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Professor of Communication Disorders


  • Ph.D., Memphis State University, 1987, Audiology
  • M.A., Memphis State University, 1972, Audiology
  • B.S.E., Arkansas State University, 1970, Speech Pathology

Professional Credentials

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence-Audiology (CCC-A)

Teaching Specialties

  • Audiology
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Research   

Research Interests

  • Hearing and Auditory Processing
  • Speech Intelligibility
  • Accent Reduction


  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Arkansas Audiology Association


Following graduation from Arkansas State University, Mike worked as a public school speech therapist in Missouri for one year before entering the master's program in audiology at Memphis State University. Upon completion of the master's degree, he became the audiologist for the Western Arkansas Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. In 1979 he was accepted into the doctoral program in audiology at Memphis State University. While pursuing the Ph.D. Mike was Director of audiology for the Shea Clinic in Memphis, and Associate Professor in the Department of Otorhynolaryngology at the University of Tennessee medical School, also in Memphis, Director of Audiology at the Mid South hearing and Balance Center, and Director of Audiology for the William Robert Stewart ENT clinic in Columbia, Tennessee. Mike joined the faculty at Arkansas State University in the spring of 1989.

D. Michael McDaniel

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3106
F: 870-972-3788


Building: Donald W. Reynolds Center for Health Sciences
Room: 211G

Alternative Contact

Jameika Hearn
P: 870-972-3106