Elaine Mormer, PhD Faculty - Audiology


Ph.D. Audiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

M.A. Audiology, University of Massachusetts, 1981

B.S. Speech Path & Audiology, University of Massachusetts, 1979


I am Associate Professor & Clinical Education Coordinator for Audiology in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. In these positions I teach in the classroom and clinic, as well as mentoring research projects for graduate students in our clinical Audiology program. Additionally, I oversee the Audiology clinical education curriculum and I coordinate clinical practicum assignments for our AuD students. In this role I have focused on the development and implementation of interdisciplinary evidence-based approaches to clinical education.

I was funded and trained in a full-time LEND program during one semester of my Master’s degree. Thus, the development of leadership and interprofessional competencies has been integral to my clinical and teaching activities throughout my professional career. I have carried this approach over to research activities since completing my PhD. Currently I am involved in two large scale investigations with multidisciplinary research teams across health professions. My clinical interest is in evaluating and creating auditory accessibility for hard of hearing listeners across the lifespan.

I have served on a number of committees and task forces for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Science and Disorders (CAPCSD), and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). I currently serve as a content expert for the ASHA Practice Portal on Clinical Instruction, an appointee on the ASHA Committee on Clinical Research, Implementation Science, and Evidence-Based Practice (CRISP), and as a member of the CAPCSD Standing Committee for Clinical Educator Resources.