Board of Directors
Neil T. Shepard,
Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology
Neil T. Shepard, PhD, CCC-A, is chair of the Division of Audiology and director of the Dizziness and Balance Disorders Program at Mayo Clinic—Rochester and professor of audiology in the Mayo Clinical School of Medicine. He has specialized in clinical electrophysiology for both the auditory and vestibular systems. His activity over the last 30 years has concentrated on the clinical assessment and management of patients with dizziness and balance disorders, and clinical research endeavors related to both assessment and rehabilitation.
Dr. Shepard has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and more than 20 chapters in otolaryngology, audiology, and physical therapy textbooks. He has been the author of three textbooks and routinely lectures on the assessment and management of patients with dizziness across the United States and worldwide.
Dr. Shepard is an ASHA Fellow and received Honors of the Association in 2006. He has served on a variety of standing and ad hoc committees and working groups. He served as vice president for quality of service in audiology on the Executive Board from 2003 through 2005. His appointment over the last 3 years was on the Health Care Economics Committee.
Dr. Shepard received his undergraduate and master's training in electrical and biomedical engineering from the University of Kentucky and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his PhD in auditory electrophysiology and clinical audiology at the University of Iowa.