Kathy Arehart

Kathryn Arehart

Professor
SLHS
Dr. Arehart’s primary area of expertise in both teaching and research is audiology and hearing science. She is head of the Hearing Research Laboratory . The laboratory’s research focuses on understanding auditory perception and the impact hearing loss has on listening in complex auditory environments. Of particluar interest is complex-tone pitch perception and the role it plays in the perception of competing talkers. The lab also aims to improve outcomes...
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Rachael Baiduc

Assistant Professor
SLHS
Dr. Baiduc is a hearing scientist with expertise in public health. She is the director of the HEARD laboratory (Hearing Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics). Her primary research interest is exploring risk factors for age-related hearing loss (presbycusis), especially risk factors related to cardiovascular disease. She is particularly interested in the association between hearing outcomes and these risk factors factors, both in isolation and in combination. Risk factors including tobacco smoking,...
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Karin Boerger

Scholar in Residence
SLHS
Karin is a pediatric, bilingual speech-language pathologist by trade. After graduating from RUSH University in Chicago with a Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Karin worked in Chicago serving Spanish-speaking families of young children with speech and language learning impairments. After moving to Boulder, Karin worked in the Boulder Valley School District for one year before becoming a Clinical Faculty member in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences...
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Angela Bonino

Assistant Professor
SLHS
Dr. Bonino is clinically trained as a pediatric audiologist, has practiced as an educational audiologist, and is a researcher in the area of developmental psychoacoustics. Her laboratory, the Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory (ChAPL), studies human auditory development using methods from the fields of psychoacoustics, speech perception, and pediatric audiology. The primary research effort in the laboratory is to examine changes in auditory development between 2 to 5 years of age...
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Christine Brennan

Assistant Professor
SLHS
Dr. Brennan is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and speech-language pathologist interested in investigating the brain systems supporting language development and speech processing. Her work bridges communication sciences and disorders, cognitive science, and educational neuroscience with applications to basic and applied research in the fields of speech-language pathology and education. Dr. Brennan is the director of the ANCAR Lab (Applied Neuroscience for Communication and Reading) at the University of Colorado Boulder...
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Nancy Bridenbaugh

Professional Research Assistant
SLHS
Nancy Bridenbaugh is currently a Research Associate with the Center on Literacy and Deafness focusing on fingerspelling phonologic awareness for deaf and hard of hearing children in K-2nd grades. She earned her Master’s in Deaf Education and has been a teacher of deaf children as well as the Director of the Gallaudet Regional Center in Hawaii. She was recently the Director of Rocky Mountain Deaf School, a bilingual charter school.
Tammy Fredrickson

Tammy Fredrickson

Clinical Assistant Professor • Coordinator of Audiological Services
SLHS
Dr. Fredrickson works with AuD students both as a clinical supervisor at the University of Colorado Hospital Department of Hearing and Balance and as Director of Audiological Services. As Director of Audiological Services, she coordinates practicum experiences for audiology graduate students and ensures that the AuD program continues to meet the high standards of accreditation. She received her BS (1996) and MS (1998) from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point...
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Kathryn Hardin

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
SLHS
Kathryn Hardin guides clinical speech-language pathology services to older adolescents and adults with neurogenic disorders. Her areas of specialization include concussion, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, and the cognitive changes associated with cancer. The SLHC Concussion Assessment and Rehab Team, which provides services to athletes and non-athletes alike, is run by Professor Hardin. This program was selected as the Outstanding Clinical Program in the State of Colorado in 2013, and...
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Pui Fong Kan

Associate Professor
SLHS
Dr. Kan’s general research interests involve child language learning, language disorders, and bilingualism. Her current research focuses on cognitive and language processing in monolingual and bilingual children. Specifically, she examines the roles of language experience and cognitive processing ability in language learning. In her research projects she works extensively with children who speak a minority language at home from birth and start to learn English as a second language in...
Jim Kates

James Kates

Scholar in Residence
SLHS
Jim Kates’ primary area of research is signal processing for hearing aids. His current research includes developing mathematical models of auditory processing, and using those models to predict speech intelligibility, speech quality, and music quality for signals processed through hearing aids. He is also conducting research in binaural hearing, particularly in how hearing-aid signals can be modified to improve spatial perception. He retired from hearing-aid manufacturer GN ReSound in 2012,...
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Alison Kroening

Assistant to the Clinical Directors
SLHS
Alison is responsible for supporting the three education directors within SLHS: the Director of Clinical SLP, Director of Audiological Services, and Director of Clinic Operations. Additionally, she is responsible for maintaining everyday clinic operations including scheduling clients, creating and maintaining client records, billing, and the needs of the graduate students as they work together to serve the clients. Alison arrived to SLHS with a background and degree in teaching Elementary...
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Jen Walentas Lewon

Clinical Assistant Professor
SLHS
Jen Walentas Lewon received her B.S. from Colorado State University in 1991 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Arizona State University in 1994. She also received a M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University in 2002. As a speech pathologist, she has worked with adults in acute care, rehab, skilled nursing and home health settings. Currently, she works in the SLHC with adults and children with voice and...
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Christina Meyers-Denman

Assistant Professor
SLHS
Dr. Meyers-Denman’s areas of teaching and research expertise are in child language development, disorders, and intervention. She joined the CU-Boulder faculty as an assistant professor in 2015 after earning an M.S. and Ph.D. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona and working clinically in California and Arizona. Dr. Meyers-Denman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in SLHS, including Language Development and Communication Challenges in Children Birth to...
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Willy Moers

Instructor
SLHS
Instructor Moers teaches all levels of American Sign Language (ASL) and has also taught an anthropological course entitled Ethnography of the (American) Deaf Community. A native ASL signer by birth, he comes from four generations of culturally Deaf families. A globetrotter, fly fisherman and skier by interest, he has also participated in many summer Deaf Olympics in the hammerthrow and discus events, an experience which is not only competitive but...

Susan Moore

Clinical Professor Emerita
Susan is the former Director of Clinical Education and Services for the department. She successfully developed and institutionalized a distance-learning program for SLPA personnel development as project director of a four year USDOE grant and has co-authored a text with Lynea Pearson, Competencies and Strategies for Speech Language Pathology Assistants. She has developed several educational programs and videos including A Story about El Grupo , a parent education and support...
Ryan Pollard

Ryan Pollard

Clinical Assistant Professor
SLHS
Dr. Pollard’s main areas of interest are fluency disorders and neuroscience. He teaches several undergraduate courses within the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department, as well as graduate courses in fluency disorders and communication neuroscience. As a clinical faculty member, he supervises individual therapy sessions in the areas of fluency and other speech disorders, as well as the adult Stuttering Support and Practice Group. He has conducted research on the...

Lorraine Ramig

Professor Emerita
Dr. Ramig is a Research Professor in the Department of Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at the University of Colorado-Boulder, a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS), a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, located in Denver, Colorado, an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Teacher’s College in New York City, and Founder/President of the LSVT® Foundation (a non-profit organization). Dr. Ramig received her...

Peter Ramig

Professor Emeritus
Dr. Ramig specialized in stuttering in children and adults. His writings include numerous research articles, many book chapters pertaining to the topic of stuttering, a 2005 published book with co-author Darrell Dodge, The Child and Adolescent Stuttering Treatment and Activity Resource Guide , and another very recent published book on stuttering treatment, Practical Therapy Strategies for Working More Effectively with Children and Teens Who Stutter . In addition, he has...
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Gail Ramsberger

Associate Professor • Associate Chair
SLHS
Dr. Ramsberger specializes in adult neurogenic disorders of communication. Her research focuses on understanding how linguistic, cognitive, social, environmental and emotional factors contribute to communicative success in persons with brain damage and then using this knowledge to develop new rehabilitation methods for persons with acquired neurologically-based language and cognitive disorders. She is holds board certification in adult disorders from the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), as well...
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Alexandra Ruddock

Graduate Program Manager
SLHS
Alexandra has been part of the CU Boulder community since 2008, first as an undergraduate student and then as an employee. She worked in the Office of Admissions before joining the SLHS department in 2018. As the Graduate Program Manager, she works with faculty and students on admissions, registration for classes, maintenance of student records, coordination of forms for graduation, and appointments to the Graduate Faculty.
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Raul San Agustin

Business Manager
SLHS
Raul provides office support for the department by carrying out tasks relating to the application process; communicating and interpreting departmental and campus graduate regulations to current graduate students, staff, and faculty; describing the graduate program to prospective students; creating spreadsheets and other data sheets to assist the graduate committees in the selection and recruitment of graduate students; and maintaining documentation files as requested by state and federal agencies.
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Brenda Schick

Professor • Chair
SLHS
Dr. Schick studies the development of signed and spoken languages as well as its relationship to cognition in deaf children. Her recent work has focused on the development of a Theory of Mind in deaf children and how it relates to language skills. Her work, with colleagues, shows that complex language skills are essential for the development of skills in social cogntiion. Currently, with colleagues from the University of Washington,...
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Allison Sedey

Research Associate • Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
SLHS
Allison holds dual certification from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) as both a speech pathologist and audiologist. She has a wide range of clinical experience having worked in hospitals, schools, and clinics with both adults and children with a variety of communication disorders. The two groups she has worked with most extensively are children with hearing loss and children with Down syndrome. She currently coordinates several research...
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Anu Sharma

Professor
SLHS
Professor Sharma’s research focuses on the impact of hearing loss on the brain. She is currently examining the effects of auditory deprivation (ranging from mild-moderate hearing loss to profound deafness) on development and re-organization of the central auditory pathways, and on cross-modal compensatory plasticity from visual and somatosensory modalities. Dr. Sharma is also interested in the effects of intervention with hearing aids and cochlear implants on cortical plasticity and behavioral...
Shelley Sheppeck

Shelley Sheppeck

Director of Clinical Operations
SLHS

Lynn Snyder

Professor Emerita
Dr. Snyder is the former Director of the Center for Language and Learning (CLL) and oversaw the administration of the Center and its Modified Foreign Language (MFL) Program for college students with foreign language learning problems. Dr. Snyder also conducted research on the development of computer-based reading assessments for preschool and school age students and reading intervention programs for school age and adolescent students. Her research was conducted in collaboration...
Kristin Sommerfeldt

Kristin Sommerfeldt

Clinical Assistant Professor
SLHS
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Arlene Stredler-Brown

Professional Research Assistant
SLHS
Arlene Stredler-Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP provides consultation and technical assistance to programs working with infants, toddlers, and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing in the United States and internationally. She has graduate degrees in Speech/Language Pathology, Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, and a doctoral degree in Special Education. Research currently focuses on telepractice; she is the co-investigator for a Phase II Clinical Trial funded by the National...

Richard Sweetman

Professor Emeritus
I have a love affair with CU! I arrived in Boulder as a green (beanied) freshman in 1956. After a few changes of major, it was clear that I was on the popular five-year Arts plan. Finally, I decided on Speech Education, planning to teach in high school. But in order to be somewhat prepared if any speech disordered students took my classes, I thought it would be important to...
Sherri Tennant

Sherri Tennant

Scholar in Residence
SLHS
Sherri Tennant, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a clinical faculty member in the Speech Language Hearing Sciences Department at the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU). She has 22 years of experience as a speech- language pathologist (SLP) and augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) specialist in a variety of settings including public school systems, private practices, nonprofit rehabilitation clinics and in universities. Currently, in addition to her work at CU, she has private students who use...
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Amy Thrasher

Clinical Assistant Professor
SLHS
Amy Thrasher teaches clinically in the Toddler Group and Preschool programs of the Child Learning Center at SLHC. She has developed a program for young children with autism focusing on joint attention and peer interaction through the use of storybook reading and video modeling, Story of Friendship . In collaboration with the Temple Grandin School, she has developed a social communication intervention program for adolescents with autism and similar learning...
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LJ Werner

Scholar in Residence
SLHS
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Anne Whitney

Clinical Professor
SLHS
Dr. Anne Whitney is a clinical professor in the Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has extensive clinical and teaching expertise in language learning disabilities, with particular expertise in dyslexia. She has taught numerous university courses and has trained graduate students in methods for assessment and intervention of dyslexia and other language learning disabilities. Her background includes working in public school settings, teaching in...