Faculty Profile for Dr. Ranjini Mohan

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Dr. Ranjini Mohan
Assistant Professor — Communication Disorders
WILW 261
phone: (512) 716-2612

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr.Mohan 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 uses behavioral measures to understand longitudinal and cross-sectional changes in language in persons with neurogenic disorders. She is also interested in understanding the neural bases of cognition and language in typically aging adults. 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

Adult Language & Cognitive Disorders
Neurology for Communication Disorders

Research Interests

Aging, Dementia, Cognition, Language

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Mohapatra, B., & Mohan, R. (2020). Speech Language Pathologists’ role in the multidisciplinary management and rehabilitation of patients with COVID-19. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine-Clinical Communications, 3.
  • Mohan, R., & Mohapatra, B. (2020). Shedding Light on Dysphagia Associated with COVID-19 - the What and Why? OTO Open, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/2473974X20934770
  • Mohan, R. (2020). Promising Preliminary Evidence for Prophylaxis and Remediation of Anomia in Primary Progressive Aphasia Despite Methodological Limitations. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention.
  • 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

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award, College of Health Professions, Texas State University. August 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Research, College of Health Professions, Texas State University. August 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi Honors Society. August 2018 - December 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi Honors Society. January 2018 - May 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Faculty Excellence Award in Service, College of Health Professions. March 22, 2022 - Present

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 (Principal). “The Name is on the Tip of My Tongue!”: Relationship between Physical Fitness and Language, Texas Speech-Language Hearing Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1400. (Funded: January 2020 - December 31, 2021). 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. (Funded: January 2019 - December 2020). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Faculty Senate Liason
August 2019-Present
CDIS Diversity Event Committee
September 2017-Present
CDIS Service Learning Task Force
September 2018-September 2019
Reviewer / Referee
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing
July 2022-Present
South Asian Caucus of ASHA
January 2022-Present