October 2016 Speech-language pathologist Lisa Durant-Jones, professor and graduate program director at Nazareth College of Rochester, was recently appointed to the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Endowed Chair for 2017–2019 to advance her work in interprofessional education. Mani Aguilar, clinical audiologist at Longwood University, recently received the university’s Award ... People
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The ASHA Leader, October 2016, Vol. 21, 22-24. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21102016.22
The ASHA Leader, October 2016, Vol. 21, 22-24. doi:10.1044/leader.PPL.21102016.22
Appointed
Speech-language pathologist Lisa Durant-Jones, professor and graduate program director at Nazareth College of Rochester, was recently appointed to the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Endowed Chair for 2017–2019 to advance her work in interprofessional education.
Awarded
Mani Aguilar, clinical audiologist at Longwood University, recently received the university’s Award for Excellence, honoring her work to establish the school’s clinical audiology program. She also was recognized with the Virginia Hearing Foundation and Research Center’s Elbyrne G. Gill Fellowship Award for serving people with hearing loss who have financial need through her collaboration with the Farmville Lions Club and the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s Technology Assistance Program … SLP Lynn Kern Koegel’s Koegel Autism Center recently received the 2016 Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis Award from the Society for the Advantage of Behavior Analysis. The award is given to an agency, department or facility of an organization that contributes to the ongoing and enduring development of behavior analysis … Robert Mayo, professor and co-director of graduate study in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, recently received the Friends of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Award from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Advisory Committee at Longwood University … Laura Ristovski, an SLP working for the Bergen County Technical Schools in New Jersey, was named Teacher of the Year for the 2015–2016 school year.
In the news
Pélagie Beeson, professor and head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona, was featured in a July 4 column in the Washington Post. The author, whose mother developed alexia after a stroke, speaks with Beeson about how she can help her mother relearn to read … Avivit Ben-Aharon (founder and clinical director of Gr8 Speech Inc. in Hollywood, Florida), Michelle Boisvert (founder of NetSLP.com), Janet Brown (ASHA director of health care services) and Wendy Nottoli (president and director of Kendall Speech and Language Center in Miami) were featured in a July 22 Miami Herald article about speech telepracticeWendy Chase, director of the University of Connecticut’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, spoke with NPR for a July 23 story about how her clinic helps transgender people alter their voice to fit their identityJames Henry, research career scientist at the U.S. National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research at the VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, was quoted in a July 21 HealthDay News article about tinnitus in American adultsAnna Lichtenstein, an SLP at the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center, was featured in a July 28 Columbus Dispatch article about stuttering conferences and support groups … Ellyn Riley, assistant professor in the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders at Syracuse University, wrote an Aug. 21 op-ed for The Huffington Post about why she thinks presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, contrary to speculation on some cable news shows, does not have aphasia. The article references a statement ASHA issued in response to the media reportsAmee Shah, associate professor of health science at Stockton University, and Laura Purcell Verdun, a Washington, D.C.-based SLP, were featured in an Aug. 1 article in The Atlantic that analyzed people’s responses to Hillary Clinton’s voiceRhonda Thomas, SLP at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, was featured in a June 23 radio story on 90.1 WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station, about how she balances her work as an SLP and a full-time career as a jazz singerShanon Walsh, an SLP at the Homestead Health and Rehabilitation Center in Frankford, New Jersey, answered a New Jersey Herald reader’s question about dysphagia in the newspaper’s July 14 “Ask the Expert” section.
Published
Jeffrey Glessing, an SLP in southern Minnesota who specializes in working with children who stutter, self-published his children’s book, “The Mystery of the Mistakes in Mulligan’s Mouth,” in June. Glessing, who stutters, writes about a boy who stutters as he navigates life and some extraordinary events.
Retired
Margaret M. Jylkka has retired after 43 years as an audiologist. Jylkka received her bachelor’s degree from Catholic University of America in 1970 and her master’s degree from Gallaudet University in 1973. She spent the last 22 years of her career in federal service at the National Naval Medical Center and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland … Nickola “Nicki” Nelson retired from Western Michigan University (WMU) in August. Nelson earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wichita State University (WSU) in 1968 and 1969. She worked as a language, speech and hearing clinician in Kansas before returning to WSU as an instructor, and later as an associate professor after earning her PhD from WSU in 1973. After moving to southwest Michigan, Nelson was a speech-language consultant specialist for the Berrien County Intermediate School District before joining the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at WMU in 1981. She was the associate dean for research at WMU’s College of Health and Human Services from 1997 to 2004, and has been the director of the PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program since 2004. An ASHA Fellow and Honors recipient, Nelson has published articles and chapters widely and consistently since 1973 and is working on the third edition of her textbook, “Planning Individualized Speech and Language Intervention Programs: Objectives for Infants, Children, and Adolescents,” originally published in 1988.
Deaths
Joseph Agnello, 84, on July 12, 2016, in Cleveland. Agnello received his bachelor’s (1957) and master’s (1959) degrees from Western Michigan University and a PhD in speech and hearing science, physiological psychology and experimental phonetics from Ohio State University (1963), where he worked as a research assistant while completing his doctoral requirements. Agnello was an assistant professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and then at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also completed work as a Fulbright, developing the Gemelli Phonetics Lab at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Istituto di Psicologia in Milan, Italy. He eventually moved to the University of Cincinnati where, after 29 years of service, he retired as professor emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. During his time at the university, he was professor of speech and hearing science, director of the Intensive Stutter Therapy Program and director of the Experimental Phonetics Laboratory. Agnello, who stuttered, produced research and writing on stuttering and experimental phonetics, culminating in the development of a computer program for the recognition, differentiation and diagnosis of stutter speech. He also developed instrumentation for the measurement of speech, acoustic and physiological units. An ASHA Fellow, Agnello presented papers at many national and international conferences, and trained numerous SLPs in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
Cynthia Bartlett, 71, on July 13, 2016, in Greenwood, Indiana, after a long illness. Bartlett earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, where she also earned a master’s in speech-language pathology. Bartlett began her career as a clinician at Rochester General Hospital in New York, focusing on stroke rehabilitation. After earning her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982, she worked as an assistant scientist at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. She joined the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College in 1985, retiring in 2011 as professor emerita. In her 26 years at Emerson, Bartlett directed the graduate program for 18 years, twice serving as department chair. She served as an ASHA delegate to the Sino-American Conference on Brain Injury in Beijing, China, and represented the field at a conference in Russia.
John Long, 90, on June 18, 2016, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Long received his bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University and completed his master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Missouri. He was one of the founding faculty members of the Department of Communication Disorders at Southeast in 1965 and was the first director of the department’s graduate program. Long retired from Southeast—where he spent his entire career—as professor emeritus in 1987.
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