Cynthia McCormick Richburg, PhD, CCC-A

  • Dr. Cindy RichburgDepartment Chair



    • BA – University of Tennessee- Knoxville, 1988; speech pathology
    • MA – University of Tennessee- Knoxville, 1989; audiology
    • PhD – University of Tennessee- Knoxville, 1998; speech and hearing science

    Teaching Areas

    • SPLP 663 Hearing Clinic
    • SPLP 635 Seminar in Communication: Audiology for the Speech-Language Pathologist
    • SPLP 222 Introduction to Audiology
    • SPLP 311 Aural Rehabilitation
    • SPLP 481 Special Topics in Audiology

    Professional and Research Interests

    • School-based (Educational) audiology
    • (Central) Auditory processing disorder
    • Collaboration among hearing professionals

    Professional Certifications

    ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence - Audiology (CCC-A)
    Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA)
    Hearing Conservation – Certified CAOHC Professional Supervisor

    Selected Publications

    • Atcherson, S., McCormick Richburg, C ., Zraick, R., & George, C. (2013). Readability of questionnaires assessing listening difficulties associated with (central) auditory processing disorders. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 44, 48-60.
    • Blomgren, M., McCormick Richburg, C., Rhodehouse, S.,& Redmond, S. (2012). Is speed of stimulus categorization slower in stuttering speakers? A cognitive event-related potential study. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language,& Hearing, 15(3), 211-229.
    • McCormick Richburg, C. & Knickelbein, B.A. (2011). Educational audiologists: Their access, benefit, and collaborative assistance to speech-language pathologists in schools. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 444-460.  (doi:10.1044/0161-1461[2011/10-0011]) 
    • Knickelbein, B.A. & McCormick Richburg, C.   (2011). Special educators’ perspectives on the services and benefits of educational audiologists. Communication DisordersQuarterly, 1-12. (doi: 10.1177/1525740111413120)           
    • Schafer, E., McCormick Richburg, C ., John, A., Anderson, K., Naeve-Velguth, S., & Updike, C. (2010). The Journal of Educational Audiology: Ten years in review. Journal ofEducational Audiology, 15, 4-19.
    • McCormick Richburg, C., & Smiley, D. F. (2009). The “state” of educational audiology revisited. Journal of Educational Audiology, 15, 63-73.
    • Robinson, B.S., Cook, J., McCormick Richburg, C., & Price, S. (2009). Use of an eletrotactile vestibular substitution system to facilitate balance and gait of an individual with gentamicin induced bilateral vestibular dysfunction and bilateral trans-tibial amputation. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 33, 150-159.
    • McCormick Richburg, C. & Imhoff, L. (2008). Survey of hearing screeners: Training and protocols used in two distinct school systems. Journal of Educational Audiology, 14, 31-46.
    • Goldberg, L., McCormick Richburg, C., & Wood, L. (2006). Active learning through Service Learning. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 27(3), 131-145.
    • McCormick Richburg, C. & Goldberg, L.R. (2006). Teacher’s perceptions about Minimal Hearing Impairment: A role for educational audiologists. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 27(1), 4-19.
    • Goldberg, L. & McCormick Richburg, C. (2004). Minimal hearing impairment: Major myths with more than minimal implications. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 25(3), 152-160.
    • McCormick, C.A. & Roy, N. (2002). The Chatter Vox portable voice amplifier: A means to vibration dose reduction? Journal of Voice, 16(4), 502-508.
    • Musiek, F.E., McCormick, C.A., & Hurley, R.M. (1996). Hit and false-alarm rates of selected ABR indices in differentiating cochlear disorders from acoustic tumors. American Journal of Audiology, 5, 90-97.

    Selected Presentations

    • Benafield, N.J., Smiley, D.F., McCormick Richburg, C., & Serpente, A.K. (2011, July). Practicum for Au.D. Students in School-Based Audiology Settings. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Educational Audiology Association, Nashville, TN.
    • McCormick Richburg, C. & Price, L. (2010, November). Managing Auditory Processing Disorders in School-Age Children. Oral presentation at the convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.
    • McCormick Richburg, C. (2009, October). So What Now? Intervention Strategies for (C)APD. Invited presentation at the 2009 Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Hot Springs, AR
    • McCormick Richburg, C. (2008, November). Cultural Competence: What do you really know? Oral presentation at the convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.
    • McCormick Richburg, C. & Knickelbein, B. (2008, November). Do school-based SLPs benefit from collaboration with audiologists? Oral presentation at the convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.
    • McCormick Richburg, C. (2008, July) Collaboration: Working together makes everyone a winner. Invited paper presented at the summer workshop of the Educational Audiology Association, Orlando, FL.
    • McCormick Richburg, C. (2007, July). Results of a survey from hearing screeners in two distinct school systems. Oral presentation at the summer conference for the Educational Audiology Association, Reno, NV.