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I am an Assistant Professor of Audiology  and director of the Hearing Aid Research Laboratory at the University of Memphis. I am certified and licensed to practice clinical audiology in Tennessee. My research interests include multicultural issues in Audiology and adult aural rehabilitation with a focus on hearing aids.

I obtained a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Auburn University in 2003, and a clinical doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Memphis in 2007. I completed a Ph.D. in Audiology at the University of Memphis in 2011.

I have a comprehensive background in Audiology and specific training and expertise in the area of adult aural rehabilitation.

I have participated in collaborative research with the department of Sociology, the department of Women's and Gender Studies and the department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Memphis. Many of these collaborations emphasized the use of qualitative research methods to explore multicultural issues in audiology. I have specific experience with interpretivist grounded theory methodologies.

Our current research is a federally-funded project that has enabled us to study the effectiveness of different hearing aid technologies for older hearing impaired adults. We are in the process of disseminating the findings of this research at scientific meetings and in peer-reviewed journals.