Jenna Voss

Associate Dean & Assistant Professor
Office: East 208


BA Deaf Education, Fontbonne University

MA Early Intervention in Deaf Education, Fontbonne University

PhD Speech & Hearing Science, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Area/Scholarly Interest:

Family-Centered Early Intervention

Early Listening & Spoken Language Development for Children with Hearing Loss

Health Disparity Among Chilrden and Families Living in Poverty

Primary prevention of Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities

Pre-Service Professional Preparation


AG Bell Academy, Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert AVEd.)

Council on Education of the Deaf (CED): Parent Infant Education & Early Childhood Education

Deaf and Hearing Impaired (K-12), Elementary Education (1-6), Early Childhood Special Education (B-3)

Selected Presentations & Publications

Voss, J. M. and Lenihan, S. (2016) “Professional Competence to Promote Resilience for Children Living in Poverty,” Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 7. Available at:

Voss, J., & Lenihan, S. (Dec 2015). “Fostering Resilience for Children Living in Poverty: Effective Practices & Resources for EHDI Professionals Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention.” Issues Briefs for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention. Logan, UT: National Center on Hearing Assessment and Management. Available at:

White, E. & Voss, J (2015). Small Talk: Bringing Listening and Spoken Language to Your Young Child With Hearing Loss. Saint Louis, MO: Central Institute for the Deaf.

Voss, J. & Lenihan, S. (2014, October 8). Enhancing Professional Competence to Promote Resilience for Children and Families in Poverty. Division of Early Childhood’s 30th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, St. Louis, MO.

Voss, J. (2013, October). Fostering Resilience for Children and Families Living in Poverty. St. Louis Children’s Hospital Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

Voss, J. (2013, April). What Do EI Providers Do? A pilot investigating the feasibility and utility of video analysis. 2013 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting, Glendale, AZ.

Voss, J. & Hayes, H. (2013, February). Active-Learning Processes Used in Deaf Education Personnel Preparation Programs Poster session presented at Association of College Educators of the Deaf Conference, Santa Fe, NM.

Hamren, K., Oster, M., Baumann, A., Voss, J., Berndsen, M. (2012). FAQ 99: Can Children who are challenged by environmental factors, such as poverty, develop successful listening and spoken language through auditory-verbal therapy and education? In Estabrooks, W. (Ed.), 101 FAQs About Auditory-Verbal Practice (pp. 480-484). Washington, DC: AG Bell.

Voss, J. (2012, January). Mandated Reporting of Child Maltreatment. St. Louis Children’s Hospital Therapy Services Grand Rounds, St. Louis, Missouri.

Voss, J. & Lenihan, S. (2011, January/February). Improving Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty. Volta Voices.


Courses Taught:

CDS211 Nature of Language

DEA481 Field Experience in Deaf Education

CDS523 Intervention with Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

CDS531 Early Communication Development for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

ECE555 Family Centered Early Intervention

CDS 537-539 Advanced Clinical Practicum

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