Melinda Anderson

Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Melinda C Anderson is an assistant professor at the Univesrity of Colorado School of Medicine. She is also Director of Audiology at the Univesrity of Colorado Health Hearing and Balance Clinic. Melinda received her BA from University of Florida in 1999, her MS from Vanderbilt University in 2002, and her PhD from University of Colorado in 2010. Melinda’s primary research interests revolve around individuals with hearing loss and their use...
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Kathryn Arehart

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 particular 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
Dr. Baiduc is a hearing scientist with expertise in public health. She is the director of the Hearing Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics (HEARD) Laboratory . Her primary research interest is exploring risk factors for hearing loss especially cardiovascular disease and its antecedents. Risk factors she is currently exploring include tobacco and marijuana smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Professor Baiduc performs translational laboratory-based research to explore the effects of individual...
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Rachel Berman

Instructor, ASL
Rachel Berman just joined CU Boulder as a full-time instructor and teaches all levels of American Sign Language. She has been profoundly Deaf since birth and prides herself as being Bilingual/Bicultural in both English and ASL. She holds a B.A. degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Arizona, an M.A. in Communication Sciences from Gallaudet University and an M.A. in Teaching American Sign Language from the University of Northern...
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Karin Boerger

Clinical Scholar in Residence
Dr. Boerger is a pediatric, bilingual speech-language pathologist by trade with clinical experience in medical, Early Intervention and school settings. Dr. Boerger teaches undergraduate coursework and provides clinical supervision for speech-language pathology Masters students working with young children. Her clinical and research passion lies in finding more accurate, culturally and linguistically sensitive approaches to diagnosing language impairment in bilingual children. Dr. Boerger derives her greatest sense of satisfaction from supporting...
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Angela Bonino

Assistant Professor
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
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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Jack Damico

Professor • Chair
Dr. Damico is a clinical linguist and a speech-language pathologist with a master’s degree in communicative disorders and a PhD in linguistics. With over 12 years of clinical experience as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools, medical settings and in private practice, his research focuses on the authentic implications for individuals with atypical language and communication skills and on the development of clinical applications to assist in overcoming communicative...
Tammy Fredrickson

Tammy Fredrickson

Clinical Associate Professor • Director of Audiology Education
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

Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Kathryn Hardin is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, where she works both clinically and in research of mild traumatic brain injury. Dr. Hardin has previously been on the full-time clinical faculty of SLHS working in the area of adolescent and adult neurogenics and currently teaches SLHS 5282, Acquired Cognitive Disorders. She started the SLHC Concussion Assessment...
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Pui Fong Kan

Associate Professor
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...

Holly Kleiber

Clinical Scholar in Residence
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Alison Lemke

Clinical Associate Professor • Director of Speech-Language Pathology Education
Alison Lemke is the Director of Speech-Language Pathology Education at the University of Colorado Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Science. She coordinates clinical placements for graduate student speech-language pathologists in the CU Clinic and in the community, and also provides clinical education to graduate students in the area of adult acquired neurologic communication disorders. She has more than 30 years of experience working with people who have communication disorders...
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Jen Walentas Lewon

Clinical Assistant Professor • SLPP Program Coordinator
Jen Walentas Lewon, MS, CCC-SLP is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a certified clinical speech-language pathologist with experience in acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, private practice and home health settings. At the CU Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic, she provides assessment and intervention for adults with voice and neurogenic communication impairments and voice and...
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Christina Meyers-Denman

Assistant Professor
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, ASL
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...
Ryan Pollard

Ryan Pollard

Clinical Assistant Professor • Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Pollard’s main areas of interest are fluency disorders, counseling, and neuroscience. He teaches several undergraduate courses within the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department, as well as graduate courses in fluency disorders and clinical counseling. As a clinical faculty member, he supervises individual therapy sessions in the areas of fluency and other speech disorders, and the adult Stuttering Support and Practice Group. He also co-directs the Colorado Speaks summer...
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Gail Ramsberger

Associate Professor
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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Brenda Schick

Professor • Associate Chair
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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Anu Sharma

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...
Kristin Sommerfeldt

Kristin Sommerfeldt

Clinical Assistant Professor
Kristin Sommerfeldt, AuD joined the faculty at SLHS in 2015 after working privately in a variety of clinical and educational settings. Dr. Sommerfeldt received her doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida in 2005. She is an alumnus of the University of Colorado SLHS department and currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor. She teaches academic coursework for the first, second and third years of the doctor of audiology...
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Arlene Stredler-Brown

Professional Research Assistant
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. Her clinical work focuses on the development of an individualized treatment program to enhance listening, speech, and/or language (including...
Sherri Tennant

Sherri Tennant

Clinical Scholar in Residence
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...

Kathy Tucker

Clinical Scholar in Residence
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LJ Werner

Clinical Scholar in Residence • Director and ECSE Teacher of CLC