SVI Faculty

Ingo Titze, Ph.D., SVI Director and Professor, The University of Iowa, and Director of Research, National Center for Voice and Speech, University of Utah.

Dr. Ingo Titze, a premier voice scientist and self-described enthusiastic bari-tenor, directs the Institute. He was among the first to envision a need for interdisciplinary voice specialists, and he coined the term vocology. He is joined by an esteemed faculty roster that includes voice scientists, singing teachers, acting coaches and speech-language pathologists.



Eric Hunter, Ph.D., Deputy Executive Director, Investigator

Elizabeth Sharonov
Program Manager

Advisors and Potential Guest Faculty

Guest faculty may be invited to present special topics. Some of these lectures will be presented via satellite communications technology. This distance-learning mechanism allows for interactivity between speaker and students. Please note that not all guest faculty members will give presentations each year.

Bob Breault, Ph.D.,
Professor of Music
and Director of Opera, University of Utah
Karin (Titze) Cox, MA CCC/SLP Vocologist
Program Associate
Kate Devore, M.A., CCC-SLP,
Voice/Speech Pathologist and Vocal Coach
Ann Fennell, M.S., CCC-SLP,
Program Associate,
University of iowa
Eileen Finnegan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa Lynn Helding
Associate Professor of Practice | Voice Pedagogy, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
Lynn Maxfield, Ph.D.,
Voice Training and Research Associate, University of Utah, Associate Director, NCVS
John Nix
Associate Professor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy, University of Texas San Antonio
Tobias Riede, DVM, Ph.D.,
Research Associate,
University of Utah

Ingo Titze, Ph.D.,
University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor; Joint appointment: School of Music, Director, NCVS

Katherine Verdolini Abbott, Ph.D.,
Professor, Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh