Micheal Grim, Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni,

Born in Pennsylvania, Michael moved to Oklahoma at the age of four when his father, a USAF Captain, was transferred to Tinker AFB in 1968.  Michael’s family eventually settled in OKC where he attended grade school and Bishop McGuiness High School.  Michael went on to proudly graduate from OSU in 1986 with a degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders.  With the very wise advice of Gary Beeby (his much admired audiology professor at OSU and individual most responsible for Michael’s best career decision), he went on to graduate with a master’s degree in audiology at Purdue University in1988.  He completed his clinic fellowship year at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in 1989 and then on to complete a Ph.D. in audiology at the University of Colorado (1995).  Michael again worked at HUP until taking a position as an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1998.  He worked at OUHSC until 2005 helping to transition the OUHSC master’s degree program to its current doctoral level program.  Following his work at OUSHC, he was hired at the VA Medical Center where he now gratefully works as the coordinator of the OKC VAMC’s cochlear implant program.