Theresa Bartolotta, PHD

Full Professor, School of Health Sciences

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Areas of Expertise: 

  • Health Administration
  • Research Methods
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Scientific Writing 


  • ​PhD, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
  • MA, Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, NY
  • BS, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY


  • Communication Skills in Girls with Rett Syndrome: Perceptions of Parents and Professionals 

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Communication skills in individuals with complex needs
  • Healthcare trends


  • ASHA Certification in Speech-Language Pathology
  • NJ and GA licenses in Speech-Language Pathology 

Select Publications:

  • Townend, G. S., Bartolotta, T. E., Urbanowicz, A., Wandin, H., & Curfs, L. M. (2020).

Development of consensus-based guidelines for managing communication of individuals with Rett syndrome. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 36(2), 71-81.

  • Townend G.S., Bartolotta, T.E., Urbanowicz, A., Wandin, H., & Curfs L.M.G. (2020).

Rett syndrome communication guidelines: a handbook for therapists, educators and families. Rett Expertise Centre Netherlands-GKC, Maastricht, NL, and, Cincinnati, OH.

  • Bartolotta, T., & Rizzolo, D. (2019). Recognizing autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants32(8), 22-26.
  • Townend, G., Bartolotta, T., Garrett, S., Urbanowicz, A., Wandin, H., & Curfs, L. (2016). Development of international clinical guidelines for the management of communication in individuals with Rett syndrome. Published proceedings in Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift International Medical Journal, Vienna, Austria, pp. 397 – 398.
  • Remshifski, P.A., & Bartolotta, T.E. (2016). Using eye gaze to access an augmentative communication device for persons with RTT.  Published proceedings in Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift International Medical Journal, Vienna, Austria, p. 383.

 Select Professional Experience:

  • Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, Monmouth University
  • Director of Speech-Language Pathology, Tender Ones Therapy Services
  • Dean of Health Sciences and Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, Stockton University
  • Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, Seton Hall University
  • Assistant Professor, Kean University