UNT Speech & Hearing Center, 217
Associate Professor

 

Dr. Olness’ research examines the discourse production abilities of adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders, such as stroke-induced aphasia. Normal pre-morbid discourse variation is incorporated into her approach (ethnic discourse styles of African Americans and Euro-Americans, formality, spontaneity, age/cohort effects, etc.). Her interests focus on the relationship between linguistic and paralinguistic forms and their communicative function-- for example, language forms used to express emotion, opinion, and attitude--and their neurological underpinnings. These combined areas of inquiry are applied to the design of clinical discourse assessment and assessment of functional communication. In addition, her research with disordered populations sheds light on the cognitive-linguistic and neurological substrates of “normal” discourse production in non-brain-injured populations.

Prior to joining the UNT SPHS faculty in 2006, Olness worked as a federally funded (NIH) Research Scientist at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Callier Center. Olness received her doctoral and post-doctoral training at UTD (Human Development and Communication Sciences), under the mentorship of Dr. Hanna Ulatowska. Earlier degrees were in Linguistics (M.A., U. of Oregon), and Communicative Disorders (M.S., U. of Wisconsin--Madison). Olness began her career as a B.A. double major in French and Speech & Hearing Sciences (Indiana U., - Bloomington) under the mentorship of Dr. Judith Johnston.

Publications authored and co-authored by Olness have appeared in Aphasiology, Brain and Language, Discourse Processes, the Journal of Neurolinguistics, the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, and Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, inter alia.

Olness’ clinical training in adult neurogenic communication disorders includes a graduate internship at the Middleton V.A. Hospital (Madison, WI) under Dr. John (Jay) Rosenbek, and a Clinical Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She continued her clinical work as a staff speech-language pathologist in a non-profit clinic in Eugene, Oregon. Her current clinical research program involves on-going contact with and advocacy for individuals who have aphasia.

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Gloria Olness, PhD, CCC-SLP
940-369-8226
Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor

Stacy Nunnelee received her bachelor's degree in pre-professional speech-language pathology from Louisiana Tech University and her master's degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Memphis. Mrs. Nunnelee completed her CFY here in the Dallas area and has worked in the field for approximately 16 years before joining UNT as a clinical supervisor in the Fall of 2008. Most of her experience has been with neurogenic disorders such as traumatic brain injury. Her clinical experiences have involved most settings that include outpatient rehab clinics, acute care hospitals, rehab/outpatient hospitals, a private school for children with learning disorders, and teaching at a university. Mrs. Nunnelee has presented on children's learning styles, dysphasia carry-over techniques/training following discharge from a hospital, and various topics of traumatic brain injury that include teaching strategies for carry-over into home settings, memory, and attention. 

Stacy
Nunnelee
MA, CCC-SLP
UNT Speech & Hearing Center, 264
Principal Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies

 

Lauren Mathews MS, CCC/SLP, received her BS from Texas Christian University and MS from University of Texas at Dallas.  Mrs. Mathews has worked in numerous settings including pediatric medical outpatient and inpatient facilities, the Director of Quality Assurance for a pediatric home health agency and has worked at the University of North Texas (UNT) since 2005.  She is currently a Senior Lecturer at UNT where she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of speech and language development, language disorders, clinical methods, diagnostics and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She has also supervised students and seen clients at the UNT Speech and Hearing Clinic and at the UNT Kristen Farmer Autism Center.  Mrs. Mathews’ clinical and research passion is with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders specifically individuals who are non-verbal, Theory of Mind difficulties and auditory processing difficulties.  Mrs. Mathews is certified in both the DIR Model and Hanen Program.   Mrs. Mathews has been active in the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association (TSHA) and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) in various roles throughout the years.  She is a past awardee of the TSHA Awards of Honor and received numerous Certificates of Appreciation throughout the years for her service to the association.  

More information about Mrs. Mathews can be found in the Faculty Information System

Lauren Matthews, MS, CCC-SLP
UNT Speech & Hearing Center, 268
Lecturer, Clinical Supervisor

 

Dr. Amanda Labue received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University in 2001 and a Doctor of Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2005.  After graduation she worked as an audiologist at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders in Dallas where she served as coordinator of the Assistive Devices Center and was a faculty associate in the audiology clinic.  In 2014, she joined the University of North Texas in the Speech and Hearing Services department as a lecturer and clinical supervisor.   In addition to classroom instruction and instruction during clinical rotations of doctoral level students, she also coordinates off-site clinical rotations for advanced students. 

Her audiological interests include assessment, hearing aids, and aural rehabilitation for both adult and pediatric populations.

More information about Dr. Labue can be found in the Faculty Information System

Amanda Labue, AuD, CCC-A
UNT Speech & Hearing Center, 261
Professor, Department Chair

 

Dr. Gopal received her B.S. and M.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India. She received her Ph.D. in audiology from Michigan State University in 1992. Dr. Gopal’s research interests are internal neuronal network dynamics of cultured auditory cortical neurons, effects of heavy metals and neurotoxins on cultured cortical neurons, auditory evoked potentials in children at risk for central auditory processing disorders and auditory processing in subjects on SSRI medication.

More information about Dr. Gopal can be found in the Faculty Information System

Kamakshi Gopal, PhD, CCC-A
UNT Speech & Hearing Center, 108
Associate Professor

 

Dr. Cokely joined the faculty in the fall of 2000 after nearly fifteen years of university teaching. He completed his undergraduate studies at Syracuse University and earned his master’s and doctorate degrees at Northwestern University. Dr. Cokely began his research career in the area of psychoacoustics, but for the past twelve years his energies have been directed toward the study of speech materials used to evaluate the hearing of Spanish-speaking listeners. His pioneering efforts in this area have resulted in publication, presentation, and several masters theses.

More information about Dr. Cokely can be found in the Faculty Information System

Jeffery Cokely, PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Amlani was the recipient of a Pre-doctoral Fellowship through the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD). He is also a member of several professional organizations, and has authored and co-authored papers related to hearing aids in the American Journal of Audiology, Audiology Today, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, Trends in Amplification, The Hearing Journal, and Hearing Review. His research interests include hearing aid fitting and selection procedures, auditory perception in real-world environments, predicting speech-intelligibility performance from the electroacoustic characteristics of hearing aids, and economic and marketing trends within the hearing aid industry.

Amym
Amlani
PhD

Amyn M. Amlani, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Texas, where he has held an academic appointment since August 2005. He has also held an appointment of Assistant Professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center from January 2003 through August 2005. Dr. Amlani holds the B.A. degree in Communication Disorders from the University of the Pacific, the M.S. degree in Audiology from Purdue University, and the Ph.D. degree in Audiology from Michigan State University.

Associate Professor

Dr. Amlani was the recipient of a Pre-doctoral Fellowship through the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD). He is also a member of several professional organizations, and has authored and co-authored papers related to hearing aids in the American Journal of Audiology, Audiology Today, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, Trends in Amplification, The Hearing Journal, and Hearing Review. His research interests include hearing aid fitting and selection procedures, auditory perception in real-world environments, predicting speech-intelligibility performance from the electroacoustic characteristics of hearing aids, and economic and marketing trends within the hearing aid industry.

Amym
Amlani
PhD

Amyn M. Amlani, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Texas, where he has held an academic appointment since August 2005. He has also held an appointment of Assistant Professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center from January 2003 through August 2005. Dr. Amlani holds the B.A. degree in Communication Disorders from the University of the Pacific, the M.S. degree in Audiology from Purdue University, and the Ph.D. degree in Audiology from Michigan State University.

940-565-2481
Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Prof. Moore is a member of several scholarly, scientific, and professional societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Society of Neuroscience, the National Black Association of Speech, Language and Hearing, and the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology, of which he is a charter member. Dr. Moore has received numerous awards, fellowships, and grants, including those from the National Institutes of Health, Deafness Research Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Montel Williams MS Foundation.

Dr. Moore comes to UNT from Northwestern University in Chicago, where he held an appointment of Research Professor and Knowles Scholar in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry/Center for Drug Discovery and Chemical Biology in the Feinberg School of Medicine. He has also taught at Emerson College, Memphis State University, Howard University, and Michigan State University. He has authored many written works and peer-reviewed publications not only as an individual, but also in collaboration with other scholars, his graduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Moore's current research interest lies in the investigation of molecular ion channel activity that might underlie tinnitus. He has submitted an IRB application to treat patients suffering from tinnitus with already FDA-approved drugs. A scientific article was published in an international journal in September 2011.
 

Wu C, Gopal K, Gross GW, Lukas TJ, Moore EJ. An in vitro model for testing drugs to treat tinnitus.  Eur J Pharmacol. 2011 Sep 30; 667(1-3): 188-94.

Ernest
Moore

Dr. Ernest J. Moore is the Chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Texas. He earned a B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Tennessee A. & I. State University (Nashville), a M.A. in Audiology from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb), and a Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders, with a specialization in Experimental Audiology, from The University of Wisconsin (Madison).

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