Meet our Faculty
Dr. Elizabeth Adams is a clinical professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a licensed audiologist in Vermont. Her clinical specialties include auditory assessment, tinnitus management, treatment of hyperacusis and decreased sound tolerance, comprehensive treatment of hearing loss and hearing aid fittings utilizing evidence-based practice. She teaches the audiology coursework for graduate and undergraduate students within the department and provides clinical instruction and direct patient care at the Eleanor M. Luse Center's Audiology Clinic. She holds a Certificate in Audiology Precepting (CH-AP) and a Certificate in Tinnitus Management (CH-TM) from the American Board of Audiology. Community outreach and education of other healthcare professionals have been an important focus more recently, with a variety of presentations and activities around the state.
Kim Bauerly is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research interests include assessing the emotional reactivity and regulatory processes in people who stutter and how emotional changes effects speech-motor control in this population. She also teaches the Master level stuttering course and supervises graduate students when diagnosing and treating people who stutter.
Sharon Cote is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she supervises graduate students and teaches them clinical skills both in treatment and diagnostics at the Eleanor M. Luse Center. Her special interest is in speech sound disorders, language and literacy.
Dr. Nancy Gauvin is a clinical assistant professor and a Henderson Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders with specialty experience in a variety of speech and language areas such as: swallowing disorders, voice disorders, resonance disorders, craniofacial anomalies and cleft lip and palate. Additionally, she has experience providing accent modification therapy to clients from various countries of the world, and a professional history of working on a craniofacial team. Dr. Gauvin has worked internationally in London, England and has been an invited lecturer to Managua, Nicaragua for Operation Smile. Dr. Gauvin recently reintroduced a transgender voice program at the Eleanor M. Luse Center for the trans community.
Dr. Stephanie Hollop is a staff audiologist in the Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication, licensed to practice in Vermont. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and has a special interest in tinnitus management. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and a member of the Vermont Speech-Language-Hearing Association (VSHA).
Dr. Danra Kazenski is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who teaches clinical skills and supervises graduate students when diagnosing and treating people who stutter. She coaches students and other SLPs about how to effectively treat stuttering in young children, and has conducted research on emotional aspects and brain activity of people who stutter. Danra also co-leads the three National Stuttering Association support groups offered at UVM, which provide a supportive space for people who stutter and their families to share collective experiences.
Mary Alice Favro is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and is the Clinical Director for the VT-Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals (VT-ILEHP) Program.
Dr. Shelley Velleman is Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Velleman's research focuses on speech sound development in typically-developing (TD) children and in children with disorders. She specializes in motor speech disorders, especially Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Julia Walberg is a lecturer and clinical educator in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She teaches multiple courses to the undergraduate students in the CSD major face to face and online and supervises graduate students at the Eleanor M. Luse Center.