Audiology | AuD Faculty

Assistant Professor

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 gained experience in private practice audiology and ENT clinics.

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

Professor, AUD SIMLab Director

David Brown, PhD 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.

Adjunct Professor

Nicole L. Hacker, AuD is an Adjunct Professor 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, Year 1 Practicum Coordinator and Year 1 Advisor

Anne Heassler, AuD joined Pacific University in November 2012 as an Assistant Professor. Her areas of interest are clinical education, interprofessional practice and education, auditory rehabilitation and counseling as it applies to patient-centered care, and clinical reasoning.

Assistant Professor, Year 2 Advisor

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.

Associate Professor, Academic Education Lead

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

Assistant Professor, Year 1 Advisor

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, Year 3 Externship Coordinator

Trent Westrick, AuD joined Pacific University in 2014. His interests include adult audiologic diagnostics, amplification, cerumen management, and psychosocial aspects of hearing impairment. Dr. Westrick completed a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Minnesota and a Doctor of Audiology degree at The Ohio State University.

Assistant Professor

Marcin Wróblewski, AuD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Audiology and the Secretary for the College of Health Professions. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Iowa and Boys Town National Research Hospital, where he also worked as a research audiologist before joining Pacific University in 2017. He has been engaged in auditory research since 2003, with overarching focus on identifying barriers to communication and strategies to help overcome them. His broad research experience and expertise spans the areas of the developmental effects of speech recognition in classrooms, perception of loudness, auditory evoked potentials, hearing aids and cochlear implants, middle ear and inner ear mechanics, auditory processing disorder, and bilingualism.