Nicholas Stanley will join the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) department as an assistant professor of audiology in August of 2018. Stanley will hold a Au.D. and Ph.D. from the University of South Alabama, as well as a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. He has experience in a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals, and large otolaryngology clinics. Stanley especially enjoyed his externship placement at Premier Medical group in Mobile, Alabama; there, he worked with a team of six otolaryngologists and five audiologists.  He described Premier Medical Group as a “dynamic environment that taught him to be ready for anything.”

Stanley has further experience conducting research about auditory event-related potentials (AERP) with Tara Davis and working in a neuropsychology lab with Ben Hill. These involvements have shaped his research interests. Specific areas of research interest include AERPs with a focus in speech-in-noise performance, cognitive hearing science with roles in attention, working memory, and executive function play in successful communication.

He has published articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. He has presented his research at numerous conferences including the American Academy of Audiology, International Neuropsychological Society’s 44th Annual Meeting, American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, and Alabama Academy of Audiology Conference.

Stanley is looking forward to producing interesting and diverse research at ISU. In his free time, he enjoys reading, kayaking, watching “The Office” and spending time with his wife and two dogs, Sadie and Penny.