Amyn Amlani, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Amplification devices; working memory; economic and marketing trends within the hearing aid industry.
Katsura Aoyama, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa. Bilingualism; language acquisition; phonology and phonetics; prosody of language; psycholinguistics.
Jeffrey A. Cokely, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Northwestern University. Study of speech materials used to evaluate the
Kamakshi V. Gopal, Professor and Director of the Doctor of Audiology Program; Ph.D., Michigan State University. Internal neuronal network dynamics of cultured auditory cortex networks; effects of heavy metals and neurotoxins on cultured cortical neurons; auditory processing in children and adults; music-induced hearing loss; electrophysiologic and fMRI measures in tinnitus patients.
F. Ling Lu, Associate Professor and Director of the Speech- Language Pathology Graduate Program; Ph.D., University of Memphis. Evaluation and treatment of medically-related speech, voice and swallowing disorders.
Ernest J. Moore, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Sensory neural hearing loss and tinnitus; molecular ion channel activity of dissociated hair cells in Zebrafish.
Gloria Streit Olness, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas. Discourse linguistics; neurolinguistics.
Erin C. Schafer, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas. Cochlear implants and assistive hearing devices; speech perception.
Sarah Florence, Off-site Clinical Supervisor; Au.D., A.T. Still University. Cochlear implants and pediatric hearing.
Kevin Guess, Clinical Supervisor; M.S., University of North Texas. Vestibular assessment; auditory processing disorders.
Jennifer Lantz, Off-site Clinical Supervisor; M.S., University of North Carolina. Pediatric hearing assessment.
Robyn Martin, Clinical Supervisor; M.S., Texas Christian University. Clinical service delivery.
Lauren Mathews, Lecturer; M.S., University of Texas at Dallas. Pediatric language and feeding disorders; children and adults
Rebecca McLain, Clinical Supervisor; M.S., University of Central Arkansas. Clinical methods and procedures.
Ami Muncy, Clinical Supervisor and Staff Audiologist; Au.D., University of Texas at Dallas. Auditory evoked potentials.
Stacy Nunnelee, Clinical Supervisor; M.A., University of Memphis. Adult neurogenic disorders, learning disorders, dysphasia.
Shannon Presley, Clinical Supervisor; M.S., University of North Texas. Treatment of individuals with traumatic brain injuries; adult neurogenic communication disorders; voice disorders; augmentative and alternative communication devices.
Kathy Thomas, Senior Lecturer and Director of the UNT Speech and Hearing Center; M.S., University of North Texas.
Lana Ward, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor; Au.D., Arizona School of Health Sciences. Audiology practice coordinator.
Raedeen Wingate, Clinical Supervisor; M.S., Texas Woman’s University. Speech and language disorders; reading and writing disorders in school-age children and high school.
Dori Reeves, Adjunct Instructor; M.S., College of New Rochelle. Teaching American Sign Language as a foreign language; sign language interpreting; Deaf culture.
Larry Rogers, Lecturer; Ph.D, University of Texas at Arlington. Comparative linguistics of the sign languages of North American and Third World countries.
Department administrative supervisor Donald Noska
Speech and Hearing Clinic Building, Room 260
The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Texas prepares you to work effectively with people who have communication impairments. It also promotes the advancement of the discipline through professional, clinical and research activities.
We offer course work leading to a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree in Speech–Language Pathology and a Doctor of Audiology degree. In addition, completion of required course work, laboratory training and clinical practicum experiences qualifies you for national professional certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Texas state licensure in speech-language pathology or audiology.
You can gain valuable research experience by working with our faculty members on various projects. Our department maintains laboratories for research, clinical treatment rooms, a clinic library, a student workroom and a computer lab. Faculty research includes studying:
Other ongoing research projects are conducted with the College of Music, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Physics.
In addition to the on-campus practicum at the UNT Speech and Hearing Center, opportunities are available at more than 100 off-campus practicum sites throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region. These sites include area hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and public schools administering hearing screenings and raising hearing loss awareness in the presence of a clinical supervisor.
Our doctoral students are thoroughly prepared academically and clinically throughout their four years. To ensure they are mastering their clinical skills, clinical competencies are reviewed each semester with the clinical supervisor. Academic knowledge is also assessed by administering formative assessment the second year in the program and a summative assessment in the third year.
Our programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech- Language Pathology (2200 Research Blvd., Rockville, Md. 20850-3289; telephone 800-498-2071). We were among the first programs in the Southwest to receive CAA accreditation.
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as the following program requirements:
Applicants to the speech-language pathology degree program should submit a completed application by Feb. 15 for admission the following fall semester. Audiology applicants should submit an application for admission by March 1. The graduate school’s admission requirements are outlined at the Toulouse school website or in the catalog.
M.A. and M.S.
There are two master’s degree options:
Each option includes 6 semester hours in audiology.
If you write a thesis, you must pass an oral exam administered by the thesis committee on your topic. A written comprehensive examination is required if you do not write a thesis. The comprehensive examination focuses on the various content areas of speech and language pathology, including normal aspects of speech, language and hearing, rather than on specific courses.
Au.D. in Audiology
This is a four-year, post-baccalaureate degree. The degree requirements include:
During the fourth year of the program, you must complete a clinical residency in an external practicum site, which may involve relocation or travel.
Semester-long graduate assistantships and scholarships are available. Faculty members may also have research money available for partial support of a research assistant. All assistantships and scholarships are competitive. More information about financial assistance programs is available at the Financial Aid website or the graduate school website.