Faculty

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown, Ph.D.

Professor
Department Executive Officer

Carolyn J. Brown is the Departmental Chair and a Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interest is auditory physiology with emphasis in electrically evoked potentials and cochlear implants.

Ishan Bhatt

Ishan Bhatt, Ph.D.

Ishan Bhatt is an Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. His main interest is to identify the confluence of genetic and non-genetic risk factors influencing complex hearing disorders. His research program aims to create audiogenomic tools that can be used by healthcare providers to identify susceptible individuals well before they acquire permanent hearing health problems and to design individualized prevention and intervention strategies.

Jennifer Brodell

Jennifer Brodell, M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jennifer Brodell is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interests are pediatric speech and language disorders, autism, and interprofessional practice.

Karen Bryant

Karen Bryant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Clinical Associate Professor

Karen Bryant is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interests are clinical supervision, dysphagia and, neurogenic speech disorders.

Inyong Choi

Inyong Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Inyong Choi is an Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. His main interests are basic auditory-cognition research that investigates neural mechanisms normal hearing listeners use to understand speech-in-background noise and a more clinical line of research identifying neural markers and treatment options that will improve speech-in-noise processing by individuals with impaired hearing.

philip combiths

Philip Combiths, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Philip Combiths is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. His main interest is the diversity of language and multilingual language acquisition to better understand developmental speech and language impairments and to provide better clinical services to all individuals with communication disorders, including those within minoritized and understudied groups, through linguistically informed assessment and intervention tools and approaches.

Krista Davidson

Krista Davidson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Associate Professor

Krista Davidson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interest is augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) across the lifespan.

Eileen Finnegan

Eileen Finnegan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
Director of MA-SLP Studies

Eileen Finnegan is the Director of MA-SLP Studies and Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interest is laryngeal neurophysiology, specifically, the role of laryngeal/respiratory reflexes during phonation.

Stephanie Fleckenstein

Stephanie Fleckenstein, Au.D., CCC-A

Clinical Associate Professor

Stephanie a Clinical Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interests are hearing aids and aural rehabilitation, with a special interest in pediatric amplification.

Meaghan Foody

Meaghan Foody, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Meaghan Foody is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interests are early literacy and language development and aural rehabilitation across the lifespan.

shawn goodman

Shawn Goodman, Ph.D., CCC-A

Shawn Goodman is an Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. His main interests are auditory physiology, neuroscience, acoustics, and mechanics of the peripheral auditory system and how to apply that understanding in clinically useful ways.

Jean Gordon

Jean K. Gordon, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
Director of Ph.D. Studies

Jean K. Gordon is Director of PhD Studies and Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interest is language production in typical and disordered aging, especially in individuals with aphasia.

Kristi Hendrickson

Kristi Hendrickson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kristi Hendrickson is Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interest focuses on how listeners and readers recognize spoken and written words, how they attach words to meaning, and how they use words earlier in a sentence to predict upcoming words. She and her research staff examine this process in a range of populations (children and adults, individuals with hearing loss, dual language learners).

Julie Jeon

Eun Kyung (Julie) Jeon, Ph.D., CCC-A

Clinical Assistant Professor

Eun Kyung (Julie) Jeon is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interest is hearing amplification, both hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Danielle Kelsay

Danielle Kelsay, M.A., CCC-A

Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Programs, Audiology

Danielle Kelsay is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interests are hearing loss prevention, diagnostics, and aural rehabilitation.

Stewart McCauley

Stewart McCauley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Stewart McCauley is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. His main interest is cognitive mechanisms involved in language development, and in particular on how variation in these mechanisms shape differences in outcome (in both typically developing individuals and those with developmental language disorder).

Bob McMurray

Bob McMurray, Ph.D.

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Bob McMurray is a Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. His main interest is on-line spoken word recognition and speech perception in typical adults and in people with language impairment and cochlear implants.

jacob michaelson

Jacob Michaelson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Jacob Michaelson is an Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry.

louise pinkerton

Louise Pinkerton, M.M., M.A., CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Louise Pinkerton is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interest is voice and upper airway disorders across the lifespan, including singing and performance voice; Gender affirming/transgender services; and voice perception and training perceptual skills.

 

Kelly Schmidt Clay, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Director of AuD Studies
Coordinator of 4th-year Outplacements

Kelly Schmidt Clay is the Director of AuD Studies, Coordinator of 4th-year Outplacements, and a Lecturer in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interests are Clinical Audiology, Medical Audiology, and Adult Aural Rehabilitation.

Anu Subramanian

Anu Subramanian, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Clinical Professor
Director of Clinical Programs, Speech-Language Pathology

Anu Subramanian is the Director of Clinical Programs in Speech-Language Pathology and a Clinical Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interest is clinical education in speech and language disorders in preschool children and fluency disorders across the lifespan.

Rich Tyler

Rich Tyler, Ph.D., CCC-A

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Rich Tyler is Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa. His main interests are audiovisual speech perception by the hearing impaired, rehabilitation, tinnitus, and use of hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP

Elizabeth Walker is Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interest is better understanding how limited access to sound affects the development of children with hearing loss.

Yu-Hsiang Wu

Yu-Hsiang Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Yu-Hsiang Wu is Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. His main interest is to improve hearing aid outcomes for older adults by identifying factors that facilitate or prevent hearing success.

Si On Yoon

Si On Yoon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Si On Yoon is Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her main interests are understanding the neural and cognitive mechanisms that support conversation across the lifespan, including how interlocutors use language and how memory and language interact to support conversational processes in multiple populations (e.g., children, healthy younger and older adults, and individuals with amnesia or dementia).