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About Us: Faculty

Karen Muñoz
Karen Muñoz EdD, CCC-A
Karen Muñoz, EdD, CCC-A is a professor at Utah State University and the Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education department head. She 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 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.