Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

School of Health and Human Sciences

Denise Tucker

Denise Tucker
Communication Sciences & Disorders
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
317 Ferguson Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 334-5184(office)
(336) 334-4475(fax)
datucker@uncg.edu
Dr. Denise Tucker is the Director of Graduate Study and served as the Chair of the UNCG CSD Department 2014-2016. She works with the extraordinary School of HHS, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders which is comprised of six academic faculty, seven APT faculty, three staff members, and several adjunct faculty. Dr. Tucker served as Interim Chair of the CSD Department from 2013-2014.
      CSD Chair activities since appointment:

    • HHS Chairs Council, June 2013- 2016, CSD Strategic Planning, Spring 2014
    • HHS Strategic Planning, September 2014-2016
    • CSD Differential Tuition, Fall 2014. New proposal submitted to and accepted by UNCG Board of Trustees.
    • 2013-2014 Appointed and worked with CSD Committee for HHS External Review of the CSD Department (Dr. Robert Mayo, Chair)
    • 2013-2014 Appointed and worked with CSD Committee for ASHA CAA accreditation of the UNCG SLP Masters Degree program (Dr. Kristine Lundgren, Chair

Director of Graduate Studies for the CSD PhD program (2006-2013).
Establishment of the Cochlear Implant Connections (CIC), Interdisciplinary Professional Practice. (IPP) therapy program with Dr. Mary V. Compton, 2007
Establishment of the UNCG CSD Tinnitus Clinic, 1999
IDEALL (Inter-Institutional Distance Education And Leadership Learning) CSD: Establishment and Launch of a multi-institutional part-time doctoral program with Western Carolina University (
School of Health and Human Sciences: Faculty Assembly Chair (2010-2011)
School of Health and Human Sciences: Faculty Assembly Chair (2012-2013)
Coordinator of Audiology Services in of UNCG Speech and Hearing Center (1993-2006).
Research Interests: During her career, Dr. Tucker has been involved in multiple lines of scholarly research. These areas include:
Cochlear Implant Connections: A Biopsychosocial Aural Rehabilitation Therapy Approach for Late-Deafened Adults with Cochlear Implants
Tinnitus
Clinical Applications of Auditory Evoked Responses
Recent Presentations
Tucker, D.A., Compton, M.V., and Mankoff, L. Cochlear Implant Connections: A biopsychosocial aural rehabilitation intervention for late-deafened adults with cochlear implants. VII International Adult Aural Rehabilitation Conference, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, 2013.
Tucker, D.A. and Compton, M.V. Great expectations: Needs of late deafened adults with cochlear implants. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013.
Alsalman, O. and Tucker, D.A. Psychosocial profile of patients with chronic tinnitus by TRT categories. American Speech and Hearing Association National Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2013.
Tucker DA and Alsalman O. Audiometric, psychosocial, and medication profile of adult patients with tinnitus, hyperacusis, and hearing loss. Presentation at the National meeting of the American Academy of Audiology, Orlando, Florida, March 2014.
Shaikh M & Tucker DA. Ear advantage for speech perception in noise changes across age range in APD. Poster presentation at the 2014 CAPD Global Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2014.
Shaikh M and Tucker DA. Ear advantage for speech perception in noise changes across age range in APD. Poster presentation at the national meeting of the American Academy of Audiology, Orlando, Florida, March 2014.
Alsalman O, Tucker DA, Wideman L, and Michel G. The development of a neural psychological immune endocrine (NPIE) model of tinnitus. Poster presentation at the national meeting of the American Academy of Audiology, Orlando, Florida, March 2014.
Alsalman O, Tucker DA, Wideman L, and Michel G. The development of a neural psychological immune endocrine (NPIE) model of tinnitus. VIIIth International Meeting of the Tinnitus Research Initiative, Auckland, New Zealand, March 2014.
Erdman S. E., Scarinei N, Tucker D, Compton M.V., Marrone N. Group Aural Rehabilitation: Evidenced-Based Intervention for Adults with Hearing Impairment. Invited talk at the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention, Orlando, Florida, November 2014.
Shaikh M, Tucker DA, and Fox-Thomas. Impact of diagnostic criteria on rate of APD diagnosis. Presentation at the national meeting of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Orlando, Florida, November 2014.
Shaikh M, Tucker DA, and Fox-Thomas. Listening difficulties, medical history, and family history profile among individuals with APD. Poster presentation at the national meeting of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Orlando, Florida, November 2014.
Recent Publications- Peer Reviewed
Compton MV, Tucker DA, and Flynn PF. (May 2009). Preparation and perceptions of speech language pathologists working with children with cochlear implants. Communication Disorders Quarterly.
Tucker DA, Compton MV, Mankoff L, and Rulison K. (2011). Cochlear implant connections: A biopsychosocial aural rehabilitation program for late deafened adults with cochlear implants. Perspectives-ASHA.
Tucker, D. A., Compton, M. V., and Laban, J. (2015). Data analysis of Online Qualtrics Survey on the “Needs Assessment of Adults with Cochlear Implants”. In Press
Other Publications (Not Peer Reviewed)

Tucker DA, Compton MV, Mankoff L, and Alsalman O. (2011). Cochlear implant connections: Facilitating the rehabilitation journey. The ASHA Leader.
Tucker DA, Compton MV, and Mankoff L. (2012). Cochlear implant connections: Aural rehabilitation strategies for late deafened adults (LDAs) with cochlear implants. Communique (North Carolina Speech and Hearing Association).
Tucker, D. A., Compton MV, and Mankoff L. (2012). Twenty-first century trends in adult aural rehabilitation. Communique (North Carolina Speech and Hearing Association).
Biopsychosocial Elements of Aural Rehabilitation: November 2014. Dr. Denise Tucker and Dr. Mary V. Compton were invited to present on a panel of international group aural rehabilitation researchers. From this meeting, the CARE B.E.A.R.’s (Biopsychosocial Elements of Aural Rehabilitation) was born.

The CARE BEARS! Denise Tucker (UNCG), Nicole Marrone (Arizona), Sue Erdman (Florida), Nerina Scarinci (Australia), and Mary V. Compton (UNCG)

CSD Audiology Doctoral Students with Dr. Denise Tucker, Spring 2014.