Board of Directors
Donna Fisher Smiley,
Vice President for Audiology Practice
Donna Fisher Smiley, PhD, CCC-A, is the coordinator of the Educational Audiology/Speech Pathology Resources for Schools (EARS) Program at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. The EARS program provides contract, school-based audiology services to schools around the state of Arkansas as well as school-based, specialized speech-language pathology services targeted at children with hearing loss from 3 years of age to graduation. Dr. Smiley also has a faculty appointment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. Along with providing clinical opportunities for doctoral students (Au.D.), she teaches a course in educational audiology and conducts research in the area of school-based audiology. Dr. Smiley is co-author of the text, School-Based Audiology (2012), which is available from Plural Publishing.
Dr. Smiley is a past editor of the Journal of Educational Audiology which is published by the Educational Audiology Association. She is a past President of the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has served Arkansas as a Legislative Councilor to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In addition, Dr. Smiley has served on the ASHA Political Action Committee (PAC) Board, she chaired the ASHA Audiology Coordinating Committee that revised the current scope of practice for audiology and she has been a member of the nominating committee for the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Pathology. Currently, she is the Arkansas representative to the ASHA Audiology Advisory Committee and serves on the ASHA School Finance Committee. Dr. Smiley was recognized for her leadership at the state and national level with the 2010 Nancy McKinley Leadership Award from the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP).
Dr. Smiley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Henderson State University, a Master of Science degree in Audiology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a Ph.D. in Hearing Science from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.