Dr. Smart’s professional interests include auditory processing disorder (diagnosis and intervention in adults and pediatrics), auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony, and electrophysiological assessment of special populations, efficacy of personal FM systems for children with auditory processing disorder (APD), test-retest reliability of APD in adults, reported benefits and use of personal FM systems for children with APD, and diagnosis and treatment of APD in adults. Some of her recent achievements include a fellowship and equipment grant funding and invitations to be the keynote speaker at several national conventions.
Diana C. Emanuel, Ph.D., CCC-A
Chair, Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
Dr. Emanuel's professional interests include hearing science, auditory processing, and pedagogy in Communication Sciences. She recently published a hearing science textbook.
“Learning is a partnership between teacher and student — the teacher should share their experiences in a way that transmits their passion for the subject and the student should bring a desire to learn that extends beyond the walls of the classroom.”
Dr. Korczak’s professional
interests include electrophysiology,
central auditory processing, and otoacoustic
emissions. Some of her recent achievements
include a 2008 publication in Ear
and Hearing on speech-evoked potentials
and a 2002 Ear and Hearing article
on cortical evoked potentials that was
voted “the most thought provoking
article for 2002” by the Hearing
“I had to laugh when
I read one of my students commented
that ‘Dr. Korczak knows Auditory
Brainstem Response (ABR) testing so well
that I think she invented it.’ My
philosophy in teaching several of
the advanced diagnostics classes, such
as electrophysiology I and II as well
as vestibular assessment and rehabilitation
is to use both didactic instruction as
well as hands-on labs. The small group
lab exercises and follow up reports for
these classes really help cement the
theoretical principles and provide an
opportunity for the students to gain
confidence in setting up, administering
and interpreting these procedures.”
Dr. Ananthakrisnan's professional interests include neural plasticity in the auditory system, recording cortical event-related potentials in normal hearing and hearing impaired populations, and the relationship between cortical and subcortical evoked potentials, statistical modeling of various demographic, behavioral and electrophysiological factors and sensorineural hearing loss, and characterization of the subcortical human frequency following response to varied speech signals in normal hearing sensorienural hearing impairment.
Dr. Smith's professional interests include: vestibular assessment and rehabilitation, adult and pediatric amplification, electrophysiology, auditory diagnostics and clinical supervison of graduate students.
Dr. Coccagna’s professional interests include clinical supervision of graduate students, hearing aids, and working with the geriatric population. In addition to supervising at Towson University, Dr. Coccagna is President of Hearing Health Services, a full-service private Audiology practice, with offices in Bel Air and Baltimore.
Dr. Stevens professional interests include pediatric/educational audiology, and children who are multi-disabled. She was the Audiology Clinic Administrator for many years at Towson University, before retiring and coming back as a part-time clinical preceptor to continue to teach students.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of my time as the Audiology Clinic Administrator was, and still is, meeting former students, now professionals, at conferences and knowing that I had a part in their professional development.”