Faculty and Staff



Nevins, Mary Ellen, Ed.D., Interim-Chair, Professor and Director, Auditory-Based Intervention Program

  • Ed.D. – Columbia University
  • Research Interests: Professional Learning; Listening and Spoken Language Outcomes for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Teaching Interests: Listening for Spoken Language and Literacy; Effective Communication for Interprofessional Collaboration; Family-Centered Intervention
  • Phone: (501) 569-8902
  • Email: menevins@uams.edu

Amlani, Amyn, Ph.D., Professor

  • Ph.D. –  Audiology, Michigan State University.
  • Teaching and Research Interests: Hearing aid fitting and selection procedures, Auditory perception in real-world environments, Predicting speech-intelligibility performance from the electroacoustic characteristics of hearing aids, and Economic and marketing trends within the hearing aid industry.
  • Phone: (501) 569-8249
  • Email: amamlani@uams.edu


Atcherson, Samuel, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Audiology

  • 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) 683-7178
  • Email: sratcherson@ualr.edu
  • Click here to view Dr. Atcherson’s webpage.

Connie BracyBracy, Connie, M.S., CCC-SLP, Advanced Instructor/Clinic Director for Speech-Language Pathology

  • M.S. – Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Research Interests: Child Language: Development and Disorders; Social Aspects of Language; Clinical Instruction
  • Teaching Interests: Clinical Diagnostics
  • Phone: (501) 569-8904
  • Email: cbbracy@uams.edu

Bradley Davis

Davis, Bradley, Au.D., CCC-A, Clinical Audiologist, Advanced Instructor

  • Au.D. – Audiology, Salus University.
  • Research Interests: Auditory Processing; Amplification
  • Teaching Interests: Gerontology, Medical Audiology, Amplification, Electrophysiology
  • Phone: (501) 569-8911
  • Email: dbdavis@ualr.edu


Franklin, Clifford, Ph.D., Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. –  Audiology; University of Tennessee.
  • Research Interests: Acceptance of Background Noise/Acceptable Noise Level; Amplification Benefit/Use; Hearing Assistive Technology
  • Teaching Interests: Amplification; Acoustics; Psychoacoustics; Diagnostic Audiometry.
  • Phone: (501) 569-8912
  • Email: cafranklin@ualr.edu


Franklin, Jennifer, Au.D., Assistant Professor, Audiology Clinical Director

  • Au.D. –  Audiology; University of Florida.
  • Research Interests: Aural Rehabilitation; Clinical Laboratory; Clinical Instruction
  • Teaching Interests: Amplification; Balance Disorders.
  • Phone: (501) 569-8905
  • Email: jlfranklin2@uams.edu

Betholyn GentryGentry, Betholyn, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Director of the AR Consortium for the Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Director, Speech-Language Pathology

  • Ph.D. – Speech-Language Pathology; Memphis State University.
  • Research Interests: Pragmatic language disorders; Learning disabilities; Sickle cell disease and communication disorders; Multicultural issues; and Autism spectrum disorders.
  • Teaching Interests: Language assessment and intervention; Learning Disabilities; Counseling in Communication Disorders; Differential Diagnosis; Articulation Disorders.
  • Phone: (501) 569-8913
  • Email: bfgentry@uams.edu
  • Click here to view Dr. Gentry’s webpage.

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Kelly, Donna, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator

  • Ph.D. – Child Language; University of Kansas.
  • Research and Teaching Interests: Child Language Acquisition; Children with Language Impairments; Multicultural Issues.
  • Phone: (501) 569-3154
  • Email: djkelly@ualr.edu

Stephen Kintz

Kintz, Stephen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. – Communication Sciences and Disorders, East Carolina University.
  • Research Interests: Assessment; Cognitive Neuroscience of Language; Discourse
  • Teaching Interests: Neural Processes of Speech and Language; Cognition and Cognitive Impairments
  • Phone: N/A
  • Email: sgkintz@ualr.edu


Moser, Dana, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

  • 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) 569-8914
  • Email: DRMoser@uams.edu


Nagaraj, Naveen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. – Hearing Science, Ohio University.
  • Research Interests: Cognitive Hearing Science, Listening Comprehension, Psychoacoustics.
  • Teaching Interests: Diagnostic Audiology, Psychoacoustics, Amplification.
  • Phone: (501) 569-8906
  • Email: nnagaraj@uams.edu


Nicholson, Nannette, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor and Director of Children’s Hearing Services


Robinson, Greg, Ph.D., Associate Professor

  • 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) 683-7307
  • Email: gcrobinson@ualr.edu


Laura Bertram
Laura Bertram, Research Assistant
Telephone: (501) 683-7579
E-mail: llbertram@uams.edu


Lydia Buie
Lydia Buie, Business Administrator
Telephone: (501) 569-3156
E-mail: lcbuie@uams.edu


Natasha Stephens
Natasha Stephens, Clinic Manager/Billing Specialist
Telephone: (501) 907-5810
E-mail: nystephens@ualr.edu

Additional/Adjunct Faculty

Assistant Professors:  Patti Martin, Ph.D.
Instructors: Jeff Adams, Ed.D.; Portia Carr, M.S.; Jody Cerrato, M.S.; Kristie Croom, M.S.; Rebecca Domon, M.S.; John Halloran, M.S.; Emily Hankins, M.S.; Timothy Lim, Au.D.; Stacey Mahurin, M.S.; Holly Marvin-Pruss, Au.D.; Terry McCoy, Au.D.; Beth Nutt, M.S.; Ashlen Thomason, Ph.D.; Robert Traynor, Ed.D.; Shana Williamson, M.S.

Emeritus Faculty:

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.