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About Us: Faculty

Karen Muñoz
Karen Muñoz EdD, CCC-A
Karen Muñoz, EdD, CCC-A is an associate professor at Utah State University and has worked extensively in the area of pediatric audiology. She is particularly interested in parent and professional factors that influence management of pediatric hearing loss. She has published in the areas of pediatric amplification, and more recently in factors that influence parent-professional partnerships.
Lauri Nelson
Lauri Nelson, PhD
Lauri Nelson, PhD is an associate professor at Utah State University and has a dual background in both pediatric audiology and deaf education. Her primary interests are in the auditory perception development of young children with hearing loss and supporting their speech, language, and academic development for successful entry into K-12 setting.
Renee Polanco Lucero
Renee Polanco Lucero, PhD, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Renee Polanco Lucero, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVEd is an assistant professor at Utah State University and worked as a teacher of the Deaf for 15 years, in early intervention, the classroom, and as an itinerant teacher. Her primary interests are in working with culturally and linguistically diverse families and the implementation of LSL interventions in the school setting.