EDUCATION

PhD, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Washington University
MS, Deaf Education, Washington University
BS, Communication Disorders, Truman State University

CERTIFICATIONS

Missouri Deaf and Hearing-Impaired B-12
Council on Education of the Deaf

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Mandi is the Director of Research and Development at the Moog Center for Deaf Education. She received her Master of Science degree in Deaf Education and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University in St. Louis. Before completing her doctorate, Mandi taught in the Moog Center’s Preschool Department and collaborated on research projects with Jean Moog and Betsy Moog Brooks. Mandi’s love for research transpired into her current role at the Moog Center, where she develops new projects, facilitates data management, analyzes program outcomes, and engages in community and professional outreach. Mandi participates on the OPTION schools’ research committee, leads the OPTION new research project development sub-committee, and facilitates the Moog Center’s internal committee on research engagement and development. Mandi also presents regionally and nationally at a variety of conferences and workshops on topics related to her research and specialty areas. In addition to her work at the Moog Center, Mandi is an instructor in the Audiology and Communication Sciences program at Washington University School of Medicine, as well as in the Deaf Education program at the University of North Florida where she teaches undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students studying deaf education.