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Vice Provost Chisolm's Bio

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Dr. Theresa (Terry) Hnath Chisolm is USF's Vice Provost for Strategic Planning, Performance, & Accountability, appointed in August 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies in Speech & Hearing Sciences at Lehman College of the City University of New York, her master's degree in Audiology at Montclair State College and her PhD in Speech & Hearing Sciences at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She joined the faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of South Florida as an Assistant Professor in 1988, where she is currently a Full Professor.

Dr. Chisolm served as Chair of Communication Science & Disorders from 2004 until July 2014, which in addition to having outstanding undergraduate and PhD programs, is proud to have two professional degree programs, MS in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Audiology, ranked in the top 50 in US News & World Report. Dr. Chisolm's area of teaching and research focuses on intervention for children and adults with hearing loss. Her research has been funded by NIH's National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders, Merit Review grants from the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and through contracts with the hearing aid industry.

Dr. Chisolm has a long history of collaborative, cross-institutional educational and research projects. Current collaborations include a USDOE OSEP grant to train Speech-Language Pathology graduate students to work with young children with hearing loss in developing listening and spoken language (University of Central Florida) and an NIH NIA clinical trials planning grant aimed at determining if existing comprehensive hearing rehabilitation can slow the rate of cognitive decline associated with normal aging (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine). Dr. Chisolm is recognized nationally and internationally for her contributions to her field, currently serving as the President of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology and having received the American Academy of Audiology's Distinguished Achievement Award in 2010.