Clinical Professor

Dr. Adams is a nationally certified and Vermont-licensed audiologist. She teaches audiology and undergraduate clinical coursework in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders. She 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 hearing loss, and hearing aid fittings utilizing evidence-based practice. She mentors undergraduate students interested in pursuing an advanced degree in audiology and facilitates 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. She participates in extensive service to the university, her profession, and the community alongside her clinical and academic work. 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. She also served as an advisor and investigative team member for the Vermont Secretary of State Hearing Aid Advisory Board. Community outreach and education of other healthcare professionals has been an important focus more recently, with various presentations and activities around the state.

Awards and Recognition

  • Nominated for the Prelock Online Teaching Award, 2023
  • Nominated for the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, 2020
  • 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

Educational leadership and policy studies, faculty mentoring, curriculum development and instructional design, evidence-based practice, clinical education and practice in audiology


  • 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 1210 - Introductory Topics in Clinical Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • CSD 2210 - Advanced Topics in Clinical Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • CSD 3710 - Introduction to Audiology
  • CSD 3720 - Hearing Rehabilitation