Dr. Denise Tucker is a Professor in Audiology and has been at UNCG since 1993. She received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree at Brigham Young University. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, majoring in Audiology and minoring in Neuroscience and Statistics. Her doctoral mentor at UVA was Dr. Roger A. Ruth. Dr. Tucker’s research interests include Cochlear Implants, Adult Aural Rehabilitation, Brainmapping of Auditory Evoked Responses, Doctoral Education in CSD, and Tinnitus. Her hobbies include singing, growing roses, genealogy, making jewelry, and writing mystery novels. Dr. Tucker is the author of The House Mysteries published by BlueWaterPress LLC. She loves cats and own a Ragdoll cat named Oliver.
- Dr. Tucker served as the Chair of the UNCG CSD Department from 2014-2016 and served as Interim Chair of the CSD Department from 2013-2014.
- She has twice served as CSD Director of Graduate Study (2007-2013, 2016-2018).
- With Dr. Celia Hooper and Dr. Mariana Newton, she helped develop and launch the CSD PhD program in 2007. This program provides CSD doctoral students with full-time and part-time study options.
- She worked with Dr. Robert Mayo (UNCG) and Dr. Billy Ogletree (Western Carolina University) to launch IDEALL CSD (Inter-Institutional Distance Education And Leadership Learning), an extension of the UNCG CSD PhD program to part-time students living in the western region of North Carolina.
- She has served as Faculty Assembly Chair to the UNCG School of Health (2012-2013) and Human Sciences and the UNCG School of Health and Human Professions (2010-2011).
- Working with Dr. Mary V. Compton and Ms. Lyn Mankoff, she established Cochlear Implant Connections (CIC), a Biopsychosocial Group Therapy Program for Late-Deafened Adults (LDAs) with Cochlear Implants (CIs) at UNCG in 2007.
- She has presented at national and international conferences on group aural rehabilitation. She belongs to a group of international women working in AR known as The CARE BEARS. These researchers include: Denise Tucker (UNCG), Nicole Marrone (Arizona), Sue Erdman (Florida), Nerina Scarinci (Australia), and Mary V. Compton (UNCG).
- She established the UNCG Tinnitus Clinic in the UNCG Speech and Hearing Center in February 2000, the first Tinnitus Clinic in North Carolina. This clinic was launched with funding/support from a Congressional Earmark, sponsored by The Honorable Howard Coble.
- Dr. Tucker has served as faculty mentor to seven CSD PhD Audiology Doctoral Students.