Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD
Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD, is professor and chair, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and associate director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, Tennessee. After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona and her master's degree at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Tharpe practiced as a pediatric audiologist for fourteen years before obtaining her doctoral degree at Vanderbilt and beginning her research and teaching career. Much of her work has focused on the impact of minimal degrees of hearing loss on psycho-educational and psycho-social development in school-age children. Dr. Tharpe is the recipient of numerous professional awards including Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the inaugural American Academy of Audiology Marion Downs Award for Excellence in Pediatric Audiology.