Diana Emanuel



Contact Info

VB 105


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

Professional Issues
Hearing Science
Program development & accreditation


Dr. Emanuel has been a professor at Towson University for over two decades. Her professional passions include teaching students, mentoring faculty in teaching and leadership, program development, and research. She created the first doctorate program in the history of Towson University, and served as its director for 16 years. She then served as department chairperson for 8 years. In 2009, she published a texbook called Hearing Science to support a course she had taught since her first year at Towson University. She created a video training series called Pure Tone Hearing Screening in Schools, to support school-based audiologists and support staff. In 2011, Dr. Emanuel received the University System of Maryland Regent's Award for Excellence in teaching. Her current research focus is The Lived Experience of the Audiologist project. This project includes interviews and surveys to explore audiology professional issues including occupational stress, practice changes as a result of changes in hearing healthcare, and audiologists' perceptions of their changing profession. 

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