seminars in Speech and Language, 39(4). https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1667159
  • Mohan, R., & Weber, C. (2018). Neural activity reveals effects of aging on inhibitory processes during word retrieval. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2018.1519105
  • Mohan, R. (2018). Masked repetition priming treatment for anomia: Inconclusive findings due to methodological limitations. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention. https://doi.org/10.1080/17489539.2018.1505663
  • Mohan, R. (2019). Motor Speech Disorders. In Introduction to Communication Disorders.
  • Mohan, R., & Weber, C. (2015). Neural systems mediating processing of sound units of language distinguish recovery versus persistence in stuttering. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 7, 28–41.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award, College of Health Professions, Texas State University. January 2018 - August 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi Honors Society. August 2018 - December 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding research, College of Health Professions, Texas State University. January 2018 - December 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi Honors Society. January 2018 - May 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Indiana Lion’s McKinney Research Award, Indiana Lion's Club. 2014

Selected Grants

  • Weber, C, Mohan, Ranjini. Neural functions mediating word retrieval in aging, Purdue Research Foundation Grant, Institutional (Higher Ed), $15000. (Funded: July 2014). Grant.
  • Mohan, Ranjini (Co-Principal), Stickley, Lois (Co-Principal). “The Name is on the Tip of My Tongue!”: The Effects Physical Fitness on Neural Correlates of Face Naming, TSU Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $15763. Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Faculty Senate Liason
August 2019-Present
Member
CDIS Service Learning Task Force
September 2018-Present
Member
CDIS Diversity Event Committee
September 2017-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Indian Speech and Hearing Association
October 2018-Present
Member
CDIS Hooding Ceremony
February 2018-Present