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Linda Spencer

  • PhD
  • assistant Professor
  • New Mexico State University
  • 24PublicationsNumber of items in Linda's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 1Followers


Linda J. Spencer PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. She was an assistant professor for 3 years at State University of NY in Geneseo, and she holds a complimentary appointment as an Investigator on the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Children's Cochlear Implant Project where she was an assistant research scientist and a research assistant for over a decade. Her interests include examining the speech-language and literacy development of children with hearing loss and also those who use cochlear implants. She earned her bachelor's and PhD degrees in speech and hearing science at the University of Iowa. Her current line of research involves examining the relationship of phonology, language skills and reading abilities in children with normal hearing and in children with hearing loss. Her publications have appeared in Journals such as Ear and Hearing, Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Laryngoscope, and the American Journal of Audiology. She is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Recent publications

  • Project MUSE - The Role of Phonology and Phonologically Related Skills in Reading Instruction for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Using the Visual Phonics System to Improve Speech Skills: A Preliminary Study.


Professional experience

assistant Professor

New Mexico State University

August 2011 - Present

Assistant Professor

State University of New York at Geneseo

August 2008 - August 2011(3 years)

Research Assistant then Research Scientist

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

May 1993 - August 2008(15 years)



The University of Iowa

January 2002 - December 2006(5 years)

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