2011 Academy Honors Recipients
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Theresa Chisolm, PhD
Theresa (Terry) Hnath Chisolm’s career exemplifies the intent of this prestigious American Academy of Audiology Distinguished Achievement Award. During the course of her MA work at Montclair State College and PhD work at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, she was already distinguishing herself amongst her teachers and peers. As one faculty recommendation noted, “…she exemplifies the ideal student: one who surpasses the master.”
Since the completion of her graduate schooling, Dr. Chisolm has held noteworthy positions at every level—staff audiologist, lecturer, assistant/associate/full professor, departmental chair, and most recently special assistant to the dean in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida. In every role, she has distinguished herself as exemplary and influential.
INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN HEARING
John Bamford, PhD
John Bamford, PhD, has worked tirelessly in the United Kingdom to upgrade professional audiological services through education and training. Among John’s greatest contributions is his work with Adrian Davis, to develop a national program for infant hearing screening, and extensive follow-up diagnostic and family-centered services.
As the chair and Ellis Llwyd professor of audiology and deaf education, he has helped to elevate the University of Manchester program in audiology one of the best known and most prestigious in the world.
William J. Keith, PhD
William J. Keith, PhD, is one of those rare individuals who has not only worn many hats, but worn each with distinction. One hat worn by Bill has been as an audiologist. Here, he excelled; quickly working his way up to the title of principal audiologist, subsequently becoming director, of the National Audiology Centre in New Zealand. Dr. Keith used his expertise and influence to grow the profession of audiology in New Zealand by recruiting psychology students into the profession, adeptly working to establish scholarship support for audiology students through the New Zealand government, and helping establish the first academic training program in New Zealand for audiologists at the University of Auckland in 1990. He was also one of the key founders of the New Zealand Audiological Society. In short, the name “Bill Keith” is synonymous with audiological excellence in New Zealand.
JERGER CAREER AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN AUDIOLOGY
Judy R. Dubno, PhD
Judy R. Dubno, PhD, is unquestionably one of the most outstanding researchers in audiology in the United States today. Throughout her distinguished career in audiology and auditory research, Dr. Dubno has built an extensive research program that has addressed a wide range of key issues pertaining to auditory perception, sensorineural hearing loss, presbycusis, and speech recognition. After earning her PhD in Speech and Hearing Science from the City University of New York Graduate Center, Dr. Dubno completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the UCLA School of Medicine, where she remained as a faculty member for several years. In 1991 she relocatied to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, where she currently is professor and director of research in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences.