Faculty and Staff


Faculty Member Colton Clayton

Colton Clayton, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A

Assistant Professor

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303F

Phone:  (616) 331-5399

Email:  [email protected]u.edu

Education:  

  • B.S., Brigham Young University
  • Au.D., Arizona State University
  • Ph.D., Arizona State University

Research Interests:

  • Multisensory influences on spatial awareness and speech understanding in noise
  • Auditory and vestibular markers in concussion

Teaching Interests:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Vestibular
  • Amplification
  • Counseling

Other Interest:

  • Family-time; pickleball; winter sports; travel

Faculty and Staff

Elizabeth A. Fausone, M.S., CCC-SLP

Affiliate Faculty

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303I

Phone:  (616) 331-5562

Email:  [email protected]

Education:  

  • B.S., Western Michigan University
  • M.S., University of Michigan

Clinical Interests:

  • Voice

Teaching Interests:

  • Voice disorders

Other Interests:

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Faculty and Staff

Josie Fowler, M.A., CCC-SLP

Affiliate Faculty and Admissions Coordinator

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303J

Phone: (616) 331-5565

Email:  [email protected]

Education:

  • B.A., University of Toledo
  • M.A., Ohio State University

Research Interests:

  • Communication and Dysphagia in individuals with tracheostomies

Teaching Interests:

  • Speech-Language Pathology serving adults in acute care settings

Other Interests:

  • Exploring Michigan, Yoga, Food

Pronouns:

  • She/Her/Hers

Faculty and Staff

Dan Halling, Ph.D., CCC-A

Professor and Department Chair

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 204E

Phone: (616) 331-5604

Email:  [email protected]

Education:

  • B.S., Utah State University
  • M.A., University of Northern Colorado
  • Ph.D., Indiana University

Research Interests:

  • Psychoacoustics and speech perception
  • Hearing conservation, particularly related to recreational listening

Teaching Interests:

  • Hearing Science
  • Audiology
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Instrumentation

Other Interest:

  • Family, quoting movie lines, woodworking

Faculty and Staff

Kara Hotaling, Au.D., CCC-A

Affiliate Faculty and Clinical Education Coordinator – AUD

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303N

Phone: (616) 331-5992

Email:  [email protected]

Education:

  • B.S., SUNY Plattsburgh
  • M.A., UNC-Greensboro
  • Au.D. University of Florida

Teaching Interests:

  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Audiologic Counseling
  • Pediatric Audiology
  • Clinical Audiology
  • Instrumentation

Other Interests:

  • Reading, family vacations, trivia games, amusement parks

Faculty and Staff

Courtney Karasinski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor and Director of Speech-Language Pathology

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, Suite 300, 303A

Phone: (616) 331-5670

Email:  [email protected]

Webpage:  faculty.gvsu.edu/karasinski

Education:

  • B.S., Illinois State University
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:

  • The interplay between language ability and performance in core academic subjects and other cognitive processes in school-age children and adolescents
  • Language differences and disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse children and adolescents
  • Interprofessional education and practice

Teaching Interests:

  • Language development
  • Language disorders
  • Articulation
  • Phonological disorders

Other Interests:

  • Sailing
  • Spending time with my husband, four children, and boxer dog

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Jaimie Koopman

Department Coordinator

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, Suite 204

Phone: (616) 331-5627

Email:  [email protected]

Education:

  • B.A., Grand Valley State University

Interests:

  • Domestic and International travel
  • Learning new languages
  • Jogging
  • Gardening

Faculty and Staff

Nicole V. Kreisman, Ph.D., CCC-A

Assistant Professor

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303M

Phone: (616) 331-5605

Email:  [email protected]

Education:

  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa
  • M.A., University of Memphis
  • Ph.D., University of Florida

Research Interests:

  • Person-Centered Care in Audiology Practice
  • Quality of Life Measures for Older Adults who use Hearing Aids
  • Group Auditory Rehabilitation Classes for Adults and their Partners
  • Psychosocial Issues for School-Aged Children and Adolescents with Hearing Loss

Teaching Interests:

  • Clinical Education in Audiology
  • Aural Rehabilitation and Hearing Technologies
  • Pediatric and Educational Audiology
  • Geriatric Audiology
  • Counseling in Communication Disorders

Other Interests:

  • Reading
  • Movies
  • Travelling
  • Singing
  • Spending Time with Family and Friends

Faculty and Staff

Shannon Lorenz, M.S., CCC-SLP

Affiliate Faculty and Clinical Education Coordinator – SLP

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303G

Phone: (616) 331-5568

Email:  [email protected]

Education:

  • B.S., 
  • M.A., Western Michigan University

Clinical Interests:

  • Special Education
  • School-aged speech and language disorders
  • Clinical Supervision

Teaching Interests:

  • Clinical education
  • Language development
  • Communication disorders in children
  • Clinical methods

Other Interests:

  • Spending time with family, friends, and pets; sports; candid photography; yoga; football

Ludwig

Denise A. Ludwig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FNAP

Professor and Assistant Department Chair

Office Address: 500 Lafayette NE, 303O

Phone: (616) 331-5563

Email:  l[email protected]

Education:

  • B.S., Western Michigan University
  • M.S., The University of Michigan
  • M.Ed., Grand Valley State University
  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University

Research Interests:

  • Early intervention for integrated service delivery for children age birth-five
  • Early Intervention andragogy models of parent coaching
  • Integrated clinical education
  • Phonological and language development
  • Interprofessional education and Interprofessional practice

Teaching Interests:

  • Early Intervention – Infant, Toddler, Preschool
  • Phonological and Language Development
  • Clinical Education
  • Counseling for Communication Disorders
  • Interdisciplinary Education

Faculty and Staff

Sri Nandamudi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FNAP

Assistant Professor

She/Her/Hers

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303K

Phone: (616) 331-5492

Email:  [email protected]

Education:

  • B.Sc., Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities, India
  • M.Sc.,  Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities, India
  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

 

Research Interests:

  • Performance voice and Exercise science
  • Voice production across the life span
  • Interprofessional voice care
  • Gender affirming voice care
  • Swallowing physiology and client-centered intervention
  • Hypersensitive airway
  • For more information, visit our GVSU Voice and Swallowing Lab

Teaching Interests:

  • Voice Disorders and Laryngectomy
  • Dysphagia
  • Neuromotor Speech Disorders
  • Speech Science

Other Interests:

  • Any form of dance/choreography
  • Food and travel
  • Enjoy Indian and Western classical singing

 


Macauley

Beth Macauley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, HPCS

Associate Professor

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303B

Phone:  (616) 331-5617

Email:  [email protected]

Education:  

  • B.A., University of Florida
  • M.A., University of Florida
  • Ph.D., University of Florida

 

Research Interests:

  • Effectiveness of hippotherapy
  • Brain-behavior relationships
  • Aphasia
  • Dysphagia
  • Quality of life

Teaching Interests:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Neurology
  • Speech Science

Other Interest:

  • Children's sporting events
  • Musical events
  • Flute
  • Reading
  • Traveling

Faculty and Staff

Wil A. Rankinen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303D

Phone: (616) 331-5541

Email: [email protected]

Education:

  • B.A., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • Ph.D., Indiana University

 

Research Interests:

  • Sociolinguistics; sociophonetics; speech science; language regard; geolinguistics
  • Formant measurement and extraction methods; speaker normalization
  • Supporting undergraduate research:

Teaching Interests:

  • Phonetics
  • Speech Science
  • Applied Research Methods

Other Interests:

  • Life-long education
  • Family-time
  • Woodworking

Faculty and Staff

Cara M. Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303L

Phone: (616) 331-5564

Email:  [email protected]

Education:

  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Research Interests:

Teaching Interests:

  • Stuttering
  • Pediatric Speech and Language Disorders
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Counseling

Other Interests:

  • Food and Travel

 


Jen Smart

Jennifer L. Smart, Ph.D., CCC-A

Associate Professor and Director of Audiology

Office Address:  500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303H

Phone: 616-331-5571

Email: [email protected]

Education:

  • B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Ph.D., James Madison University

Research Interests:

  • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in children and adults
  • Hidden Hearing Loss, evaluating diagnostic criteria and treatment
  • Diversity Education for Graduate Students
     

Teaching Interests:

  • Diagnostic audiology
  • Auditory processing
  • Evidence-based practice

Other Interests:

  • Special Olympics
  • Spending time with family and friends


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