Jill Preminger, Ph.D.

 Email: jeprem01@louisville.edu
Division Chief of Communicative Disorders

Program Director for Audiology

Dr. Preminger received her master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Wisconsin in 1982 and her Ph.D. in Audiology from the University of Minnesota in 1993.  She has been on the faculty in the Program of Audiology at the University of Louisville since 1998.  She teaches courses in the areas of: Acoustics, Audiologic Rehabilitation, Audiologic Counseling, Genetics, and Educational Audiology.  Dr. Preminger has an active clinical research program that is focused on adult audiologic rehabilitation and the role of communication partners in the rehabilitation process.  Her current research focuses on the development of an internet-based self-management program for adults with unaddressed hearing impairment.  Dr. Preminger recently served as the co-chair of the 3rd International Meeting in Internet and Audiology in Louisville Ky, July 2017. Dr. Jill Preminger CV [PDF] 

Lynzee Cornell, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Audiology

Director of Clinical Services

Lynzee Cornell, Ph.D. joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in October of 2010.  She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee were she obtained her degree in Speech and Hearing Science with a concentration in Audiology.  While completing her degree she also completed an Alexander Graham Bell Cochlear Implant Fellowship in 2010; one of only nine nationwide.  Dr. Cornell is the Director of Clinical Services for the program and currently divides her time at the University of Louisville between clinical practice, teaching, and research.  Dr. Cornell assumes responsibility for teaching: Essential Techniques in Audiometry, Special Topics in Audiology, and Pathologies of the Auditory/Vestibular System.  She has several clinical research projects underway and is also the Director of the Newborn Hearing Screening Program at University of Louisville Hospital.  Additionally, Dr. Cornell serves on the State of Kentucky Early Hearing Detection and Intervention advisory board and is a co-director for Special Olympics of Kentucky Healthy Hearing Program.   Clinically, Dr. Cornell divides her time between three of the University of Louisville Physicians Audiology locations (Health Care Outpatient Center, Novak Center for Children's Health and the Louisville Center for Voice Care).  In her spare time, Dr. Cornell enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family.  One of her favorite things about Louisville is the local food scene and loves trying new restaurants.  Dr. Lynzee Cornell CV

Hammam AlMakadma, Ph.D., Au.D.


Assistant Professor of Audiology

Dr. AlMakadma joined the faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders in 2017.  He graduated from Syracuse University where he earned both his Ph.D. in Audiology, and his Au.D. degrees.  Dr. AlMakadma assumes teaching responsibilities in the areas of: Anatomy and Physiology, Electrophysiologic Techniques in Audiology, and Amplification Fitting and Selection.  In addition to teaching, Dr. AlMakadma’s research activities include clinical and translational projects.  The overarching goal of his research is to investigate new and improved audiological tests for clinical use.  He is currently interested in studying ways to refine wideband acoustic immittance measurements for improved diagnostic applications in adult otological cases and in pediatric practice.  

Shae D. Morgan, Ph.D., Au.D.


Assistant Professor of Audiology

Dr. Morgan joined the faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders in 2018.  He graduated from The University of Utah where he earned both his Ph.D. in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and his Au.D. degrees.  Dr. Morgan teaches coursework in Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Devices, Advanced Auditory Processing, and Acoustics.  His research interests include basic science work on auditory processing as well as an interest in clinical projects with immediate application.  He seeks to better understand the cognitive and auditory processes that result in psychological perception of talkers by listeners in various environments and social situations.  His clinical interests are broad and include vestibular testing, intraoperative nerve monitoring, and cochlear implantation. Dr. Shae Morgan CV

Laura Nesbitt Galloway, Au.D.

 Email: lrnesb01@louisville.edu


Dr. Galloway joined the faculty in August 2016 and received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2014.  Dr. Galloway is the Unit Schedule Coordinator and teaches classes in the areas of: Clinical Techniques, Pediatrics, Amplification Technology, and Prevention of Hearing Loss.  Dr. Galloway is a certified Course Director (CD) and Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) with the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).  Dr. Galloway has her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Laura Galloway CV

George O. Purvis, Ph.D.

 Email: georgeo2315@gmail.com

Associate Clinical Professor 

Dr. Purvis is former Chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service at the V. A. Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  Dr. Purvis has served as Chair of both the Kentucky and California Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology licensure boards and is currently a member of the Kentucky Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.  He has served on numerous ASHA boards and committees and is currently serving on the Committee on Nominations and Elections.  He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  Dr. Purvis teaches the Professional Issues course. Dr. George Purvis CV [PDF]

 Pavel Zahorik, Ph.D.

 Email: p0zaha01@louisville.edu
Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Louisville

Dr. Zahorik's research interests are in auditory perception generally, with a focus in sound localization and spatial hearing.  Specific areas of interest include: the perception of sound source distance, the contributions of echoes and reverberation to percepts of source direction and distance, and the effects of adaptation, training, and input from other sensory modalities on spatial hearing.  Research in his laboratory relies heavily on auditory display technology that effectively simulates a "virtual" auditory space (VAS) using information about the acoustical characteristics of listeners' external ears and the environment.  This technology not only enables the precise study of psychophysical relationships between the acoustic signals present at the two ears and human spatial hearing abilities, but also allows for simulations and scientifically relevant signal manipulations that would be impossible in real listening situations.  Current projects and collaborations in the lab capitalize on these advantages of VAS technology.

Casey Rutledge Roof, Au.D.

 Email: casey.rutledge@ulp.org 

Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Casey Rutledge Roof is a 2010 graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.  She serves as a Clinical Audiologist for University Audiology Associates.  Her primary interests in audiology include adult and pediatrics diagnostics, vestibular disorders, and cochlear implants.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology by the American Speech and Hearing Association.  She holds licensure in audiology and hearing aid dispensing in Kentucky and is a board member for the Kentucky Academy of Audiology.  She teaches the Practice Management course for Audiology while students are in their third year of the doctoral program.

Brittany Brose, Au.D.

 Email: brittany.brose@ulp.org

Clinical Audiologist

Brittany Brose, Au.D. received her Bachelors in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The Ohio State University and her Doctorate of Audiology from Vanderbilt University. Her clinical interest areas include: vestibular evaluations, adult and pediatric diagnostic evaluations, as well as hearing aid and cochlear implant services.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology by the American Speech and Hearing Association.  She holds licensure in audiology and hearing aid dispensing in Kentucky.  Dr. Brose teaches the Assessment & Management of Vestibular Disorders course.

Brittany Kyzer, Au.D.

 Email: brittany.kyzer@ulp.org

Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Brittany Kyzer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University and obtained her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  Dr. Kyzer provides both pediatric and adult clinical services including: diagnostic testing, hearing aids, cochlear implant evaluations and mapping, bone anchored hearing aid services, and evoked potentials.  She is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Brittany Kyzer CV

Support Staff

Angela Smith

Program Coordinator Senior

Email: arsmit17@louisville.edu

Rowena Blakemore

Email: rcblak01@louisville.edu