Professor and Chair, Dept. Hearing and Speech Sciences
Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Nashville, TN 37212
Bachelor’s of Science, 1979, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Master’s of Science, 1980, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Doctor of Philosophy, 1994, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Anne Marie Tharpe, Professor and Chair of the DHSS and Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, is the author of over 75 journal articles, books, and book chapters dealing with pediatric audiology. In addition, she has spoken to over 175 audiences around the world about various aspects of childhood hearing loss. Dr. Tharpe maintains a small clinical practice in addition to running a research laboratory and teaching audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf education graduate students. Most of her research has focused on the early identification and intervention of hearing loss in the pre-school and school-age child. Specifically, she is interested in the impact of hearing loss on overall child development.