Dr. Jessica R. Sullivan
Dr. Jessica Sullivan joined the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at the University of Washington in the autumn of 2010 as an assistant professor. Her areas of interest include aural (re)habilitation, speech perception in noise and cochlear implants. Currently, she is interested in the underlying cues that aid in improving speech recognition in noise for individuals with hearing loss.
She received her B.A in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University. Dr. Sullivan completed her Masters in Deaf Education/Studies from Lamar University. Upon graduation from Lamar she worked as an aural-oral-deaf-education teacher in the Houston area for 4 years. She received her PhD in Communication Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. During her doctoral program she received several awards, honors, and grants including the American Auditory Society Mentored Student Award in 2010, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Audiology Travel Award in 2008, UTD Doctoral Supplement Grant in 2008, National Institute of Health: Ruth L. Kirschstein Minority Pre-doctoral Award in 2007, the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Excellence Award in 2007, the President's research grant by the Texas-Speech-Language-and Hearing Foundation in 2007, American Speech and Hearing Association Minority Student Leadership Award in 2006, and American Speech and Hearing Association Minority Student Travel Award in 2006.