Katharine Fitzharris, Au.D., Ph.D., joined the Nova Southeastern University faculty as an Assistant Professor this past July. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Louisville. After earning her Au.D., she completed the first Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury Advanced Clinical Research Fellowship at the Boston VA Healthcare System. She then moved to Dallas, Texas where she earned a Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience and, under the mentorship of Drs. Jackie Clark, James Jerger, and Ross Roeser, a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Fitzharris is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has served on several volunteer committees for the American Academy of Audiology and is the Processing Editor for the International Journal of Audiology. Her research interests include auditory cognitive neuroscience, behavioral and physiological measures of listening effort, electrophysiology, and the evaluation and treatment of auditory processing disorders.
As a part of the NSU faculty, Dr. Fitzharris’ responsibilities include clinical precepting, teaching, and conducting research. She will be teaching Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory/Vestibular Mechanisms, Electrophysiology I and II, Introduction to Auditory Processing Evaluation and Treatment, Psychoacoustics and Speech Perception, and Research Methods I and II.