Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Kelli Watts

Kelli Watts

Kelli Watts

Contact

1117 Haley Center
(334) 844-9600
mcdowkm@auburn.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Audiology.  Auburn University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, Auburn University 2004

Office Hours

  • By appointment

About Kelli Watts
Associate Clinical Professor

Kelli Watts joined the faculty Auburn University as an Assistant Clinical Professor in August 2011. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from Auburn University in 2008 and her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Auburn in 2004. Prior to joining the faculty at Auburn, she worked for North Alabama Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates, P.C., in Huntsville, Alabama, where she supervised third and fourth year audiology doctoral students. Dr. Watts’ areas of interest include balance assessment and rehabilitation, tinnitus management, and telepractice. She also accompanies audiology doctoral students who serve hearing impaired children in Guatemala City each May.

Licenses, Memberships and Certifications

  • Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • American Tinnitus Association
  • Tinnitus Practitioners Association

Major Research areas

Balance assessment and rehabilitation, tinnitus management and telepractice

Classes Taught

  • CMDS 8230 Clinical Level I
  • CMDS 8510 Clinical Level IV
  • CMDS 8950 Audiology Grand Rounds

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Willis, L, and Watts, KM. “Speech and Hearing Screenings: Integrated Service-Learning for Communication Disorders Students” Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, Auburn, Alabama, March 26, 2014.
  • Clark-Lewis, S. and Watts, KM. “It Takes a Village: Essential Partnerships for International Civic Engagement” Community and Civic Engagement Lunch and Learn series, Auburn, Alabama, February 25, 2014.
  • Watts, KM “Telemedicine: Modernization of Healthcare.” Blackboard Collaborate Regional Webcast, October 16, 2013.
  • Gregory-Butte, E, Watts, KM, Clark-Lewis, S. “Auburn University’s Outreach in Guatemala through Telehealth.” National Center for Rehabilitative Audiology Research Conference, Portland, Oregon, September 19, 2013.
  • Watts, KM.  “Questions to an Audiologist” Montgomery Area Hearing Loss Support Group, Montgomery, Alabama, June 13, 2013.
  • Watts, KM. “I’ve Fallen and I can’t get up: Preventing Falls.” Oshner Lifelong Learning Institute, Auburn, Alabama, May 14, 2013.
  • Watts, KM. “Can You Hear Me Now? Using Blackboard Collaborate for International Humanitarian Outreach.” BlackboardNOW! Blackboard Collaborate Regional Convention. April 11, 2013.
  • Wilson, M, Clark-Lewis, S, Watts, KM, Soles, L, Ennis, C, and Blumsack, JT. “RECD Norms: Finding a Universal Metric for Third World and Developing Countries.” American Academy of Audiology Convention. April 4, 2013.
  • Wilson, M, Clark-Lewis, S, Watts, KM, Soles, L, Ennis, C, and Blumsack, JT. “RECD Norms: Finding a Universal Metric for Third World and Developing Countries.” Auburn University Research Week, April 2, 2013.
  • Watts, KM, and Clark-Lewis, S, “Intercontinental Assessment of Hearing.” Auburn University Outreach Symposium, Auburn, Alabama, February 12, 2013.
  • Watts, KM “I’ve Fallen and I can’t get up: Preventing Falls.” Oshner Lifelong Learning Institute, Auburn, Alabama, May 5, 2013.
  • Watts, KM “I’ve Fallen and I can’t get up: Preventing Falls.” Oshner Lifelong Learning Institute, Auburn, Alabama, May 15, 2012.
  • Clark-Lewis, S, Watts, KM, and Thaxton, R. “Expanding Education through International Engagement: A University Model.” American Academy of Audiology Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, March 28, 2012.
  • Watts, KM, and Miles, A. “How to Work with the Hearing Impaired.” Crestwood Medical Center Continuing Education Lunch and Learn, Huntsville, Alabama, Oct. 2009.
  • Watts, KM, and Miles, A. “How to Work with the Hearing Impaired.” Clearview Cancer Institute Continuing Education Lunch and Learn, Huntsville, Alabama, Sept. 10, 2009.
  • Watts, KM, and Miles, A. “How to Work with the Hearing Impaired.” Huntsville Hospital, Continuing Education Lunch and Learn, Huntsville Alabama, July 20-23, 2009
  • Watts, KM, and Miles, A. “How to Work with the Hearing Impaired.” Amedisys Home Health Services Continuing Education Lunch and Learn, Huntsville, Alabama, March 26, 2009.
  • McFeely, M, Carroll, M, Miles, A, and Watts, KM. “Hear Better. Live Better.” Brookstone Retirement Community Life Long Learning Series, Huntsville, Alabama, Jan. 2009
  • McDowell, K and Smith, CR. “Infrasonics: The Very Low Frequency (10 to 200Hz) Health Issue” American Academy of Audiology Annual Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 7, 2006.
  • Smith, CR, and McDowell, K. “Wake Up Call for Audiologists Regarding Infrasonics and Low Frequency Noise: A Case Report.” National Hearing Conservation Association Annual Convention, Tampa, Florida, Feb 16-18, 2006
  • Zylla-Jones, E, Clark-Lewis, S, Russell, M, Burrus, E, Carruth, C, Nusbaum, N, Miles, A, and McDowell, K, “Apples and Oranges: Training Graduate Students in Related Professions.” American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, California, Nov. 18-20, 2005.
  • Smith, CR, and McDowell, K. “Wake Up Call for Audiologists Regarding Infrasonics and Low Frequency Noise: A Case Report.” Professional Audiological Society of Alabama, Orange Beach, Alabama, Sept. 8, 2005

Last Updated: August 21, 2018