Lisa Lucks Mendel, Ph.D.

Lisa Lucks Mendel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Phone
901.678.5800
Email
lmendel@memphis.edu
Fax
901.525.1282
Office
4055 N. Park Loop, Room 4041
Office Hours
By appointment

About Dr. Lisa Lucks Mendel

Dr. Lucks Mendel is a tenured Associate Professor of Audiology at The University of Memphis in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and is a licensed audiologist and hearing aid dispenser in Tennessee. She is an ASHA Fellow and has served on the National Advisory Committee for the Audiology Praxis exam since 2009.

Education


  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
  • M.Ed., University of Georgia, 1984
  • B.S.Ed., University of Georgia, 1983

Experience

Administrative

  • Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies - 2016 - Present
  • Admissions Coordinator - 2016 - Present
  • Interim Director of Clinical Services in Audiology - 2002 - 2005
  • Associate Director, Center for Speech and Hearing Research, National Center for Physical Acoustics, University of Mississippi
  • Verification Specialist for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, University of Mississippi, Office of Student Disability Services - 1997 - 2001
  • Assistant Director, Center for Speech and Hearing Research, National Center for Physical Acoustics, University of Mississippi - 1993 - 1997

Professional

  • Tenured, Associate Professor of Audiology, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Memphis- 2001 - Present
  • Member, Educational Testing Service Audiology National Advisory Committee- 2001 - Present
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Board of Trustees - 2011 – 2016
  • Associate Editor, Speech Perception, International Journal of Audiology - 2011–2016
  • Associate Editor, Audiology, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools - 2006 - 2009
  • Graduate Faculty, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Memphis- 2001 - Present
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Communicative Disorders, The University of Mississippi - 2001 - Present
  • Tenured, Associate Professor, Communicative Disorders, University of Mississippi- 1994 - 2001
  • Coordinator of Audiology, Communicative Disorders, University of Mississippi - 1994 - 2001
  • Audiologic Consultant, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University - 1992 - 2000
  • Assistant Professor, Communicative Disorders, University of Mississippi - 1989 - 1995
  • Audiologic Consultant, Special Services, Clarksdale Public Schools - 1989 - 1992
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Audiology, Pennsylvania State University - 1988 - 1989
  • Auditory Research Consultant, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, California - 1987 -1988
  • Rupley Clinical Research Fellow, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, California - 1985 - 1987

Honors and Awards

  • Service Award, University of Memphis (2011; 2016)
  • Scholar, American Academy of Audiology (AAA) (1999-2000; 2001-2002; 2002-2003;
  • 2003-2004; 2006-2007; 2008-2009; 2010-2011; 2012-2013)
  • Research/Scholar of the Year, Center for Speech and Hearing Research, University of Mississippi (2001)
  • Nominated for Frist Faculty/Staff Service Award, University of Mississippi (1999)
  • American Academy of Audiology Scholar (1999-2000)
  • Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1998)
  • Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (1993; 1995; 1996; 1998; 2000; 2002; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2009; 2011; 2013; 2015)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Mississippi (1992; 1996)
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Interests

Speech perception in cochlear implants, Speech understanding in listeners with normal hearing and hearing impairment, Sound field amplification, Counseling, Speech intelligibility in Navy divers and hyperbaric hearing function

Campus Organizations

Co-advisor, Student Academy of Audiology University of Memphis Chapter

Grants

  • Algorithms for Unsupervised and Online Learning of Hierarchy of Features for Tuning Cochlear Implants – Co-PI (Funded) - National Science Foundation - $298,203 - 2013-2015
  • Objective and Subjective Benefits of the RetroX Hearing System - PI (Funded) - Gyrus-ENT - $28,000 - 2004-2006
  • Validating sentence recognition assessments as outcomes measures - PI (Funded) - American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHF) - $55,000 - 2002-2003
  • Diver Communication Studies (Funded) - PI - The Johns Hopkins University - $86,033 - 1999-2000
  • Design and Manufacturing of a Sound Booth (Funded) - 25% Effort - Navy Experimental Diving Unit - $26,490 - 1998-1998
  • Application of the Articulation Index-Continuation (Funded) - PI - The Johns Hopkins University - $191,065 - 1997-1999
  • Hearing Physiology at 850 Feet of Sea Water (Funded) - PI - Navy Experimental Diving Unit - $37,388 - 1997-1998
  • Application of the Articulation Index-Continuation (Funded) - PI - The Johns Hopkins University - $7,652 - 1997-1998
  • Hearing Physiology at 850 Feet of Sea Water (Funded) - PI - Navy Experimental Diving Unit - $29,942 - 1996-1997
  • Application of the Articulation Index - Continuation (Funded) - PI - The Johns Hopkins University - $72,065 - 1996-1997
  • Application of the Articulation Index - Continuation (Funded) - PI - The Johns Hopkins University - $93,499 - 1995-1996
  • Application of the Articulation Index (Funded) - PI - The Johns Hopkins University - $20,168 - 1994-1995
  • Validation of Two Speech Perception Tests in Noisy Environments (Funded) - PI - Biomedical Research Support Grant - $3,000 - 1993-1994
  • An Active Noise Control Stethoscope (Funded) - 15% Effort - U.S. Department of Defense - $50,000 - 1992-1993
  • Enhancement of Classroom Learning through Innovative Technology: Applications for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology - Phase I - Co-Author - 5% (Funded) - Innovation to Excellence in Learning (IEL) - $41,000 - 2004
  • Validating sentence recognition assessments as outcomes measures - PI (Funded) - Faculty Research Grant - $5,900 - 2002-2003
  • Specific Technology for Classroom Use - PI (Funded) - Technology Access Fee (TAF) - $13,595 - 2002
  • Specific Technology for Classroom Use - PI (Not funded) - Technology Access Fee (TAF) - $34,220 - 2004
  • Specific Evoked Potential and Electroacoustic Technology for Classroom Use - Co-Author (Not funded) - Technology Access Fee (TAF) - $33,682 - 2004
  • Microcomputer Equipment Grant - PI (Funded) - Associates and Partners Teaching and Research Grant - University of Mississippi - $15,000 - 1994-1995
  • Establishment of Equal Loudness Contours - PI (Funded) - Faculty Research Award - University of Mississippi - $1,500 - 1992-1993
  • Speech and Hearing Science Laboratory - PI (Funded) - Associates and Partners Teaching and Research Grant - University of Mississippi - $25,000 - 1991-1992
  • Assessment of Speech Perception in Individuals with High-Frequency Hearing Loss - PI (Funded) - Faculty Research Award - University of Mississippi - $1,400 - 1990-1991
  • Speech and Hearing Center Equipment Grant - PI (Funded) - Associates and Partners Teaching and Research Grant - University of Mississippi - $5,400 - 1990-1991
  • Speech and Hearing Center Equipment Grant - PI (Funded) - Associates and Partners Teaching and Research Grant - University of Mississippi - $15,000 - 1989-1990

Service

  • School of Communication Sciences & Disorders - Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies - 2016 - Present
  • University of Memphis - University Council of Graduate Studies, Member - 2016 - Present