Clinical Director, Division of Audiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
BS: Audiology and Speech Pathology, Florida State University, 1978
MS: Audiology, Florida State University, 1979
PhD: Audiology, Florida State University, 1983
Audiology has evolved significantly over the past 25 years, and the next 25 years hold similar evolutionary prospects. The Academy is the vehicle by which the evolving priorities of the profession are addressed, including the following:
- Define additional objectives necessary to achieve autonomy, including appropriate recognition by Medicare.
- Speak with a unified voice on governmental, academic, clinical, and research endeavors, including addressing the intra-organizational conflict that currently exists regarding legislative initiatives.
- Promote the value of audiology in health care and health-care reform, both internally and externally.
- Develop fresh strategies for improving relationships with other professional organizations, health–care providers, consumer groups, and industry.
- Assure the cost of membership in the Academy, and participation in professional activities, provide a positive and visible return on the investment to the members.
- Examine the current organizational and administrative structure of the Academy to assure it is appropriately inclusive for now and for the future.
- Assure the educational foundation and academic community of the profession is fully engaged in the evolution of the profession, and that expected outcomes align with clinical practice.
- Recognize both practice and generational differences in the profession, and assure that all interests are represented in decisions.
Areas of Special Interest
- Assessment of auditory and vestibular disorders
- Health-care policy
- Hearing-care delivery systems
- Education in audiology
Larry Mauldin National Award for Excellence in Education; Invited Participant, Ida Institute Conference on Patient Motivation, Copenhagen, 2009; Keynote Speaker, 2013 Biennial Conference on Teaching in Audiology, University of Pittsburgh; Invited Participant, Conference on Education of the Deaf, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, 2012; Guest Speaker, Second China Conference on Audiology, Beijing, China, 2014.
Fellow, American Academy of Audiology, 1998–Present; Board Certified in Audiology, American Board of Audiology, 2009–Present; Associate Professor and Director, Division of Audiology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 1995–2008; Member, American Auditory Society, 1983–Present; Editorial Board, Ear Nose and Throat Journal, 1987–Present; Task Force on Audiometric Symbols, 2007–2008; Gold Standards Conference Committee, 2008–2009; Board, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, 2002–2011; Chair, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, 2006–2011; Professor and Chief, Division of Communicative Sciences, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2009–2014; Task Force on Gold Standards Outcomes, 2010; Chair, Advisory Committee, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, Mississippi Department of Health, 2011–Present; Board of Directors, Magnolia Speech School, Jackson, MS, 2011–Present; Advisory Committee, George Osborne College of Audiology, Salus University, Philadelphia, PA, 2011–Present; Advisory Committee, Early Oral Intervention Program, University of Southern Mississippi, 2012–Present; Chair, Standards Committee, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, 2013–Present; Research and Posters Subcommittee, AudiologyNOW!, 2013; Organizer, Think-tank on Hearing Loss in Children in Mississippi, 2014; Editorial Board, Korean Journal of Audiology, 2014–Present; Learning Modules Subcommittee, AudiologyNOW!, 2014–2015; Clinical Director of the Division of Audiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2015.