Anne Marie Tharpe, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator/ Director
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences

Dr. Tharpe is the Chair of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences.  She maintains a clinical practice and a research program in addition to teaching audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf education graduate students.  Dr. Tharpe has published over 60 refereed journal articles, books, and book chapters.  She has presented more than 125 papers at local, state, national, and international professional meetings.  Most of her work has focused on the early identification and intervention of hearing loss in the pre-school and school-age child. She has served as co-investigator or principal investigator on over 20 grants. When not working, Dr. Tharpe enjoys running, bird watching, traveling, and hiking with her husband and dog, Dexter.