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Carol Cokely

Carol Cokely

Clinical Professor
Program Head, Audiology AuD

Research Interests: Clinical education, academic program development, community engagement, and adult auditory rehabilitation

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Curriculum Vitae

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Audiology
Indiana University - 1994
M.A. - Audiology & Hearing Impairment
Northwestern University - 1982
B.A. - Communicative Disorders
Queens College - 1980

Research Areas

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Cokely teaches courses in adult aural rehabilitation and research methods,  coordinates the AuD independent-research requirement, and directs independent-research projects. She developed Teaching Clinics in Audiology as a result of her interest in clinical teaching methods. Teaching Clinics during the first three semesters occur along side standard rotations and are designed to provide first-year AuD students direct access to evaluation and counseling methods in a forum that fosters critical thinking and independence. All on-campus and off-site clinic rotations, including full-time, year-long externships during students' fourth year in the Program are coordinated by Dr. Cokely. Each year, she co-directs the Summer Intensive Aural Rehabilitation Conference (SIARC), a five-day program that brings state of the art rehabilitation techniques to adults with hearing loss and their families and provides an excellent learning forum for graduate students.  Dr. Cokely directs UTD's collection of speech perception data for normal controls for a multicenter grant, "Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation."


Cokely, C.G., Thibodeau, L.M., Clark J.(in preparation). Service Learning in Doctoral Audiology Program. Service Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook. forthcoming - Publication
Clark J. and Cokely C.G. and Rasmus J.L. (manuscript in progress). Comparison of distortion product otoacoustic emission systems. To be submitted to the American Journal of Audiology. ? - Publication
Cokely, C.G. and DePlacido, C.G. Fostering reflective skills in audiology practice and education (2012). Seminars in Hearing, 33 65-77. 2012 - Publication
Cokely, C.G. and Thibodeau, L.M. Service Learning in Auditory Rehabilitation Courses: The University of Texas at Dallas (2011). J of the American Academy of Audiology, .20 S233-S240,December 2011. doi:10.1044/1059-0889 2011 - Publication
Eisenberg, L.S., Johnson, K.C.,Martinez, M.A., Cokely, C.G., Tobey, E.A., et al. (in press). Speech Recognition at 1-year Follow-up in the Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation (CDaCI) Study: Methods and Preliminary Findings. Audiology and Neurotology. 2006 - Publication
Cokely, C.G. and Wilson P.L. (2004) Remediation of Auditory Processing Disorders in Children. In Auditory Disorders in School Children, 4th ed., R.Roeser and M. Downs, (eds) Thieme Pub., New York. 2004 - Publication
Thibodeau, L.M. and Cokely C.G. (2003) Maximizing Auditory Rehabilitation Training for Clients, Students, and Faculty through SIARC, Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology 36, 67-79. 2003 - Publication
Humes, L.E., Watson, B.U., Christensen, L.A., Cokely, C.G., Halling, D.C., and Lee, L. (1994). Factors associated with individual differences in clinical measures of speech recognition among the elderly. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research 37, 465-474. 1994 - Publication


Clinical Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas/Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Dallas, Texas [2001–Present]
Clinical Supervisor
Baylor University [1997–1999]
Part-time Lecturer
Baylor University [1994–1999]
Clinical Assistant Professor
Indiana University [1989–1992]
Clinical Assistant Professor
Northwestern University [1985–1988]


Auditory brainstem response in patients with dizziness
1988–1988 Cokely, C.G. and Cokely, J.A., Invited paper presented at the Symposium on Dizziness, Vertigo, and Unsteadiness: Developments in Diagnosis and Treatment, Chicago, IL.
Neuroaudiologic findings for a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome
1986–1986 Geltman, C.L., Schupbach, J., Hart, C.W. and Coppleson, L.W., Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Detroit, MI. ASHA 28, 76.
ABR findings in various tumor populations
1987–1987 Schupach, J., Geltman, C.L. and Hart, C.W. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA. ASHA 29, 189.
Neurotologic correlates of the dynamic CT scan
1986–1986 Hart, C.W., Valvassori, G., Schupbach, J. and Geltman, C.L., Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Irish Otolaryngologic Society, Belfast, Ireland.
Central auditory processing in the elderly: Fact or Fiction?
1991–1991 Humes, L.E., Christopherson, L., and Cokely, C.G., Paper presented at the Symposium on Central Auditory Processing, Buffalo, N.Y.

Additional Information

  • Viking Hills PTA President, 1996 - 1998
  • Viking Hills PTA Board Member, 1993 - 1999
  • Viking Hills Math and Reading Tutor, Waco, Texas 1996 - 1999
  • Waco Chapter Hadassah, Breast Screening Education at Waco High Schools, 1996 - 1998
  • Waco ISD Middle School Restructuring Task Force, 1998 - 1999
  • Denton High School Booster Club
  • Leukemia/Lymphoma Foundation Volunteer
  • AIDS Care Team Ministry, St. Jerome Catholic Church, Waco Texas, 1994 - 1999
  • KCTF Auction Volunteer, Waco, Texas, 1996 - present
  • Lake Air Little League, Softball Coach, 1995
  • Lions Club Hearing Aid Program Volunteer, Waco, Texas, 1994 - present
  • North Waco Neighborhood Association, Board Member 1995 - 1998
  • Tennyson Middle School PTA President, 1999-2000
  • UIL Creative Writing Team, Viking Hills Elementary, Coach, 1997 - 1999
  • Chair, Callier Center/UTD Focus Group: Aural (Re)habilitation, 2004
  • Member, University of Texas at Dallas AuD Curriculum Committee, 2003- present
  • Member, University of Texas at Dallas AuD Admissions Committee, 2002-present
  • Coordinator, Callier Center/UTD Audiology Bridging Forums, 2001- 2002-present
  • Member, University of Texas at Dallas AuD Comprehensive Examination Committee, 2002-present
  • Judge, The Naman, Howell, Smith & Lea Client Counseling Competition, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, TX, 1994 - 2001

News Articles

Audiologists Help Set the Stage for Better Theater Sound Experience
Audiologists Help Set the Stage for Better Theater Sound Experience As the lights dim, a low rumble can be heard advancing from the front of the theater to the back as the powerful bass speakers kick on. Theaters tune their sound systems to be physically felt by theatergoers to draw them into the experience, but for individuals with hearing loss this can be more alienating than inclusive.

For Dallas Summer Musicals, this meant creating a new listening experience with some innovative thinking and an unusual combination of theater technicians, electrical engineers and two UT Dallas audiologists.


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1980 - present National Hearing Conservation Association, 1984 to 1988 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Program for Performing Artists, 1985 - 1988 Illinois Speech and Hearing Association, 1986 - 1987 American Academy of Audiology, 1989 - 1992, 2002 Education Audiology Association, 1998 - present Texas Speech and Hearing Association, 2001 Texas Academy of Audiology, 2002