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Our Team

The robust AudiologyOnline course library is developed and overseen by an experienced team of audiologists and industry professionals.

Carolyn Smaka, AuD, CCC-A/SLP

Carolyn Smaka

AuD

Editor-in-Chief

Joanne Slater, AuD

Joanne Slater

AuD, CCC-A

Director, CEU Administration

Nancy Adamson, MA, CCC-A, CE Administrator/Associate Editor

Nancy Adamson

MA, CCC-A

CE Administrator/Associate Editor

Gus Mueller, PhD

Gus Mueller

PhD

Contributing Editor

Anna L. Smith, MS, CCC-A, CNIM

Anna Smith

MS

Continuing Education Manager

Melissa Freund

Melissa Freund

BS

Continuing Education Manager

Christy Huynh

Christy Huynh

AuD

Managing Editor

Caitlin Grefe, Instructional Technology Specialist

Caitlin Grefe

Instructional Technology Specialist

Kimberly Rojas, CLSSBB, CMP, CLP, Instructional Technology Coordinator

Kimberly Rojas

CLSSBB, CMP, CLP

Instructional Technology Coordinator


Featured Presenters

AudiologyOnline instructors and guest editors are skilled clinicians and industry leaders whose courses consistently receive top ratings from our members.

Presenter: Brian J. Fligor ScD, PASC

Brian Fligor, PhD, PASC, is a board-certified pediatric audiologist and owner and staff audiologist of Tobias & Battite, Inc., Hearing Wellness of New England (Boston, MA). Additionally, he is longtime Chief Audiology Officer at Lantos Technologies, Wilmington, MA. Prior to joining Lantos, Dr. Fligor was Director of Diagnostic Audiology at Boston Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.  He is adjunct faculty at Salus University, a consultant member of the Children's Oncology Group, chair of the World Health Organization Make Listening Safe Taskforce on manufacturing standards of headphones, and founder and past-chair of the Music-Induced Hearing Disorders Taskforce for the National Hearing Conservation Association. Dr. Fligor's publications on hearing loss risk from music received considerable popular media attention, including being spoofed on the David Letterman Show in 2005. His publications on ototoxicity were incorporated into the JCIH Position Statement (2007) and helped shape a consensus international chemotherapy ototoxicity grading scale. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and doctorate in Audiology from Boston University.

Presenter: Devin L. McCaslin PhD

Devin McCaslin is the Director of the Vestibular and Balance Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He has authored and coauthored publications that cover the areas of tinnitus, dizziness, auditory function, and outcome measures development. He is also the author of the textbook VNG/ENG (Plural).  Dr. McCaslin’s major academic, clinical and research interests relate to clinical electrophysiology, tinnitus, and vestibular assessment and management.  He is currently a co-principal investigator on a National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders funded grant investigating the high frequency aspects of vestibular function. Dr. McCaslin has served on the American Balance Society Board of Directors, American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors, and is the past president of the American Balance Society. He currently serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, sits on the American Auditory Society Board of Directors.

Presenter: Gail Whitelaw PhD

Gail M. Whitelaw, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor in the AuD program and the director of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.  Her areas of clinical interest are tinnitus, auditory perception in children and adults, educational audiology, and working with people with HD (hearing deficits--those with functional auditory complaints). Dr. Whitelaw is a preceptor for 2nd and 3rd year AuD students and also sees patients at the OSU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.  She also serves as the audiology faculty member on the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Disabilities (LEND) grant at the Nisonger Center at Ohio State.  She has earned the Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification, and has both the CH-AP and CH-TM.  Dr. Whitelaw was honored with the 2019 Outstanding Educator by the American Academy of Audiology.  


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