Audiology & Speech Pathology Faculty and Staff


Laura Smith-Olinde

Smith-Olinde Laura, Ph.D., CCC-A, Professor, Department Chair and Director, Audiology

  • Ph.D. – Hearing Science; Louisiana State University
  • Research Interests: Psychoacoustics; Cognition and Hearing; Educational Scholarship
  • Teaching Interests: Acoustics and Psychoacoustics; Research Methods; Basic Diagnosis; Medical Audiology; Genetics; Gerontology
  • Phone: (501) 686-8613
  • Email:

Samuel Atcherson

Atcherson, Samuel, Ph.D., CCC-A, Professor and Director of Audiology Research

  • Ph.D. –  Audiology, University of Memphis.
  • Research Interests: Auditory (Electro)physiology; Hearing Assistive Technology; Auditory (Re)habilitation, Health Literacy
  • Teaching Interests: Anatomy and Physiology, Electrophysiology, Auditory Processing.
  • Phone: (501) 686-6860
  • Email:

Charity Avery

Avery, Charity, M.C.D., CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor

  • M.C.D. –  Arkansas State University
  • Research Interests: Autism; Social Communication; Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing; Apraxia
  • Teaching Interests: Teletherapy; Social Communication; Autism
  • Phone: (501) 603-1014
  • Email:


Charia Hall

Hall, Charia, Au.D., CCC-A, Assistant Professor

  • Au.D. – Audiology; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Teaching Interests: School-Based Audiology; Pediatric Audiology; Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Phone: (501) 296-1392
  • Email:

M Bryson Howard

Howard, M. Bryson, Au.D., CCC-A, Assistant Professor/Audiology Clinical Education Director

  • Au.D. – Audiology; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Teaching Interests: Amplification; Diagnostic Audiology
  • Phone: (501) 526-4234
  • Email:

Barbara Jones

Jones, Barbara, M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor

  • M.S.; Texas Christian University
  • Research Interests: Supervision; Teletherapy; Social Communication
  • Teaching Interests: Teletherapy; Social Communication; Autism
  • Phone: (501) 603-1017
  • Email: 

Stacey Mahurin

Mahurin, Stacey, M.S., CCC-SLP/A, Clinical Instructor

  • M.S.; Southern Methodist University
  • Research Interests: Phonemic Awareness; Orthographic Mapping
  • Teaching Interests: Identification and Remediation of Reading Disabilities
  • Phone: (501) 603-1019
  • Email:

Patti Martin

Martin, Patti, Ph.D., CCC-A, Adjunct Associate Professor

  • M.S. – Audiology; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Ph.D. – Public Policy (focus: Children with Special Health Care Needs); University of Arkansas
  • Research Interests: Pediatric Diagnostics; Newborn Hearing Screening; Family Support; Social Determinants of Health
  • Teaching Interests: Pediatric Diagnostic Audiology; Pediatric Habilitation
  • Phone: (501) 364-6686
  • Email:


Moser, Dana, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor and Director of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology

  • Ph.D. –  Communication Sciences and Disorders; University of South Carolina.
  • Research Interests: Aphasia Treatment & Recovery; Brain Plasticity; Neuromodulation; Translational Neuroscience.
  • Teaching Interests: Aphasia; Neurogenic Communication Disorders; Speech Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Phone: (501) 603-1011
  • Email:

Jayme Pultro

Pultro, Jayme, Au.D., CCC-A, Assistant Professor

  • M.S. – Audiology; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Au.D. – Audiology; University of Florida
  • Research Interests: Diagnostic Audiology; Hearing Conservation; Evaluation of Vestibular System; Cochlear Implant Technology
  • Teaching Interests: Amplification; Deaf Culture; Hearing Conservation; Practice Management
  • Phone: (501) 686-8125
  • Email:


Robinson, Greg, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Ph.D. program in Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Ph.D. – Speech-Language Pathology; Michigan State University.
  • Research Interests: Sociolinguistics; Phonological Acquisition and Disorders; Cross-Dialectal Speech Perception; Sociolinguistics/Multicultural Issues.
  • Teaching Interests: Sociolinguistics; Phonological Acquisition and Disorders; Phonetics; Introduction to Communication Disorders; Language Disorders in Young Children.
  • Phone: (501) 526-4487
  • Email:

Donna Smiley

Smiley, Donna, Ph.D., CCC-A, Adjunct Associate Professor

  • M.S. – Audiology; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Ph.D. – Hearing Science; University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Research Interests: Classroom acoustics, school-based audiology services, and hearing screenings
  • Teaching Interests: School-Based Audiology, Introduction to Audiology
  • Phone: (501) 680-2718
  • Email: or 

Shana Williamson

Williamson, Shana, M.S., CCC-SLP, Instructor/Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Education Director

  • M.S. – Communication Sciences and Disorders; University of Central Arkansas
  • Research Interests: Evaluation and Treatment of Adults with Acquired Brain Injury; Social Aspects of Language in Adults and impact on vocational skills; Clinical Instruction
  • Teaching Interests: Organization and Administration of Clinical Programs, Clinical Application Skills in Adults with Acquired Brain Injury, Simulation Lab Training, Clinical Diagnostics with Adults
  • Phone: (501) 603-1015
  • Email:


Laura Bertram
Laura Bertram, Research Assistant
Telephone: (501) 320-7448


Christina Lee
Christina Lee, Business Office Administrator
Telephone: (501) 603-1023


Natasha Stephens
Natasha Stephens, Clinic Office Manager
Telephone: (501) 320-7300

Additional/Adjunct Faculty

Instructors: Jeff Adams, Ed.D.; Sarah Allen, M.S.; Jody Cerrato, M.S.; Bradley Davis, Au.D.; Kristie Croom, M.S.; Rebecca Domon, M.S.; John Halloran, M.S.; Trisha Hagge, M.S.; Emily Hankins, M.S.; Timothy Lim, Au.D.; Holly Marvin-Pruss, Au.D.; Terry (JR) McCoy, Au.D.; Beth Nutt, M.S.; Towino Paramby, CScD; Ashlen Thomason, Ph.D.; Jessica Tillman, Au.D.; Andrea Toliver-Smith, Ph.D.; Robert Traynor, Ed.D.; Carly Verucchi, Au.D.

Emeritus Faculty:

Betholyn F. Gentry, Ph.D.; Thomas Guyette, Ph.D.; Patricia K. Monoson, Ph.D.; James C. Montague Jr., Ph.D.; Shirley J. Pine, Ph.D.; Maurice A. Weatherton, Ph.D.