1980 B.A. Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa
1982 M.A. Audiology, University of Washington
1989 Ph.D. Hearing Science, University of Iowa
Carolyn Brown grew up in Iowa, completed her PhD with Paul Abbas in the stone ages and, after a brief stint at Arizona State University, she returned to Iowa to join the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1993. She holds joint appointments in Communication Sciences and Disorders and in Otolaryngology. Her dissertation was a study describing a way to record electrically evoked compound action potentials from Ineraid cochlear implant users. Her work today has come full circle and now focuses on developing methods to record acoustically evoked responses from Hybrid Cochlear Implant users who present with residual acoustic hearing in their implanted ear. She joined the Iowa Cochlear Implant Team as a research assistant and PhD student in the mid 80’s. Today, she is a PI on research funded by the same grant! She teaches Cochlear Implants, Auditory Evoked Potentials and Medical Audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder and occasionally is convinced to serve as director of the AuD program. Besides work, she enjoys pondering retirement and spending time with her kids and drinking coffee.