Audiology Faculty & Staff

Faculty members at the School of Audiology are highly regarded teachers, audiologists, and researchers who bring diverse backgrounds and multi-faceted interests to the AuD program.

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

Assistant Professor and Year 2 Internship Coordinator
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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.  Dr. Bell now resides in Utah.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shelly Boelter joined the team at Pacific University in 2020.  She specializes in adult amplification and total communication systems.  She understands each patient is unique and should have a customized hearing plan developed around their individual needs and lifestyle.

Professor, AUD SIMLab Director
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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.

Administrative Specialist, School of Audiology
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Beth graduated with a BS in Business and Merchandising from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS in 1992. She worked in Hotel Event Management for many years before landing in Forest Grove School District where she most recently worked in their business office. She joined the School of Audiology team in November of 2018.

Clinic Director & Staff Audiologist of Pacific EarClinic
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Abbye M. Callender, AuD is an Audiology professor who has worked with patients in New Mexico, Colorado, and now Oregon, and has a passion for helping foster the next generation of audiologists.

Curtis Hartling
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pacific EarClinic
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Curtis Hartling is Clinical Audiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at Pacific EarClinic in Hillsboro, Oregon. Curtis has a background in research and clinical audiology. Clinically, Curtis specializes in diagnostic audiometry, fitting hearing aids, and hearing conservation for musicians.  

 

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

Medical Billing Specialist, Pacific EarClinic
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Maria is originally from Anaheim, California and moved to Oregon in 2006. She is a certified professional biller and coder and has worked in the medical field for several specialties since 2007. Maria began her career with Pacific University in 2016 accepting a position with the Pacific EarClinic. In her downtime, she loves to spend time with her husband and two dogs, Jessie and Sid, as well as exploring the great outdoors in the state of Oregon.

Patient Care Coordinator, Pacific EarClinic
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Amelia Muniz is the Patient Care Coordinator for the Pacific EarClinic.

Carmel Nicol
Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
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Carmel Nicol is the Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Program Admissions and is the Audiology Admissions Counselor. Carmel is a Pacific University Bachelor of Social Work '16 and Master of Social Work '17 alumna. Carmel has worked within the healthcare and education settings in her career and has found admissions gives her the perfect balance of her passions counseling healthcare students. In her role, she counsels prospective students to become the most competitive applicants for the program, leads current student ambassadors, and works with the audiology admissions committee. 

Associate Professor
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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.

Associate Professor, Year 3 Externship Coordinator
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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
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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.