Denise Wray, Ph.D
Title: Professor Emerita, Part-time Supervisor
Dept/Program: Speech-Lang Path & Audiology
Denise Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at The University of Akron and has co-directed the Auditory-Verbal Clinic in the University’s Audiology and Speech Center for more than two decades. In addition to being certified as a speech-language pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, she is a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist as issued by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Her research interest areas involve literacy development in children with hearing loss who are learning to listen and speak using their technology. She has authored or co-authored over 30 articles and has co-edited two editions of a book for students with hearing loss who attend higher education. She has co-directed two major grants including the Auditory-Options Project in which she worked with the Ohio Department of Health providing in-service training for early interventionists who worked with the birth-3 year olds who have hearing loss.
She recently completed co-directing a four-year grant issued to The University of Akron in June 2007 that trained SLP graduate students from The University of Akron and Kent State University to teach children with hearing loss to maximize the use of their technology. She is past-chair of the Auditory-Verbal Special Interest Group in the Alexander Graham Bell Association, past Program Co-Chair of the 2006 Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing (OSLHA) convention and in 2008 received Association Honors from OSLHA.