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: LSO@uams.edu


Atcherson, Samuel, Ph.D., CCC-A, Professor

  • 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) 526-4325
  • Email: SRAtcherson@uams.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) 603-1014
  • Email: cbbracy@uams.edu

Betholyn GentryGentry, Betholyn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, 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) 603-1010
  • Email: bfgentry@uams.edu
  • Click here to view Dr. Gentry’s webpage.

M Bryson Howard

Howard, M. Bryson, Au.D., CCC-A, Assistant Professor

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

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) 682-1456
  • Email: BJones3@uams.edu 

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 and (501) 569-8903
  • Email: SLMahurin@uams.edu

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: martinpf@archildrens.org


Moser, Dana, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, 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) 603-1011
  • Email: DRMoser@uams.edu

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: JPultro@uams.edu


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@uams.edu

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: smileydf@archildrens.org or dfsmiley@uams.edu 

Shana Williamson

Williamson, Shana, M.S., CCC-SLP, Instructor for Speech-Language Pathology

  • 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: Clinic: (501) 569-8908; UAMS Office: (501) 603-1015
  • Email: sfwilliamson@uams.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
Telephone: (501) 569-3155
E-mail: nystephens@uams.edu 

Additional/Adjunct Faculty

Instructors: Jeff Adams, Ed.D.; Jody Cerrato, M.S.; Kristie Croom, M.S.; Rebecca Domon, M.S.; John Halloran, M.S.; Emily Hankins, M.S.; Timothy Lim, Au.D.; Holly Marvin-Pruss, Au.D.; Terry McCoy, Au.D.; Beth Nutt, M.S.; Ashlen Thomason, Ph.D.; Robert Traynor, Ed.D.

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.