ACADEMICS

  • Susanna Meyer

    Contact Information
    Office ST-122F
    508-929-8562
    508-929-8175 (fax)
    Susanna.Meyer@worcester.edu

    Education
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Pretoria 

    Susanna Meyer obtained her Ph.D. in South Africa at the University of Pretoria. She was a clinician in the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Department of Communication Pathology and the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pretoria as well as the Department of Speech and Hearing Disorders, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She supervised the clinical work of students and taught courses on diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology at both universities. She was involved in research projects focusing on middle ear disease in various populations in southern Africa. These projects were published and presented at professional meetings. Research at the Physiology Department of the University of Oxford, England resulted in papers and presentations on the effect of middle ear disease on listening in noise in infants and children. Dr. Meyer worked as an audiologist in the Audiology Department of UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, MA before joining the faculty of the Communication Disorders Department of Worcester State University. Dr. Meyer is the chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the director of the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program. She teaches undergraduate courses in the Introduction to Communication Disorders, Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation and supervises several Independent Studies focused on audiology or aural rehabilitation. She teaches graduate courses in Audiology, and Aural Rehabilitation. Her research interests are in teaching and learning, aural rehabilitation and hearing conservation. She works collaboratively with colleagues as well as graduate and undergraduate students. The research has been published or presented at local or national academic meetings.  

    Susanna Meyer
  • Courses Taught

    Department of Communication Disorders, Worcester State University 1997-2016

    • CD 100 Introduction to Human Communication and its Disorders (U)
    • CD 105 Phonetics (U)
    • CD115 Normal Development of Speech and Language (U)
    • CD 305 Introduction to Audiology (U)
    • CD 400 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (U)
    • CD 410 Professional Guidelines and Skills (U)
    • CD 490 Independent Study: Communication Disorders (U)
    • CD 927 Audiology (G)
    • CD 928 Aural Rehabilitation (G)
    • CD 980 Research in Communication Disorders (G)
    • CD 990 Audiology Practicum (G)
    Conference Papers

    Meyer, S, Larrivee, L., Soltano, E. (November 2016) Improving Art Museum Accessibility for Adults with Hearing Loss. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA
     
    Meyer, S, Larrivee, L., Veneziano-Korzec, A., Stacy, K. (2016) Improving Art Museum Accessibility for Adults with Hearing Loss. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. San Antonio, Tx.
     
    McGowan, K., Meyer, S. (November 2015) Noise Exposure in Retail Environments. . Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Denver, Co.

    McGowan, K., Meyer, S. (April, 2015) Noise Exposure in Retail Environments. Poster presentation at Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Soltano, E., Meyer, S. Larrivee, L. (Dec. 2014) Shared Scholarship Series: The Benefits and Limitations of Interdisciplinary Faculty-Student Research Teams. Worcester State University.
     
    Meyer, SE, Veneziano-Korzec A, Larrivee, L, Stacy, K, Weiss, K, Hickey, A. (Nov, 2014) Improving Museum Docents’ Speech Intelligibility through Clear Speech Training. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention.
     
    Soltano, E, Larrivee, L, Susanna E. (Nov. 2014) Examination of Communication and Social Skills of Internationally Adopted Children. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention.
     
    Hickey, A. Meyer, S (April, 2014) Improving Museum Docents’ Speech Intelligibility through Clear Speech Training. . 20th Annual MA Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, UMass Amherst, MA
     
    Needham, C. Cashman, C. (April, 2014) Breaking Down the Barriers of Hearing Loss. . Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Drenzek, M. Harlukowics, E, Hendrickson, E. (April, 2014) Hearing Loss Prevention in the Entertainment Industry. . Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Hickey, A. Meyer, S. (April, 2014) Improving Museum Docents’ Speech Intelligibility through Clear Speech Training. . Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Meyer, S., Larrivee, L. Soltano, E,. (November, 2013). International Adopted Children: Successful English Language Acquisition Indicators. Poster session presented at the national meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, Ill
     
    Rogeau, M. DeRosa, A. (April, 2013) Hear to Your Full Potential: Counseling Seniors on Living with Hearing Loss. Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

    Mahoney, C. Nardelli, J, Veneziano-Korzac, A, Meyer, SE (April, 2013) ELVS: A Community Outreach Program to Enhance Hearing and Vocal Conservation. Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Kennedy, M. Wirtzburger, B., Meyer S (April, 2013) Internet Supported Hearing Asssitive Technology. Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA.
     
    Meyer, S., Larrivee, L. Soltano, E,. (November, 2012). Enhancing Student Learning Through Interdisciplinary Research. Poster session presented at the national meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
     
    Malek, N., Hews, S. & Meyer, S. (April, 2012) Internet Resources For Individuals With Hearing Loss. Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA.
     
    Flinn, E. Meyer, S. (April, 2012) Firefighters’ Hearing. Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Cordio, E. Meyer, S. (April, 2012) Stay Connected to Life: A Guide to Living with a Hearing Loss. Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Meyer, S. St Hilaire, Arnold, L. (April, 2012) Hearing Conservation for Preteens. Poster session presented at the national meeting of the American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNow! Boston, MA.
     
    Meyer, S. & Flynn, E. (April, 2012) Firefighters’ Hearing. Poster session presented at the national meeting of the American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNow! Boston, MA.
     
    Soltano, E, Meyer, S., Larrivee, L., Kerr, J., & Kappos, E. (November, 2011). SLPs' Involvement in Language Evaluation of Internationally Adopted English Learners. Poster session presented at the national meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, San Diego, CA.
     
    Soltano, E., Larrivee, L.S., & Meyer, S. E. (October, 2011). No pain no gain: Working with student on interdisciplinary research. Seminar presented at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.
     
    Kappos E., Kerr J., Soltano,E., Larrivee, L., Meyer, S. (April, 2011) SLPs’ Involvement in Language Evaluation of Internationally Adopted English Learners Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Catacchio, K., Carroll, J., Larrivee, L., Meyer, S., Soltano, E. (April, 2011) Early Predictors of English Language Acquisition in International Adoptees. Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Vennerbeck, S., Lange, M., Kender, L., Langevin, J., Meyer, S.E. (April, 2011) Prevention of the Negative Effects of Hearing Loss in Children. Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Anatavica, A., Kosinski, L., Silva, M., Meyer, S. E. (April, 2011) What Did You Say? Prevention of Noise Induced Hearing Loss for College Students. Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Barnaby, E., Ciocci, K., Casey, E., Lange, M., LoMonaco, S., Morrison, E., Joshua Perkoski, J. Roux, M., Thayer, E., Meyer, S.E. (April, 2011) Speech Production and Perception Measures for Children with Hearing Impairments: Psychometric Qualities. Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
     
    Carroll, C. , Clavette, K., Domestico, C., Kender, L., Kosinski, L., Tolomeo, D., Welch, M., Meyer, S.E. (April, 2011) Language and Literacy Measures for Children with Hearing Impairments: Psychometric Qualities Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

    Publications
    Meyer, S, Larrivee, L., Veneziani-Korzec, A., Stacy, K. (2016, Accepted) Improving Art Museum Accessibility for Adults with Acquired Hearing Loss. American Journal Audiology

    Meyer, S, Veneziani-Korzec, A., Larrivee, L., Stacy, K. (2016) Improving Museum Docents' Presentations for Individuals with Communication Disorders. Curator. The Museum Journal, 59, 55-60.

    Soltano, E., Larrivee, L., Meyer, S.E. (2015) Enhancing Student Learning Through Interdisciplinary WSU Currents 7, 38-45.

    Lamdan, A., Meyer, S.E., Larrivee, L. (2014) Grammatical Morpheme Development in an Internationally Adopted English Language Learner. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Journal. (1) 11-20.

    Meyer, S. (Nov. Dec 2012) Hearing Conservation for Firefighters. Audiology Today. 18-25.

    Larrivee, L.S., Meyer S.E., Soltano, E. G., Vine K. (December 2011) English Phonology Development after International Adoption. A Case Study. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Journal, 19-32.
    Honors and Grants
    • 2016: Worcester State University Professional Development Grant: Hearing Conservation for Trainee Firefighters
    • 2015: WSU/WAM Partnership Planning Grant
    • 2009: Worcester State University Professional Development Grant: The Role of the SLP and International Adoptees 2 (with Linda Larrivee and Emily Soltano)
    • 2008: Worcester State University Professional Development Grant: Predictors of English Language Development in International Adopted Children: Part 2 (with Linda Larrivee and Emily Soltano)