I obtained both my bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Wyoming and specialized in the field of audiology. After a four year period as an educational audiologist, I enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Wichita State University in Kansas. My dissertation was focused on the maturation of late auditory evoked potentials in children and I completed my doctoral studies in 1990. My first university appointment was in the temperate climate of North Dakota at Minot State University (MSU). During my nine years at MSU, I became active in telehealth research conducting some of the early research studies in audiology using this medium. I moved to Logan, Utah in 2000 to work at Utah State University and began a study in which I delivered comprehensive hearing services to infants 100 miles away from my office. Also, during this period of time, I became the American Speech Language and Hearing Association chair of the telepractice working group which generated guidelines for the use of telehealth technology for audiologists and for speech language pathologists. I just recently relocated to Kent State University this summer and hope to continue in telehealth research and early intervention research.