Dr. Erica Friedland is Chair of and Professor in the Department of Audiology, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, her master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, and her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University. Her specialty area is pediatrics and her professional research doctoral project was in the area of developing and implementing an auditory processing evaluation protocol in children. Dr. Friedland has been at NSU for over 24 years.
Dr. Friedland’s primary responsibilities are administration of the Department of Audiology and its three programs as well as the Audiology Clinic. She also teaches doctoral courses entitled Pathologies of the Auditory and Vestibular System, Pediatric Audiology, Neuroscience, and Audiology Clinical Grand Rounds. Clinically, Dr. Friedland precepts doctoral students in the Audiology Clinic at NSU during the provision of service.
Prior to coming to NSU, she worked at the University of Miami in the Department of Pediatrics coordinating newborn hearing screening, evaluation children in an inter-professional team for early intervention services, and evaluating children as part of the Craniofacial Clinic team. Dr. Friedland is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), the Chair of the Academic and Clinical Resources Committee of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Friedland’s current research is focused on skills-based clinical evaluation of students, preceptor roles, and characteristics of the ideal audiology applicant.