Associate Professor & Director of Otolaryngology
Center for Audiology & Speech Pathology
Deborah L. Carlson, Ph.D., the Center Director, is an Audiologist and has worked for the Center for Audiology & Speech Pathology since October 1989. Dr. Carlson obtained her Ph.D. degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in August 1986. She holds a dual Master's of Science Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences and in Rehabilitation Administration and Services and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL granted in May 1980. Dr. Carlson received Fellows Honors from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2007 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology. She has participated on a variety of Boards and Committees for AAA and ASHA, served on the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and is a past President and Founding Member of the Texas Academy of Audiology.
Toni Jennings is an Audiologist who has worked for the Center for Audiology & Speech Pathology since July of 2006. Dr. Jennings obtained her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Louisiana Tech University in May 2002. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Louisiana Tech University granted in August 2000. She completed her Doctor of Audiology, Au.D., degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology Distance Learning Program in July 2007.
Leslie Rolph is an Audiologist and has worked for the Center for Audiology & Speech Pathology as a resident from August 2007 untill August 2008 when she joined the staff. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Communications Disorders from Auburn University in 2004. She received her Doctor of Audiology from Auburn University in 2008. Dr. Rolph holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology.
Carol Ross is an Audiologist and has worked for the Center for Audiology & Speech Pathology since August 1991. Dr. Ross obtained her Master of Science degree from Lamar University- Beaumont, Texas in May 1988. She also holds a Master's in Deaf Education granted in August 1988 and a Bachelor of Science in Deaf Education granted in May 1985. She completed her Doctor of Audiology, Au.D., degree from the University of Florida Distance Learning Program.
Maria Bahena is a hearing screener and has worked for the Center for Audiology & Speech Pathology since February 2007.
Sherry Hickman is a Hearing Screener and has worked for the Center for Audiology & Speech Pathology since April 2003.
Giovanna Turner is a Hearing Screener and has worked for the Center for Audiology & Speech Pathology since April 2003.
Administrative Support Staff
Cathy Duncan is an Administrative Secretary and has worked for the Center for Audiology and Speech Pathology since August of 2004.
Lori Jarrett is a Speech-Language Pathologist who joined the Center for Audiology & Speech Pathology as a resident in June 2008 and then joined the staff in 2009. She obtained her BA in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Texas in May 2006, and then her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in May 2008.
Resident/Speech Pathology Intern