Academic Faculty

 

In addition to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology, many providers in the Speech and Hearing National Referral Network® are leading researchers and present lectures nationally and internationally.

 
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Dr. Kristine Tanner
Specializations:

Voice disorders; Resonance disorders; Swallowing disorders.

Kristine Tanner, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University. She holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Utah.

Dr. Tanner is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and works clinically at The University of Utah Voice Disorders Center. Dr. Tanner's translational clinical research examines environmental effects on voice function, including laryngeal and airway surface hydration, irritants, and novel treatment development.

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Dr. Ryan Branski
Specializations:

Clinical Administration; Voice Disorders

Ryan Branski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and the Associate Director of the NYU Voice Center in New York, N.Y..

Dr. Branski specializes in the assessment and treatment of patients with voice disorders and directs a multidisciplinary clinical enterprise.

Dr. Branski is a funded research investigator and directs a federally funded research program in the area of voice disorders. 

 

Dr. Christopher Watts
Specializations:

Voice Disorders; Academic Administration; Director

Christopher Watts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and Director of the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. 

The Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Texas Christian University operates the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic on the campus of TCU.

The Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic offers a wide variety of services to individuals in Forth Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.  

 

Dr. Shaheen Awan
Specializations:

Shaheen N. Awan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist, Professor and Chairperson at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA.

Dr. Awan teaches courses in Applied Speech Science, Research in Speech-Language Pathology, Voice Disorders, Craniofacial Disorders, Motor Speech Disorders, and Clinical Instrumentation in Speech Pathology.

He has published numerous research articles and book chapters, is the author of The Voice Diagnostic Protocol (Pro-Ed Inc.) and developed the spectral/cepstral analysis computer algorithms incorporated into the Analysis of Dysphonia in Speech and Voice program produced by KayPentax.

Dr. Awan is a consultant with KayPentax (Montvale, NJ) and does clinical practice in the areas of voice assessment (including videostroboscopic evaluation of voice) and treatment.