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Rachel Craig

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • UW-Stevens Point (2017-present)
    • Introduction to Hearing and Speech Science
    • Human Balance System: Structure, Assessment, Rehabilitation
    • Lab: Human Balance System
    • Clerkship in Audiology/Clinical Supervision
    • Electroacoustics and Instrument Calibration Lab
    • Auditory and Vestibular Pathologies
    • Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation
    • Problems in Audiology (online course)
    • Intro to Communicative Disorders
    • Physics: Acoustics

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Identifying and treating hearing loss in individuals of all ages and all populations.
  • Assessing vestibular dysfunction in the adult population.
  • Providing quality patient-centered care, while allowing students to learn and grow their clinical skills.
  • Current “trends” in the field of audiology/policies affecting the field and the patients which we serve.



  • UWSP Differing Abilities Counsel (2017-present)
  • Screened hearing of the children attending the UWSP University Child Learning and Care Center (November 2019, October 2018, October 2017)
  • Screened Hearing for Gesell Institute, UWSP School of Education (October 2019, October 2018)


  • Screened Hearing for Head Start of Central Wisconsin (September 2019)
  • Screened hearing of children of the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe in northwestern WI (August 2018)
  • Volunteer/Clinical Director for Special Olympics Healthy Hearing (June 2019, October 2018, LA Games, June 2018, April/June 2015, April/June 2014)
  • Educated senior citizens on fall prevention at the Aging Disability Resource Center of Portage County (November 2017)
  • Presented to a local Stevens Point church gathering regarding hearing health care (November 2017)
  • Presented to residents of a local Stevens Point residential living facility about hearing loss and hearing aids (November 2017)
  • Volunteer for United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) hearing screenings (Fall 2014)

Professional Memberships

  • Member (Fellow) of the American Academy of Audiology (2017-present)
  • Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2017-present)

Presentations and Publications


Butz, N., Craig, R., Decker, T. (2018) The Oxymoron of OTC Hearing Aids: The Mass Marketization of a Personalized Product. The Society for Case Research, Journal of Critical Incidents.

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

Best advice you ever received?

Be a lifelong learner.
Be a good person.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I wanted to be a forensic pathologist.

Favorite Quote?

Lao Tzu: “Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.”

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

Our students are amazing! They are dedicated to their passion of helping others and seeking out knowledge. Also, our clinic serves the community while allowing our students to grow their clinical skills. I am very proud to be a part of the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Rachel Craig
Associate Professor - Audiology
Director - Off-Campus Audiology Clinical Education
Special Olympics Healthy Hearing Clinical Director

046B College of Professional Studies


Au.D. in Clinical Doctorate of Audiology
UW-Stevens Point and Madison, 2017

B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
UW-Stevens Point, 2013


CSD 457 - Introduction to Hearing and Speech Science
CSD 845 - Human Balance System: Structure, Assessment, Rehabilitation
CSD 846 - Human Balance Lab: Human Balance System
CSD 891/892/893/894 - Clerkship in Audiology/Clinical Supervision
CSD 862 - Auditory and Vestibular Pathologies