Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Mass Communication

1 Drexel Drive

Campus Box 93

New Orleans, LA 70125

504-520-5092 phone

504-520-7919 fax



Nancy Martino, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Ph.D., Louisiana State University

M.A., University of Tennessee

B.S., Pennsylvania State University

  • Introduction to Communication Disorders (SPTH 1320)
  • Articulation Disorders (SPTH 2920)
  • Normal Language Development (SPTH 2730)
  • School-Age Language Learning Problems
    (for the Division of Education's graduate and certificate programs) (EDCG 5775)
  • Fluency Disorders (SPTH 3560)
  • Speech Pathology Clinical Supervisor (SPTH 4601P/4602P)

Language and literacy abilities of African American and Hispanic, school-age students


Dr. Martino has been the recipient of several Personnel Preparation grants from the United States Department of Education. Currently she is the Project Director of Project Buena Lingua, whose aim is to increase the number of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants who possess an introductory knowledge of Spanish language, culture and communication disorders. She was the Director of Projects Affirm and SEEK (Special Educators Embracing Knowledge). Project Affirm's aim was to increase the number of African American speech-language pathologists specifically trained to work in urban, high-poverty areas. Through this grant, sixteen students completed their final year at Xavier and two years of graduate school with more than adequate financial support and training. Project SEEK's aim was to increase the number of African American teachers certified in special education trained in the linguistic underpinnings of reading.

Contact Information

Office Location: Xavier South – 510J
Direct Line: 504-520-5090
Fax Number: 504-520-7982
Email Address: nmartino@xula.edu