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

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

Professor, School of Audiology - 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.

Sr. Operations Manager, School of Audiology

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.

Patient Care Coordinator, Pacific EarClinic

Javier Cervantes joined the Pacific EarClinic in May of 2022 as the Patient Care Coordinator. 

Assistant Professor, School of Audiology

Dr. Bryan Greenaway joined the Pacific University School of Audiology in September of 2021 as an assistant professor. Dr. Greenaway received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and speech and hearing sciences before completing his doctorate in audiology at Pacific in 2019. Prior to joining Pacific, he worked as a private practice clinical audiologist for two years, specializing in adult amplification and tinnitus management.

Curtis Hartling
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pacific EarClinic

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.  


Assistant Professor, School of Audiology

Dr. Briana Hester joined the Pacific University School of Audiology faculty in January 2024 as an Assistant Professor. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from California State University, Sacramento and received her Doctorate of Audiology from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her clinical interests include pediatric diagnostics and amplification, cochlear implants, and hearing healthcare equity.


Associate Professor, School of Audiology

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.

Professor, School of Audiology - Academic Education Lead

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

Clinic Director, Pacific EarClinic

Dr. Katy Mawson joined the Pacific University Pacific EarClinic in January 2024 as the Clinic Director.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Nevada, Reno and received her Doctorate of Audiology from Idaho State University.  She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is a Fellow and board certified by the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She is the current Portland-area representative on the board of the Oregon Academy of Audiology. 

Medical Billing Specialist, Pacific EarClinic

Amelia Muniz is the Medical Billing Specialist for the Pacific EarClinic.

Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions & Advisor Relations

Carmel Nicol is the Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Program Admissions & Advisor Relations 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. 

Assistant Professor, School of Audiology

Dr. Jennifer Ratigan joined the Pacific University School of Audiology in August of 2023.  Dr. Ratigan received her bachelor’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Deaf Studies from the University of Arizona before completing her Doctorate of Audiology at Gallaudet University, and residency at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. 

Associate Professor, School of Audiology

Leigh G Schaid, AuD, joined Pacific University in 2014. She completed her doctoral degree at Indiana University, and then went on to practice in a variety of settings prior to entering academia. Her practice areas include pediatric diagnostics, auditory evoked potentials, and amplification. Her research interests include pediatric audiology as well as holistic review for admissions, equity, diversity, inclusion & belonging in health professions education.

Clinical Education Specialist, School of Audiology

Keagan Weis joined the School of Audiology as the Clinical Education Specialist in August of 2023.  Keagan graduated from Pacific University in 2021 with a BA in Media Arts with an emphasis on Graphic Design and Film/Video. 

Associate Professor, School of Audiology - Internship & 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.