Audiology | AuD Faculty

Assistant Professor

Matthew Bell, AuD is an Assistant Professor of Audiology at Pacific University. Dr. Bell previously worked in audiology and otolaryngology private practice settings in Oregon and New Zealand, with primary interests in adult diagnostic hearing evaluations and amplification.  In addition, as an experienced musician and avid music aficionado, Dr. Bell has particular interest in hearing conservation and hearing loss as it applies to music and musicians

Associate Professor, AUD SIMLab Director, SAA Chapter Co-Advisor

Dr. David Brown joined Pacific University in August 2012. Dr. Brown previously served as Director of Audiological Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and was also on the faculty at University of Cincinnati in Ohio. His areas of specialty include otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem response diagnostics, newborn hearing screening, and pediatric audiologic diagnostics, with a strong research interest in simulation technology.

Assistant Professor of Audiology

Lisa Marie Davis Bell, AuD is an Assistant Professor of Audiology. After completing her externship at a private practice audiology clinic in Christchurch, New Zealand, Dr. Bell moved to Oregon and has been working in private practice audiology and ENT clinics.

Assistant Professor, Year 3 Externship Coordinator

Nicole L. Hacker, AuD is an Assistant Professor and Externship Coordinator in the School of Audiology at Pacific University.  She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Ohio University in 2000 and completed her Doctor of Audiology from Central Michigan University in 2004.

Director, School of Audiology

Wendy D. Hanks, PhD is the Director of the Pacific University School of Audiology.

Assistant Professor and Year 1 Practicum Coordinator

Anne E. Heassler, AuD is an Assistant Professor of Audiology who joined Pacific University in 2012. She was previously a clinical instructor at Portland State University and is the current vice chair of the Oregon Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program Advisory Board.

Assistant Professor

Anne E. Hogan, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Audiology who joined Pacific University in 2013. She worked clinically in North Carolina at a major medical center prior to pursuing her doctorate.  Her research has focused on foundational study towards improving delivery of vestibular rehabilitation therapy, and she is eager to extend that research through multidisciplinary collaborations in the College of Health Professions and beyond.

Assistant Professor

Leigh G. Schaid, AuD is an Assistant Professor of Audiology. Dr. Leigh Schaid joined Pacific University in June 2014.  Dr. Schaid previously worked as a research audiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio.  Dr. Schaid also has experience working in a private audiology practice, as well as in a medical office setting.

Assistant Professor

Trent Westrick, AuD is an Assistant Professor of Audiology and Co-Advisor to Student Academy of Audiology Chapter

Associate Professor

M. Samantha Lewis, PhD, Associate Professor of Audiology joined Pacific University in July 2017, after having spent almost 15 years engaged in auditory research.