Doctoral Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders

 
 


Current Doctoral Students

 
AlysonButler

Alyson Butler

Year in program:  6th year in PhD program

Major advisor Dr. Andrew Stuart

Research Interests & Career Goals: I am examining the effects of noise exposure on cochlear function.  My career goal is to work as a clinical audiologist.

 
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Kensi Cobb

Year in Program: 5th year in PhD program

Major Advisor: Dr. Andrew Stuart

Research Interests & Career Goals: My dissertation research is entitled Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABRs) to Chirp Stimuli in Newborns, Three-Month Old Infants, and Young Adults. I am investigating the clinical utility of using chirp stimuli versus click stimuli for newborn hearing screenings, threshold ABR testing, and neuro-diagnostic ABR testing. My career goal is to work in a setting where I have the ability to do both clinical and research work.

 
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Sarah Faucette

Year in program:  3rd year in Aud and PhD program

Major advisor:  Dr. Andrew Vermiglio

Research Interests & Career Goals: My research interests include investigating speech recognition in noise. My career goal is to become a professor and teach and conduct research.

 
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Amy Henderson

Year in program:   2nd year in PhD program

Major advisor:  Dr. Heather Harris Wright

Research Interests & Career Goals: My research interests include how attention and executive control affect language processing in healthy adults as well as in disordered populations how and contextual information is used to resolve ambiguous sentences.

 
KailaHiguchi

Kaila Higuchi

Year in program:  3rd year in Aud

Research Interests & Career Goals: I am working on the development and implementation of a tele-audiology program that will be used for remote assessment. My career goal is to work with military populations as a clinical audiologist in a VA setting. 

 
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Stephen Kintz

Year in program:  3rd year in PhD program

Major advisor:  Dr. Heather Harris Wright

Research Interests & Career Goals: My research interest is focused on how the conceptual systems of the brain produce meaning and are integrated into discourse. My career goal is to either pursue a career in academia or industry.

 
candice manning

Candice Manning

Year in program: 6th Year in AuD and PhD program

Major Advisor: Dr. Gregg Givens and Dr. Deb Culbertson

Research Interests & Career Goals: My research interests include exploring tinnitus treatment through controlled auditory cortex reorganization using notched music therapy.  My current research involves the development and design of an easy-access smart phone and smart device application for the treatment of tinnitus.  The application will provide a tailor-made listening experience while subsequently treating tinnitus.  My career goal is to  apply my research as a clinical audiologist in a VA setting. 

 
Jo Naylor

Joanne Naylor

Year in program 6th year in PhD program

Major advisor: Dr. Marianna Walker

Research Interests & Career Goals: My research areas of interest include emergent literacy and early language development. My career goal is to become a professor in a university setting.

 
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Emily Russell

Year in Program: 5th year in AuD and PhD program

Major Advisor: Dr. Deb Culbertson

Research Interest & Career Goals: My research is in auditory attention in school-aged children with ADHD.  My career goal is to work as a clinical pediatric audiologist in a hospital setting.

 
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Graham Schenck

Year in program: 3rd year in PhD program

Major Advisor: Dr. Jamie Perry

Research Interests & Career Goals: My area of research interest is in cleft palate and resonance disorders. My career goal is to become as a professor at a university and also continue practicing as a clinician. 

 
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Lin Sun

Year in program: 4th year in PhD program

Major Advisor: Dr. Joseph Kalinowski

Research Interests & Career Goals: My area of research interest is in stuttering and fluency disorders. My career goal is to become as a professor at a university

 
Lakshmi Kollara Sunil

Lakshmi Sunil

Year in program:  3rd year in PhD program

Major advisor:  Dr. Jamie Perry

Research Interests & Career Goals:  My area of research interest is cleft palate and craniofacial disorders. I'm currently working on using magnetic resonance imaging and 3D visualization technology to study the speech mechanism.



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