Pruitt-Lord, Bishop Join ASHA Board Sonja Pruitt-Lord, advisor of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), and Charles Bishop, chair of the Audiology Advisory Council, will join the 2018–2020 ASHA Board of Directors when its term begins in January. Pruitt-Lord is an associate professor and associate director of the School of Speech, Language, and ... ASHA News
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Pruitt-Lord, Bishop Join ASHA Board
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Pruitt-Lord, Bishop Join ASHA Board
The ASHA Leader, November 2017, Vol. 22, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.22112017.62
The ASHA Leader, November 2017, Vol. 22, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.22112017.62
Sonja Pruitt-Lord, advisor of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), and Charles Bishop, chair of the Audiology Advisory Council, will join the 2018–2020 ASHA Board of Directors when its term begins in January.
Pruitt-Lord is an associate professor and associate director of the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University and director of the university’s Child Language, Development, Disorders and Disparities Lab. Her research program, funded by NIH and local agencies, examines child language development and disorders within the context of cultural and linguistic diversity.
Pruitt-Lord, a licensed speech-language pathologist since 2002, earned her master’s and doctoral degrees at Louisiana State University, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Groups 10, Issues in Higher Education, and 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.
“My top priority is to share with the Board of Directors the goals of the NSSLHA student leaders,” Pruitt-Lord says. “My goal is that this unique opportunity to shape this bidirectional information exchange will better the profession with the newest and most committed members—our NSSLHA leaders—at the forefront.”
Charles Bishop is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Science in the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He earned an MA in audiology at the University of North Texas, an AuD at Salus University and a PhD in clinical health sciences at UMMC.
A licensed audiologist since 2001, Bishop worked for the Hearing and Balance Center of Hurst, Texas, as a clinician in Ireland and as a consultant with Hearing Planet, Inc., before joining UMMC in 2004. He is co-investigator on NIH-funded research involving the largest hearing study of an African-American cohort.
Bishop began his term on the Audiology Advisory Council in 2016.
“My top priority with ASHA for the next few years will be to represent the profession and the emerging needs of audiologists across the U.S.,” Bishop says. “With forthcoming changes in national health care regulations and the advent of over-the-counter hearing aids, hearing-care service delivery will likely look very different in the future than it does today. Therefore, I feel ASHA needs to remain at the forefront in advocacy for audiologists who struggle to navigate these exciting—though troubled—waters.”
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