M. Samantha Lewis
M. Samantha Lewis, PhD, is a full professor and the academic education lead in the School of Audiology at Pacific University located in Hillsboro, Oregon. She also is affiliated with the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research at the VA Portland Health Care System and the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the Oregon Health & Science University. Both of these institutions are located in Portland, Oregon. Her areas of specialty include auditory rehabilitation, audiologic counseling, (central) auditory processing, geriatrics, and tinnitus.
Erin E.G. Lundblom, PhD, is an associate professor and the director of clinical education for the Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Pittsburgh. Lundblom has worked in various pediatric and adult clinical settings including a position as a clinical instructor in an campus based clinic. Her areas of clinical and research interest include school-based language and literacy services including service delivery options and best practices in clinical education including the SoTL. Lundblom has presented at regional, state, and national conferences about clinical education. She has routinely attended the annual CAPCSD conference with more recent contributions focused on presentations about clinical education. Lundblom has provided many years of service to her state professional organization (PSHA—Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association) in various roles ranging from Publications to Convention Planning. She has also contributed to the Council of Academic Programs in CSD. First as a member of the online professional development committee, then as the chair of the committee, and more recently as the vice president of online professional development.
Dr. Jessica Sullivan is the department chair and assistant professor in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Hampton University. Her areas of interest include aural (re)habilitation, specifically, the development of innovative and effective auditory training interventions. Currently, she is interesting in the relationship between working memory and speech perception in noise. Over her almost 20 year career she has been dedicated to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, Dr. Sullivan has Co-directed the Innovative Mentoring and Professional Advancement through Cultural Training or IMPACT program which is a collaboration between Hampton University and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Dr. Sullivan has received numerous awards, honors, and grants including a R25 from the NIH /NIDCD. She is a 2023 Fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Jacqueline Towson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders with a joint appointment in the School of Teacher Education at University of Central Florida. She completed her doctorate in 2015 at Georgia State University in the Education of Students with Exceptionalities with a focus in Early Childhood Special Education following 14 years of work in public schools. Her research broadly concerns building the capacity of individuals who work with young children experiencing language impairments and those considered at-risk and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Jana Waller, MS, CCC-SLP is an associate dean in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College. She is also an active clinical faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SLPA) where she teaches graduate seminars in professional practice and a counseling in SLP course. Jana's other primary areas of interest include interprofessional education and practice (IPE/IPP) and leadership/administration.
Yunfang Zheng, Sc.D., M.D., CCC-A, is a full professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central Michigan University. She was a physician and received her Sc.D. in Audiology from Montclair State University. She managed an audiology department at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Jersey for three years and was an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. Her research interests include diagnostic audiology, amplification, cochlear implants, and aural rehabilitation, with the goal of helping individuals with hearing difficulties achieve a better quality of life. She has given many scientific presentations at national and international conventions and has published her work in several internationally respected professional journals. She has also received awards and grants from university, industry, and professional associations to support her research and has mentored many doctoral research projects with different research awards/grants.