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.”
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. 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.
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.”
"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
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."
"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.
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.”
"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."
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.