Chizuko Tamaki, AuD, PhD, is professor and AuD program director in the School of Human Services and Sciences at Gallaudet University. Prior to joining the Gallaudet tenure track faculty, she was an audiologist at a multi-office practice for nine years, primarily providing vestibular and electrophysiology services.

In her current role, Dr. Tamaki teaches AuD and PhD courses in the areas of diagnostic audiology, vestibular studies, and professional issues; mentors student research in AuD and PhD programs; directs the Vestibular and Balance Lab, an interdisciplinary research program exploring the interactions of vestibular functions, sign language use, and spatial functions; and oversees the curriculum, assessment, strategic planning, other administrative tasks for the AuD program.

Dr. Tamaki is an assistant editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and a reviewer for Ear and Hearing. She has served as a peer reviewer for Academy and ASHA convention submissions, and as a reviewer of the ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program applications.