Diana Emanuel

Professor, Department Chairperson


Contact Information

VB 105A


Ph.D. Communication Disorders, Pennsylvania State University, 1993
M.S. Communication Disorders, Pennsylvania State University, 1990
B.S. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Towson State University, 1988

Areas of Expertise

Program development
Hearing Science


Dr. Emanuel has been a professor at Towson University for over two decades. Her professional passions include teaching students, mentoring faculty and program development. She created the first doctorate program in the history of Towson University. The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program was nationally one of the first programs of its kind. In 2009, she published a texbook called "Hearing Science" to support a course she had taught since her first year at Towson University. In 2011, Dr. Emanuel received the University System of Maryland Regent's Award for Excellence in teaching. She has written, presented and mentored faculty in the areas of program development and teaching.

Certification & Licensure

  • Maryland State Licensure in Audiology

Recent Publications

  • Fallon, K. A., & Emanuel, D. C. (2018). Journey of change: A summative assessment transformation. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 3(1), 1-13.

  • McDermott, E. E., Smart, J. L., Boiano, J. A., Bragg, L. E., Colon, T. N., Hanson, E. M., Emanuel, D. C. & Kelly, A. S. (2016). Assessing auditory processing abilities in typically developing school-aged children. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 27(2), 72-84.

  • Emanuel, D. C., Marczewski, C., Nagle, S., & Fallon, K. (2015). Survey of auditory processing protocols and perceptions of speech-language pathologists in comparison with perceptions of audiologists. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 42, 110-121.

  • Emanuel, D. C., Robinson, C. G., & Korczak, P. (2013). Development of a formative and summative assessment system for Au.D. Education. American Journal of Audiology, 22, 14-25.

  • Taylor, E. J., & Emanuel, D. C. (2013). Assessment of the efficacy of a hearing screening program for college students. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology

  • Cooper, S., Emanuel, D. C., & Cripps. (2012). Deaf studies alumni perceptions of the academic program and off-campus internship. American Annals of the Deaf, 157 (4), 373-385.

  • Emanuel, D. C., Alterman, M., Betner, M., & Book, R. (2012). Development of a video for pure tone hearing screening in schools. Journal of Educational Audiology, 17, 62-76.
  • Emanuel, D. C., Henson, O. E. C., & Knapp, R. (2012). Survey of audiological immittance practices. American Journal of Audiology, 21, 60-75.
  • Emanuel, D. C., Donai, J. J., & Araj, C. F. (2012). The awareness of the profession of audiology among entering college students. American Journal of Audiology, 21, 41-50.
  • Emanuel, D. C., Ficca, K., & Korczak, P. (2011). Survey of the diagnosis and management of auditory processing disorders. American Journal of Audiology, 20, 48-60. doi: 10.1044/1059-0889(2011/10-0019)
  • Emanuel, D. C. & Letowski, T. R. (2009). Hearing Science. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

On-line Tutorial

Pure Tone Hearing Screening in Schools Video Training