The lab group enjoying the outdoors at a summer gathering!
Our lab has been fortunate to have had many stellar Ph.D. students who have moved on to pursue great careers. Here is a recent sampling of alumni.
Nicholas Giuliani Au.D., Ph.D.
Nick completed both his Au.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. After finishing his Au.D., he worked as a clinical audiologist at UIHC while completing his Ph.D. dissertation on a part-time basis. His Ph.D. work focused on objective methods of assessing listening effort, including the use of pupillometry and skin conductance measures (http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/5937/). He continues to practice clinically at UIHC while working on side research projects.
Li-Kuei Chiou, Au.D., Ph.D.
Li completed her Au.D at University of Iowa and practiced clinically at UIHC while completing her Ph.D. on a part-time basis. Her Ph.D. dissertation focused the effect of cochlear implant array design on electrically evoked compound action potentials in children and adults. (http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/3060/). She continues to practice clinically at UIHC and also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, teaching Medical Audiology.
Eun Kyung “Julie” Jeon, Au.D., Ph.D.
Julie completed both her Au.D. and Ph.D. in Iowa after working as a speech language pathologist in South Korea. Her dissertation focused on development effects of cortical potentials in normal hearing and CI users (http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/5524/). She is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Utah.
Bruna Mussoi, Au.D., Ph.D.
Bruna first completed her M.A. in Audiology at University of Iowa and practiced clinically in her home country of Brazil for several years. She moved back to Iowa City and completed both her Au.D. and Ph.D. Her dissertation focused on peripheral, central, and behavioral measures of temporal processing on both younger and older CI users (http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/3148/). She is currently an Assistant Professor at Kent State University in Ohio.
Benjamin Kirby, Au.D., Ph.D.
Ben completed both his Au.D. and Ph.D. at Iowa. His dissertation focused on the impact of hearing aid signal processing (specifically frequency compression) on cortical responses and on the ability to perceive speech (http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/4663/). He is currently an Assistant Professor at Illinois State University.
Rachel Scheperle, Au.D., Ph.D.
Rachel completed her Au.D. at Missouri State University and subsequently moved to Iowa for her Ph.D. Her dissertation focused on peripheral, central, and behavioral measures of spectral processing and their contributions to speech perception (http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/5055/). She is currently an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University
Aayesha Dhuldhoya, Ph.D.
Aayesha completed her M.A. in Audiology at Ohio University followed by her Ph.D. at Iowa. Her dissertation focuses on measures of neural adaptation and recovery in pediatric and adult cochlear implant users (http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/4838/). She returned to her home country (India) after graduation.