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Donald Wong

Adjunct - Comm Stud College of Communication

Office Hours

  • from 2:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM


Jordan Hall- CSD Dept.

I am a native New Yorker who grew up and received most of my education in the urban environment of the Big Apple. I am now accustomed to life in the Midwest after being on the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) - Indianapolis for over 30 years. My teaching passion lies in neuroanatomy, head-neck anatomy, and neural basis of hearing. I remain active as a medical-school educator locally. 

I recently became an emeritus professor of three IUSM departments: Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology; Neurology; Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. For over 15 years, I was privileged to serve as the course director of Neuroscience & Clinical Neurology to medical, physical therapy, and graduate students. My professional research experience lies in auditory neuroscience and human functional brain imaging in speech and hearing. I was an undergraduate engineering physics major at Cornell University and completed my doctorate degree in the traditional anatomical disciplines and in neuroscience at Columbia University.medical school. At Washington University medical school in St. Louis, I was a postdoctoral NIH fellow in auditory neurophysiology and bioacoustics. 

Although officially retired from IUSM, I remain active as a volunteer faculty leading small-group active-learning sessions in neuroanatomy and lesion-localization cases for the current statewide Neuroscience and Behavior course to first-year medical students at Indianapolis. Also at IUSM- Department of Otolaryngology, I continue to lecture in the annual CME course on the Anatomy and Histopathology of the Head-Neck and Temporal Bone.  At Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, I designed the neuroscience course for their inaugural medical class.  I continue to presenti lectures in their neuroscience course, and also assist in the cadaver labs in their Anatomy course. I was just appointed adjunct professor at Butler in 2019 to teach an anatomy and physiology in speech and hearing course to undergraduate students. .