American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

A semi-autonomous body within ASHA that liaisons with the ASHA Board of Directors through the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Council Charge

Formulate standards for the accreditation of graduate educational programs that provide entry-level professional preparation in audiology or speech-language pathology; evaluate programs that voluntarily apply for accreditation; grant certificates to those programs deemed to have fulfilled requirements for accreditation; maintain a registry of holders of such certificates; and prepare and furnish to proper persons and agencies lists of accredited programs.


  • Joan M. Besing, Chair
  • Sue Hale, Chair-Elect
  • Barbara Cone, Board Liaison-Audiology
  • Shari Robertson, Board Liaison-Speech-Language Pathology
  • Nancy A. Creaghead
  • Derick D. Deweber
  • Mary Lou Pool
  • Robert E. Hanyak
  • Joanne S. Greathouse
  • Sarah M. Hallowitz
  • Annette E. Hurley
  • Mikael D. Kimelman
  • Charles L. Madison
  • Maryrose H. McInerney
  • Susan M. Moore
  • Lauren K. Nelson
  • John P. Preece
  • Robert T. Rimac
  • Kaye Williams Hill
  • Seleria J. Williams

Staff Liaison

Patti Tice, ex officio

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