Laboratory Personnel

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Laboratory Director: Sarah Yoho Leopold, Ph.D.

Sarah Yoho Leopold, Ph.D. (formerly Sarah E. Yoho) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Speech and Hearing Science, with an emphasis in Audiology.

Her recent work has focused on the impacts of noise on speech understanding and the development of techniques to overcome the speech-in-noise problem for individuals with hearing-impairment.

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Dane Whittaker, Au.D. Student

Dane Whittaker is a first year AuD student at Utah State. Dane graduated from BYU with an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders. Dane is originally from Southern Utah, he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and taking pictures with his wife and son. 

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Collaborators

 
 
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Kacy Herald, Au.D. Student

Kacy Herald is a first year AuD student at USU. She moved to Utah from San Diego, CA. Kacy is most excited about working with adult populations within the field of audiology. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and rock climbing in the great outdoors! 

 

Cassie Bovee, B.S. Student

Cassie Bovee is an undergraduate student dual majoring in Biology (human emphasis) and Public Health at Utah State University. She is specifically interested in a career in the field of genetics. She is originally from Reno, Nevada and in her free time she likes to hike, paint and read. 

 

Nicole Thiede, B.S. Student

Nicole Thiede is an undergraduate student majoring in Communicative Disorders at Utah State University.  She has aspirations of becoming an Audiologist. She is specifically interested in pediatric audiology, newborn hearing screenings, and electrophysiological testing. In her spare time she enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her dogs.

 

Meagan Eyre, B.S. Student

Meagan Eyre is an undergraduate student majoring in Communicative Disorders at Utah State University.  She is from West Jordan, Utah.  Outside of school she enjoys hiking and camping with her family.

 

 

STEPHANIE BORRIE, PH.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education

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BRITTAN BARKER, PH.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education

www.brittanbarker.com

 

Maryellen McClain Verdoes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Utah State University

www.sprlusu.com

 

Donal Sinex, PH.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, Utah State University