Alyssa Needleman, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director and a Professor in the Department of Audiology, Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland, and earned both her Master of Science degree in Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human Development and Communication Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas, with her area of expertise in speech perception in individuals with hearing loss. Her primary responsibilities are management of clinical operations within the Nova Southeastern University Audiology Clinic, as well as coordination of internship and externship experiences, both within the Nova Southeastern University Audiology Clinic and at external clinical training facilities. Dr. Needleman teaches doctoral courses entitled Ethics, Coding, and Reimbursement, Practice Management, Interprofessional Education, Research Methods, Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Speech Perception, Diagnostics, Implantable Hearing Technologies, and Aural Rehabilitation. Dr. Needleman is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, certified as an audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a council member for the Council of Academic Accreditation for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology graduate programs, a founding member and acting national president of Alpha Upsilon Delta, Audiology National Honor Society, and serves on multiple committees for the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Needleman’s current research is focused on student-clinician assessment criteria, preceptor roles and preparation, and characteristics of audiology student applicants for success in graduate school. Prior to joining Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Needleman served in a variety of roles in academia, hospital administration, and industry, including extensive experience in medical device manufacturing, overseeing Product Research and Development, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Affairs, as well as education and training with major hearing industry manufacturers.