Kerry L Witherell

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Contact Me

kwithere@umn.edu
612-301-1052

Speech-Language Hearing Sciences
119P Shevlin Hall

164 Pillsbury Dr SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI, 2004.
  • Au.D.: Audiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2007.

Specialties

  • Adult Audiologic services
  • Electrophysiology
  • Implantable devices
  • Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Clinics
  • Pediatric Audiologic services
Courses Taught
  • SLHS 8820 - Clinical Education in Audiology
  • SLHS 8801 - Electrophysiologic Assessment of Auditory Function
  • SLHS 5810 - Lab Module in Audiology
  • SLHS 5820 - Grand Rounds
  • SLHS 8840 - Audiology Externship
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Licensed Audiologist: 2014-present:
  • Washington State Licensed Audiologist: 2007-2014:
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association:
  • Member: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: 2007-present:
  • Member: American Academy of Audiology , 2018 - present
  • Member: Minnesota Speech-Lanaguage-Hearing Association: 2014-present:
  • Vice President - Audiology: Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association: 2015 - present:
  • Fellow Member: Minnesota Academy of Audiology: 2014- present:
  • Member at Large, Board of Directors for Minnesota Academy of Audiology: 2017 - present:
  • Higher education representative for the MN Department of Education: Deaf/Hard of Hearing advisory committee: 2015 - 2019
  • Minnesota Academy of Audiology: Coordinator of the Mentor/Mentee Program: 2015 - present
  • Health Services Advisory Committee for Head Start: 2017 - present
  • Faculty Advisor : UMN Student Academy of Audiology , 2014 - present

Research

  • eHealth and Hearing Service Delivery: Documenting trends and attitudes of patients and audiologists as it relates to providing hearing healthcare servcies via eHealth: Collaboration with Evelyn Davies-Venn, Ph.D, and Brenna Carroll, Au.D., 2016
  • Aging and Cognition Health Evaluation in Elders - Randomized Trial (ACHIEVE): Study Audiologist, 2017 - 2021

Outreach

  • Audiologist: Cleft Palate, Craniofacial, and Velocardiofacial Clinics in the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry: 2014 - present
  • Clinical Director for Healthy Hearing program: Minnesota Special Olympics: 2014 - present
  • Audiology consultant: Anoka-Hennepin school district: 2014 - present
  • Audiology consultant: Ramsey County Head Start: 2015 - present
  • Phillips Neighborhood Clinic: Audiology Faculty Advisor, 2017 - present
Publications
  • Predictions from Audibility Relative to Older Listeners’ Performance in Modulated Background Noise. Witherell, Kerry, Pamela E. Souza, Kumiko Boike, Kelly Tremblay, Co-Author, 2007.
  • Evaluation and Feedback: Incorporating your Knowledge and Skills into Student Education: Witherell, Kerry, Mark DeRuiter, MAA Quarterly Newsletter, Fall 2015.
  • Audiologist Spotlight: Witherell, Kerry, MAA Quarterly Newsletter, Fall 2015.
  • Nurturing the Future: How should we educate student clinicians to stay dynamic and adapt with technology innovations that may change current audiology service delivery models?: Witherell, Kerry, Evelyn Davies-Venn, MAA Quarterly Newsletter, Fall 2015.
  • The MAA Mentor Program: It's Time to Get Involved.: Witherell, Kerry, Mark DeRuiter, MAA Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2016.