Sherri Jones

Sherri Jones

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Sherri Jones

Department Chair, Director, Professor

Ph.D., Audiology/Hearing Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994
M.S., Audiology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1987
B.S., Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1985

Sherri Jones joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012 as the chair of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders and director of the Barkley Memorial Center. 

Her current research interests include the influence of genetic and/or environmental factors that may affect auditory and vestibular development and aging. Sherri is also interested in the role(s) the vestibular system may play in physiological homeostasis, and how vestibular deficits may influence other systems such as the autonomic, cardiovascular, and skeletal motor systems. Clinical research is examining the underlying mechanisms of dizziness and imbalance related to blast or blunt head trauma on vestibular and oculomotor function. Her lab is also developing vestibular evoked potentials for use as a clinical test of the vestibular system, with the goal to ultimately lead to better diagnosis and treatment of dizziness.

Sherri has taught a variety of courses in areas related to her research such as applied neurophysiology, hearing science, auditory physiology, assessment and management of vestibular disorders, and embryology and genetics of hearing impairment. Since joining Nebraska, she has taught genetic basis of communication and learning, seminar in audiology and auditory electrophysiological assessment.

Prior to arriving at Nebraska, Sherri held faculty positions at East Carolina University and the University of Missouri. She earned all three of her degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2011, Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association2008, Dean's Award for Outstanding Research, College of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University2005, New Achiever Award, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1993-94, Eloise Gerry Fellowship, SDE/Graduate Women in Science, Inc.1992-94, NASA Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship, University of Nebraska Medical Center1992-93, Mildred Francis Thompson Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1989-91, Maude Hammond Fling Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1988, Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association1986, Honor Student, National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2012-present, Chair, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2012-present, Director, Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2012-present, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2011, Professor, East Carolina University2003-11, Associate Professor, East Carolina University1999-2003, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Missouri School of Medicine1997-99, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Missouri School of Medicine1994-97, Research Associate, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Missouri School of Medicine1991-92, Graduate Research Assistant, College of Dentistry: Neurophysiology Laboratory, University of Nebraska Medical Center1991, Audiologist, ENT Specialties, P.C., Lincoln, Nebraska1989-92, Graduate Assistant, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1988-89, Audiologist, Great Plains Ear, Nose, and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery Institute, P.C., Lincoln, Nebraska1987-88, Audiologist, Madonna Rehabilitation Center, Lincoln, Nebraska1985-86, Audiologist Trainee, VA Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
2001-present, Society for Neuroscience2001-present, American Auditory Society1993-present, Association for Research in Otolaryngology1988-present, American Academy of Audiology1987-present, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association1987-93 & 2012-present, Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association2004-11, North Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association1993-2003, Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association