Board of Directors
Shelly S. Chabon,
Immediate Past President
Shelly Chabon, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor in and chair of the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at Portland State University. She specializes in ethics education and multicultural/bilingual issues in communication disorders. Her research has most recently focused on speech and language disabilities in diverse populations, and she continues to write on topics related to ethical and evidence-based practice as well as to develop training programs and opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse speech-language pathologists.
Dr. Chabon has written a number of articles and chapters. She has coauthored four books and a language intervention program for preschoolers, and has made numerous presentations on issues related to clinical practice, ethics, language disorders, and multicultural education. She most recently coauthored Ethics Education and coedited and coauthored the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to Accompany Human Communication Disorders: An Introduction (8th ed.) and The Communication Disorders Casebook: Learning by Example.
Dr. Chabon is an ASHA Fellow and has been a member of the ASHA Council For Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, the Coordinating Committee for Standards and Ethics, the Communication Sciences & Disorders Clinical Trials Research Group (CSDRG) Public Schools Group, and the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), as well as a member and chair of the ASHA Board of Ethics. She has received several honors for her leadership and service, including a Certificate of Recognition from ASHA for Special Contributions in Higher Education, an Apple Award for appreciation to an outstanding teacher, and the Dorothy Dreyer Award for volunteerism.
Dr. Chabon earned a BA degree from Brooklyn College, a master's in speech-language pathology from Penn State University, a master's in audiology from Towson State University, and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. She also participated in postdoctoral work in ethnographic methods of communication while at Howard University.