Alyssa Needleman, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director and an Associate Professor in the Department of Audiology, 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. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and is certified as an audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 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. She also teaches doctoral courses entitled Diagnostics II: Site of Lesion Assessment, Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Implantable Hearing Technologies, Coding & Reimbursement and Practice Management. Prior to joining Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Needleman served in a variety of roles in academia, hospital administration and industry, including extensive experience in the hearing instrument industry, overseeing Product Research and Development, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Affairs as well as education and training with major hearing aid manufacturers.