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Joanne Crowson, AuD, CCC-A/SLP

Clinical Instructor

Division of Speech and Language Pathology


Joanne Crowson joined Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences in August 2023 as clinical instructor. She is both an audiologist and speech-language pathologist and has earned the Certificate of Clinical Competence in both audiology and speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She holds a license in speech pathology, audiology and as a teacher of students with speech and language disabilities (TSSLD) through the New York State Department of Education.

Crowson has more than 30 years of experience in direct clinical services, supervision and clinical leadership. Previous clinical experiences include working with children at a residential school for autism, cochlear implant and hearing aid fittings and audiology diagnosis in an outpatient otolaryngology setting and at a pediatric hospital with children with hearing loss.

Crowson has earned the Award for Continuing Education from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association for many years and has participated in the ASHA Leadership Mentoring Program and STEP (Student to Empowered Professional Mentoring Program).


  • Certificate of graduate study in non-profit leadership, State University of New York at Albany, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
  • AuD (doctor of audiology), University of Florida
  • MA, audiology, Miami University of Ohio
  • MS, speech-language pathology, Indiana State University
  • BS, communication disorders, State University of New York at Geneseo

Research Interests

  • Perception of individuals with hearing loss
  • Use of hearing assistive technology
  • Counseling in audiology
  • Supervision and professional interests

Clinical Interests

  • Hearing loss and aural rehabilitation
  • Cochlear implantation and hearing aids
  • Educational audiology
  • Professional Issues
  • Counseling
  • Autism
  • Augmentative and alternative communication