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Susie Robertson


Velma Sue Robertson entered the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1978. She received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Deaf Education and Elementary Education in August 1981. During the following ten years, she was employed as a teacher for the hearing impaired in Blount County Schools, in Maryville, Tennessee. In 1988, Velma entered the University of Tennessee Graduate School. She received a Master of Arts with a major in Audiology in August 1990. During the following two years, she continued her employment with Blount County Schools. From 1992 until August 2007, Velma was employed as a clinical audiologist at Blount Hearing and Speech Services, Inc., in Maryville, Tennessee. In August 2007, she entered the Graduate School of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Velma received a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science in December 2014, with her dissertation entitled "The Effect of Hearing Impairment on Word Processing of Infant- and Adult-Directed Speech". This project was developed in collaboration with our lab.