Clinical Professor

Dr. Adams is a nationally certified and Vermont licensed audiologist. She teaches the audiology coursework in the department and provides clinical instruction and direct patient care at the Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication, the university's on-campus non-profit speech, language and hearing clinic. Clinical specialties include auditory assessment, tinnitus management, treatment of hyperacusis and decreased sound tolerance, treatment of hearing loss, and hearing aid fittings utilizing evidence-based practice. As faculty, Dr. Adams co-coordinates the undergraduate advising program for junior and senior Communication Sciences & Disorders students. She mentors undergraduates interested in pursuing an advanced degree in audiology and provides opportunities for audiology clinical internships. Dr. Adams holds the American Board of Audiology’s Certificate in Audiology Precepting (CH-AP) and coordinates the Department’s graduate audiology practicum experience. Alongside her clinical and academic work, she participates in extensive service to the university, her profession, and the community. Dr. Adams is the Chair of UVM’s College of Nursing & Health Sciences Curriculum Planning Committee and is a member of UVM’s Center on Aging Faculty Advisory Committee. Previously, she served on the Vermont Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (VSHA) Executive Board for several years, first as academic programs chair and then as the membership chair. Currently, she is an advisor to the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation audiologist and hearing aid dispenser board. Community outreach and education of other healthcare professionals has been an important focus more recently with a variety of presentations and activities around the state.

Awards and Recognition

  • Nominated for the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2014
  • Awarded the Sally J. Perry Memorial Award for Service by the Vermont Speech, Language & Hearing Association, 2009

Associations and Affiliations

  • American Board of Audiology
  • American Speech, Language & Hearing Association
  • Vermont Speech, Language & Hearing Association
Liz Adams

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Audiology, hearing loss treatment, tinnitus management, evidence-based practice, clinical education and practice


  • LEND Fellowship; University of Vermont
  • Au.D.; A.T. Still University
  • M.A.; University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • B.A.; University of Vermont


  • 802-656-0205
Office Location:

Pomeroy Hall

Courses Taught

  • CSD 099 - Introductory Topics in Clinical Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • CSD 199 - Advanced Topics in Clinical Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • CSD 271 - Introduction to Audiology
  • CSD 272 - Hearing Rehabilitation