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Honors and Awards Committee

Honors and Awards Committee

Nancy Aarts

West Virginia University

Dr. Aarts’ clinical expertise is in the area of pediatric and older adult rehabilitative audiology. Nancy’s current research interests are in the areas of evidence-based teaching curriculum assessment. She is Vice Chair of Audiology at WVU where she is responsible for implementing and evaluating the new 3-year AuD program.

Lynne Hewitt

Ithaca College

Lynne Hewitt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is Professor and Chair of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology at Ithaca College. Her primary research interests include language and communication in autism spectrum disorders, intervention for developmental language disorders, pragmatics, and assessment. She has served a variety of volunteer roles with ASHA, including editorial and reviewing roles for ASHA journals, formerly as associate editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, and currently serves as an editor for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (through 2023). She served as the coordinator for SIG 1, and has also served on the Academic Affairs Board. She has twice been awarded an Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She was recognized as a fellow of ASHA in 2014.

Jennifer Taylor

University of Memphis
Monitoring Officer

Jennifer P. Taylor, AuD, currently serves as the Director of Clinical Education in Audiology at the University of Memphis; Clinical Associate Professor; the HIPAA Privacy Officer for the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center; and Audiologist for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for Developmental Disabilities LEND Grant. Dr. Taylor has been at the University of Memphis since 2003 when she joined the faculty. She is an active volunteer in the Memphis community and in the profession. Dr. Taylor works with pediatrics and their families. Her primary area is in pediatric diagnostics, difficult to test populations, and auditory processing disorders. She currently teaches in clinical experiences, professional development and billing and practice management.

Diane Williams

Pennsylvania State University

Diane L. Williams, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is Professor and Head of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Program Director of the master’s program in speech-language pathology at Pennsylvania State University. She is a Life Member of ASHA and has provided clinical services to individuals with language disorders across the age span. Her program of research focuses on autism spectrum disorders with an emphasis on the processes of language, cognition, and memory and the neurobiological bases of neurodevelopmental disorders. Her volunteer roles include multiple years on program committees for the ASHA Convention including as chair for the section on autism, service as a CAA site visitor, and a reviewer for the ASHA journals.

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