Academic Faculty


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, Speech Acoustics, Audiologic Rehabilitation, 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 is currently the co-chair of the 3rd International Meeting in Internet and Audiology- Louisville Ky, July 2017. Dr. Jill Preminger CV [PDF]


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

email: ha.almakadma@louisville.edu 

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, Auditory Evoked Potentials, and Hearing Disorders. 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.  

Lynzee Cornell, Ph.D.

 Email: lnalwo01@louisville.edu
Assistant Professor of Audiology

Lynzee Cornell, Ph.D. joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in October of 2010 and 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 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 is responsible for teaching:  Essential Techniques in Audiometry for Pediatrics and Adults, Hearing Aids and Pathologies.  Currently, she has several research projects underway and research interests include cochlear implants, spatial hearing, and hearing aids.  Clinically, Dr. Cornell divides her time between two of the University Hearing and Balance locations as well as Norton Children's Hospital. Dr. Lynzee Cornell 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 area of Clinical Techniques, Pediatrics, Hearing Aids and Hearing Loss Prevention.  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. 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.

David R. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Jeffrey Weihing, Ph.D.

 Adjunct Faculty


Clinical Faculty

Barbara Eisenmenger, Au.D.

 Email: baeise01@louisville.edu
Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Eisenmenger received her master's degree in audiology from Purdue University in 1977, her MBA from University of Louisville in 1988, and her Au.D. degree from University of Louisville in 2003.  She has been with University of Louisville/University Audiology Associates since 1980. 

Dr. Eisenmenger provides adult clinical audiology services at University Audiology Associates (UAA). While at U of L, Dr. Eisenmenger developed and offered audiologic rehabilitation classes to hard-of-hearing patients in the Louisville area.

Dr. Eisenmenger began working with single channel cochlear implants when she joined the U of L staff and has been providing adult implant services since that time. She currently works with both Cochlear Americas and Advanced Bionics devices. She is Board Certified in Audiology with a specialty certificate in Cochlear Implants.

Dr. Eisenmenger is the professional advisor to the Louisville chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly SHHH) and she was instrumental in the formation of this group. Dr. Barbara Eisenmenger CV [PDF]

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 business 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.

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.


Support Staff

Angela Smith

Program Coordinator Senior

Email: arsmit17@louisville.edu

Rowena Blakemore

Email: rcblak01@louisville.edu