Jackie Clark, Ph.D. Named President of the American Academy of Audiology

The American Academy of Audiology announced that Jackie Clark, Ph.D. has been named as president of the American Academy of Audiology board of directors.

Online PR News – 24-October-2017 – Reston, Va. – The American Academy of Audiology announced that Jackie Clark, Ph.D. has been named as president of the American Academy of Audiology board of directors. Clark has served as a member at large on the board of directors since 2013.

“We are delighted to name Jackie as the president of the Academy board of directors,” said Executive Director Tanya Tolpegin. “She has contributed to our organization as well as the field of audiology for many years and brings extensive expertise and worldwide experience to our organization.”

Clark has been a faculty member of the Doctor of Audiology program at the University of Texas at Dallas since 1997, and is currently a clinical professor at the UT Dallas School of Brain & Behavior Sciences. Prior to that she was appointed (and maintains the) research scholar with The University of The Witwatersrand, School of Speech and Hearing Therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa. She teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses; supervises practicum experiences of AuD students; has published numerous articles and book chapters; and has been invited to lecture in many parts of the world. Some of her research interests and publications involve speech perception performance, demographics of hearing loss in indigenous populations, impacting and promoting best clinical practices while serving in underserved regions, cultural influences in help seeking behaviors, updating and confirming efficacy of clinical measures used in audiology practices for adults and pediatric populations. She maintains her international research perspective by collaborating with universities globally and consulting with the World Health Organization.

When in Texas, she also maintains an active clinical caseload involving pediatric and adult assessment and remediation. Clark is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a board certified audiologist with the American Board of Audiology, and is licensed to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids in the State of Texas and Louisiana. She earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Colorado State University, a master’s degree from University of Texas, Dallas with dual emphasis in speech language pathology and audiology, and she holds a Ph.D. from UT Dallas.

Clark is the managing editor of the International Journal of Audiology; the chair of the International Society of Audiology's Humanitarian Audiologists; co-founder and co-organizer of the Annual Coalition for Global Hearing Health International Conference. In addition to sitting on the Texas Academy of Audiology Board for 13 years (with the last three years as president-elect; president; and immediate past president), she has been a member of a number of advisory boards and committees both nationally and internationally; and still maintains a personal philanthropic program in Africa since 1997.

Clark resides in Dallas, Texas, and on a good day, she enjoys Sudoku puzzles while sipping a cup of tea followed by reading a good book or articles and finishing by watching a good movie.
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About the American Academy of Audiology & the board of directors
The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. With an active membership of almost 12,000 audiologists, the Academy promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research. The board of directors of the American Academy of Audiology serves as the Academy’s governing body and custodian of the Academy’s investments. Each member of the board assumes the responsibility to initiate and establish policies governing the Academy and to maintain a fiduciary responsibility over the financial affairs of the Academy. Visit www.audiology.org for more information.