Fall 2016
  • Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Current Courses

Summer 2024

  • CSD 6970-004
    Proj/Thesis Research MS
  • CSD 7210-001
    Prof Practice Audiology
  • CSD 7840-001
    Educational Audiology
  • CSD 7940-002
    Research Pract Ph.D.

Spring 2024

Fall 2023

Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology. 01/01/2018 - 01/31/2018. Position : President.
  • International Society of Audiology . 02/2016 - 10/2016. Position : Member.
  • ASHA Special Interest Group 19, Speech Science. 10/2015 - present. Position : Member.
  • ASHA Special Interest Group 7, Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation. 01/2011 - present. Position : Member.
  • Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology. 01/2003 - present. Position : Member.
  • Hearing Loss Association of America. 04/2001 - present. Position : Professional Member.
  • Acoustical Society of America. 01/1998 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 01/1994 - present. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

The foundation of my approach to classroom teaching is the idea that students learn and retain information best when they are actively engaged with the ideas being presented. This belief is, of course, neither original nor unique to me, but rather is one I have adopted after attending numerous teaching workshops. In all of my courses, I strive to reduce lecturing and to create opportunities for students to spend time thinking about and working with the material in class. These “change-up” activities take several forms. I may ask students to generate a list of similarities and differences between concepts taught that day and ideas presented in previous lectures. Other change-ups include short video presentations, demonstrations of clinical techniques, and hands-on practice of those techniques. Through these and other activities, I encourage students to engage the material at a level that involves critical thinking and careful analysis.

Courses I Teach

  • The Physics of Speech and Hearing - CSD 2200
    An introduction to the nature of sound, acoustic characteristics of speech, and the transmission of sound through the peripheral auditory system.
  • Introduction to Audiology - CSD 4500
    Introduction to theory and methods of audiological assessment, including pure tone and speech audiometry, masking, and immittance in children and adults as well as an introduction to physiologic procedures and hearing disorders.
  • Principles of Audiological Assessment I - CSD 6510
    Causes and assessment of auditory disorders across the age span. Theory and techniques for pure tone audiometry, masking and speech audiometry. Implications of cultural differences related to assessment.
  • Speech Perception - CSD 7845
    A seminar-style investigation of speech perception. Begins with overview of acoustic phonetics and normal perception of speech and then expands to listeners with heating loss, children, and older adults. Includes considerations for clinical assessment of speech understanding as well as hearing aid applications.