College of Health Professions


Audiology (Au.D.)

Faculty

Peggy Korczak, Ph.D., CCC-A Peggy Korczak, Ph.D., CCC-A

Audiology Graduate Program Director/Associate Professor
pkorczak@towson.edu
410-704-5903

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 Journal.

“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.”

Diana C. Emanuel, Ph.D., CCC-A Diana Emanuel, Ph.D., CCC-A
Chair, Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies

demanuel@towson.edu
410-704-2417

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.”

 

 

Candace G. Robinson, Au.D., CCC-ACandace G. Robinson, Au.D., CCC-A

Audiology Clinic Director

crobinson@towson.edu
410-704-3616

Dr. Robinson’s professional interests include clinical supervision of diagnostic hearing evaluation for children and adults, auditory processing disorders, hearing aids, auditory electrophysiology testing, and otoacoustic emissions.

“I enjoy seeing students make the connection between what they have learned in the classroom and how to apply this knowledge to the patients who benefit from our services.”

 

Tricia Ashby-Scabis, Au.D., CCC-ATricia AShby-Scabis, Au.D., CCC-A

Clinical Assistant Professor

tashby@towson.edu
410-704-3617

Dr. Ashby-Scabis' professional interests include hearing aids, vestibular assessment, and electrophysiology.

 

 

 

Stephanie Nagle, Ph.D.Stephanie Nagle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

snagle@towson.edu
410-704-3554

Dr. Nagle's’s professional interests include: auditory processing disorders, electrophysiology, pediatric assessment and rehabilitation and classroom acoustics.

 

 

 

Stephen Pallett, Au.D., CCC-AStephen Pallett, Au.D., CCC-A

Clinical Assistant Professor

stephen.pallett@verizon.net
410-704-5374

Dr. Pallet’s professional interests include hearing aids, calibration, and electrophysiology. His recent achievements include a chapter in a hearing science textbook.

 

 

Jennifer Smart, Ph.D., CCC-AJennifer Smart, Ph.D., CCC-A

Assistant Professor

jsmart@towson.edu
410-704-3105

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.

 

Saradha Ananthakrishnan, Ph.D.Saradha Ananthakrishnan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

sananthakrishnan@towson.edu
410-704-6369

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.

 

Elise Smith, Au.D., FAAA, CCC-AElise Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Clinical Assistant Professorr

esmith@towson.edu
410-704-4745

Dr. Smith's professional interests include: vestibular assessment and rehabilitation, adult and pediatric amplification, electrophysiology, auditory diagnostics and clinical supervison of graduate students.

 

 

Adjunct Faculty and On-Campus Supervisors

Tomasz Letowski, Ph.D., Sc.D. Tomasz Letowski, Ph.D, Sc.D

Thesis Advisor

trl222@comcast.net

Dr. Letowski currently mentors students as a member of Au.D. thesis committees in the areas of acoustics and psychoacoustics.

 




Thomas Coccagna, Au.D., CCC-A Thomas Coccagna, Au.D., CCC-A

On-Campus Supervisor

tcoccagna@sprint.blackberry.net

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.

 

 

 

Bette Stevens, Au.D., CCC-A

Bette Stevens, Au.D., CCC-A

On-Campus Supervisor

bstevens@towson.edu

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.”

 

Off-Campus Preceptors

Roz R. Garfinkel, Au.D., CCC-A/F, AAA/Board Certified Audiologist
Off-Campus Clinical Preceptor

rrgarfinkel@iu12.org

717-718-5918

"As a preceptor, I love mentoring Towson University doctoral students to be able to 'plant the seeds' about educational audiology to a new generation of audiologists so that they will consider this branch of the field. I can provide them with experience but do not have to spend a lot of time teaching them basic skills.They come to me well prepared. I can concentrate on specializing their testing and rehabilitation skills with parents, teachers, infants, preschool children, school age / deaf / hard of hearing children, and with auditory processing testing. The motivation and enthusiasm shown by the doctoral students I have worked with bodes well for their future success in the field and reflects well on the institution that trained them. All of the students I have worked with were extremely employable and would have my enthusiastic recommendation. The faculty at Towson has been a pleasure to work with–supportive and caring. I look forward to my next semester's students."

 

Greg Wilson, M.S., CCC-A, FAAA Greg Wilson

Off-Campus Supervisor
President of Hearing Specialty Group, Ltd.

"My experience with the Towson Doctoral program has been very beneficial to Hearing Specialty Group. During recent years, additions to our audiology staff have been primarily Towson students. These students have been motivated to learn and motivated to provide the best services possible. Two of those students have now opened their own private practices and are destined to be very successful. The cooperation of the Towson University faculty has been exceptional."

 

Kimberly A. Bank, Au.D. Kimberly Bank

Off-Campus Supervisor
Senior Audiologist, GBMC Audiology

"We have had the pleasure to supervise numerous Towson University Audiology students over the years. Towson students come to our facility with a strong academic foundation and are ready to forge ahead into heavy clinical work. Several of our Towson interns have transitioned into full-time employment at GBMC and have been strong members of our GBMC team. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with both the Towson University faculty as well as their students."

 

W. Stephen Seipp, Au.D. Stephen Seipp

Partner
Hearing Assessment Center, Inc.
Lecturer and Off Campus Supervisor

‘Working with Towson University students both in the classroom and at the Hearing Assessment Center is a joy. The enthusiasm they bring to class and to the clinic is contagious. Working through the diagnostic mental process and watching the students connect the classroom knowledge to the ‘real world’ is an energizing process. These students are the future of Audiology and helping with their training we feel is not only our obligation but also our pleasure.”

 

Nancy E. Hart, Au.D., FAAA, CCC-ANancy E. Hart, Au.D., FAAA, CCC-A
Owner
Healthy Hearing and Balance, Ltd.
www.healthyhearingandbalance.com

"As a graduate of the Towson Au.D. program it is such a thrill to be able to share my experiences with the current Au.D. students. Whether giving a guest lecture, talking about the process of setting up a private practice or mentoring students I find that I get as much out of the experience as the students do. That's the joy of sharing. It is an express goal of mine to mentor audiology doctoral students who are interested in private practice ownership, especially young women. This is an incredibly wide open field and the sky's the limit for people who are motivated and dedicated to the profession."

 

Matt Perry, Au.D.Matt Perry
Off-Campus Supervisor
Owner of Harmony Hearing & Audiology
www.harmonyhearing.com

“Working with the students and staff at Towson University has been a very enjoyable and mutually beneficial experience. The students that have worked in my office have been exceptionally well prepared. My patients have enjoyed their presence so much that they’ve started to complain when they’re scheduled with ‘just Dr. Perry’ between semesters. They’ve really been a great addition to our practice. As a practicing audiologist and off-campus supervisor, I love having the opportunity to inspire and teach the next generation of clinicians while serving those in need.”


Are you a Towson University Off Campus Preceptor? Would you like to be included on this web page? If so, send an e-mail to Dr. Diana Emanuel at demanuel@towson.edu. Thank you.



 

 

 

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