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Northwestern School of Communication

Kristine Riley

Associate Clinical Professor; Director of the Doctor of Audiology Program; Fellow, Hugh Knowles Center
I am the director of the Doctor of Audiology program. In addition to those responsibilities, I serve as the academic advisor to our AuD students as well as the clinical education coordinator. I teach several courses in the program focusing on our students' personal and professional development with an emphasis on providing person-centered care rooted in cultural humility and social justice.

Area(s) of Expertise

Kristine Riley

Kristine Riley's areas of interest include pediatric audiology, cochlear implantation, and language development in children with and without impaired hearing. She practiced as a clinical pediatric audiologist for 10 years before pursuing her Ph.D. at Northwestern University.


  • PhD, Child Language Development (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Northwestern University
  • MA, Audiology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


  • Gen Com 108: Human Communication Disorders
  • CSD 419: Pediatric Audiology
  • CSD 415-3: Pediatric Aural Habilitation Core
  • CSD 415-6: Counseling Core
  • CSD 570-1,2,3: Capstone Seminar
  • CSD 580-1,2,3: Clinical Externship