Communication Disorders

Rebecca M. Fischer, Ph.D.


Professor and Program Coordinator, Communication Disorders

Mail: MTSU Box 364
Murfreesboro , TN 37132
Office: BDA 316B

Voice: (615) 904-8541
Fax: (615) 898-2815 
Email: rebecca.fischer@mtsu.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 1990
  • M.S. McGill University, 1980
  • B.A. Trinity University, 1973

Honors:

  • Secretary of National Association of Pre-Professional Programs (NAPP), 2014
  • NAPPMTSU Outstanding Teacher Award
  • MTSU Liberal Arts Outstanding Advisor Award

Areas of research and teaching:

  • Family Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss
  • Early Language
  • Development and Intervention
  • Speech Perception
  • Teaching Auditory-Verbal Skills
  • Assessing Preschool and School-Age Children's Hearing

Professional Memberships and Certifications:

  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Tennessee Academy of Audiology, President
  • Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Chair, Public School Committee
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
  • Certificate in Auditory-Verbal Training
  • Tennessee Licensure in Audiology

Courses taught:

  • CDIS 3150 Phonetics
  • CDIS 3250 Speech and Language Development
  • CDIS 3350 Hearing Problems and Testing
  • CDIS 4750 Advanced Audiology
  • CDIS 4950 Special Topics: Research Methods
  • CDIS 4700 Audiology Practicum