Faculty Profile for Dr. Ranjini Mohan

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Dr. Ranjini Mohan
Associate 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. (2022). Preliminary Findings from a Collaborative Storytelling Program on Life Participation and Communication among Persons with Aphasia. Aphasiology. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2022.2127086
  • 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
  • Mohapatra, B., & Mohan, R. (2022). COVID-19: A new challenge in speech-language pathology. In COVID-19 and Speech Language Pathology. Routledge.
  • Mohapatra, B., & Mohan, R. (2021). A Proposed Framework for Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in CSD Academic Programs: The REAP Model. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 6(4), 755–767.

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 Recipient: College Achievement Award for Excellence in Service, College of Health Professions. August 2022

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 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, Texas State University Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $15763. (Funded: January 2019 - December 2020). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

CDIS Diversity Event Committee
September 2017-Present
Faculty Senate Liason
August 2019-July 2022
CDIS Service Learning Task Force
September 2018-September 2019
Guest Advisor for Special Article Collection
Clinical Interventions in Aging
September 2023-Present
Melzer Professorship in Physical Therapy Committee
January 2023-Present