2015 Continuing Education Board (CEB)

2014 Continuing Education Board

Photo of 2014 CEB: Front row: Jo Ann Linseisen (staff), Ninevah Murray, Jennifer Fisher, Emi Isaki, Marcia Clark Adunka. Back row: Amy Weiss (Chair), Linda Carroll, Renee Levinson (staff), Ellen Fagan (ex officio). Absent: Mary Hooper. Joining the CEB in 2015 are Ana Harten and Kerri Phillips; Linda Carroll left the CEB at the end of 2014.

The CEB develops the policies and procedures of the ASHA Continuing Education (CE) program. It comprises nine volunteer ASHA members and two monitoring vice presidents from the ASHA Board of Directors who serve as liaisons. The ASHA CE staff at the National Office implement the policies and procedures developed by the CEB. Nineteen ASHA CE staff directly support the CEB's work. The ASHA CE program:

  • Promotes participation in CE by audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • Approves providers that meet CEB standards
  • Evaluates and registers CE courses offered by ASHA CE Providers
  • Awards ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to participants in registered courses
  • Issues official ASHA CE Registry transcripts
  • Transmits ASHA CEU information to credentialing and licensing agencies
  • Provides an Award for Continuing Education (ACE) as an incentive for participation in CE
  • Maintains a computerized recordkeeping service through the ASHA CE Registry

Chair: Amy L. Weiss, PhD, CCC-SLP

Amy L WeissAmy is a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Rhode Island and serves as the graduate coordinator of their master of science in speech pathology program. She teaches courses in language disorders of young children and school-age children, phonological disorders, fluency disorders, and multicultural issues. An NIH grant recipient, Amy is also a board-recognized Specialist in Child Language (ASHA), the author of the text Resource Guide on Preschool Language Disorders (Thomson Learning) and the editor of the text Perspectives on Individual Differences Affecting Therapeutic Change in Communication Disorders (Psychology Press). She has authored or co-authored more than a dozen book chapters and 35 journal articles. She served as the chairperson of the Board of Division Coordinators for ASHA's Special Interest Division (now SIGs) program (2008-2010), coordinator of SIG 1, Language Learning and Education (2005-2007), a member of ASHA's Scientific and Professional Education Board, and a frequent topic coordinator for ASHA's Annual Convention. Amy has also served as the secretary of the International Fluency Association since 2006. Her career experiences in the clinic have included direction of a language-based preschool classroom, providing hospital-based services, and the clinical training of hundreds of graduate students at Purdue University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Iowa, prior to her employment at the University of Rhode Island. Amy was named an ASHA Fellow in 2007.


Marcia Clark Adunka, AuD, CCC-A

AdunkaMarcia Clark Adunka served as the Director of Audiology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals until a move to Ohio in late 2014. A native of North Carolina, she attained her undergraduate degree at UNC Greensboro and subsequently received her audiology training at UNC Chapel Hill. After graduating, she joined UNC's adult cochlear implant team and took her first leadership position when she became the clinical coordinator of the program. In this role, she was able to help grow the clinical volume and establish UNC as one of the premier cochlear implant centers in the nation. In 2006, Dr. Adunka completed her doctorate in audiology through the University of Florida, and in 2012, she became the director of audiology at UNC Hospitals. During her tenure at UNC, she grew all aspects of the hospital's pediatric and adult audiology programs and has been a strong advocate for the integration of both academic and clinical practices of audiology.


Ana Claudia Harten, PhD, CCC-SLP

Ana Claudia HartenAna is an associate professor at Eastern Michigan University, teaching courses in Multicultural Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, Neurogenic Disorders, and Voice. She has published and presented in national and international venues, and her research interests focus on teaching and learning in higher education, multiculturalism, phonological awareness, voice, text comprehension, and aphasia. She has served ASHA on different capacities, including as a reviewer for ASHA's Grant Program for the Projects on Multicultural Activities and ASHA's Minority Student Leadership Program. She has also served as a member of ASHA Convention Program Committees (Academic/ Educational Issues, Global Issues, and Cultural/Linguistic Diversity topic committees), as well as on the ASHA Multicultural Issues Board. She is currently the editor for ASHA Special Interest Group 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education.


 Jennifer M. Fisher, MS, CCC-SLP

Jennifer FisherJennifer received her Baccalaureate in 1998 from Harding University and a master's degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 2000. She spent 7 years working as a school-based speech-language pathologist. In 2007, she joined the faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Harding University where she currently serves as instructor, externship clinic director, and continuing education administrator. She teaches courses in normal speech and language development, phonetics, and speech sound disorders. Jennifer has served on the Arkansas Speech-Language Hearing Association Board as vice president of continuing education where the role included planning and coordinating the state-wide annual convention.


Mary Hooper, MS, CCC-SLP, BRS-S

Mary U. HooperMary has been a speech-language pathologist for 36 years, earning an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1977 and a graduate degree in Communicative Disorders two years later from the University of New Mexico. In 2012 she became a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing. She currently works for Presbyterian Healthcare System in Albuquerque, NM in NICU, PICU, ICU, and skilled nursing units, as well as performing outpatient Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies three afternoons a week. Mary has been active in the New Mexico State Speech-Language and Hearing Association, NMSHA, holding several offices on the Board including: Secretary (1992–1994), President-Elect (1994–1995), President (1995–96), and Past-President (1996–1997). Mary served from 1998–2007 as an elected representative from New Mexico on the ASHA Legislative Council. She was elected as the Interim Chair for 2008 of the ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council and served on the ASHA Board of Directors in the newly structured governance plan.


Emi Isaki, PhD, CCC-SLP

Emi IsakiEmi Isaki is an assistant professor at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She obtained her MS degree at the University of Utah and PhD at the University of Arizona. She currently teaches graduate courses related to medical speech-language pathology and adult neurogenic disorders, guides student research, and supervises graduate students in the NAU Speech and Hearing Clinic. In the past, she has served on the ASHA Multicultural Issues Board. Her areas of research interest include mild traumatic brain injury/concussion with college athletes, pragmatic deficits in clients with chronic traumatic brain injury, multicultural issues in communication disorders, and community re-entry following neurogenic disorders.


Valeria R. Matlock, EdD, CCC-A

Valeria Roberts MatlockValeria R. Matlock, EdD, CCC-A, is an associate professor and the coordinator of the undergraduate concentration program at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. As an audiologist, she specializes in auditory processing disorders, pediatric hearing assessment, audiologic re/habilitation, and auditory evoked potential. She works with clients/patients of all ages. She has additional interest and expertise in continuing and adult education and learning theory, state regulatory and licensure issues, scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership in the professions. She is a past member of the Tennessee Board of Communications Disorders and Sciences (state regulatory board for audiology and speech-language pathology). Valeria holds her bachelor of science degree in communication disorders, her master's of education degree in audiology, and her doctorate of education degree from Tennessee State University. Valeria is a two-time recipient of the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from ASHA and frequently presents at state and national conventions. She has served as the Continuing Education Administrator for Tennessee State University's ASHA Approved CE Providership where she planned and delivered continuing education courses according to the ASHA CEB's standards. Valeria previously served on the CEB from 2010–2012.


Kerrilyn "Kerri" Rogers Phillips, PhD, CCC-SLP

KerriFor the past 30 years, Kerrilyn has practiced as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings including public schools, hospital/rehab, private practice, and higher education. She holds the doctor of speech-language pathology from Nova Southeastern University and a master's from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University). Currently, Kerri is a professor and Program Director for the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Communication at Louisiana Tech University. Kerri has been actively engaged in the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association where she served in various leadership capacities including President (2005). Currently, she is Vice-Chair and has served as a member of the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 5 terms (2000–2002; 2002–2005 (Chair); 2007–2008; 2008–2011; 2011–2014). Kerri's service to ASHA includes Perspectives editor for SIG 11; Advisory Council Member; and various committees. In 2012, Kerri was elected as a board member for the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology where she serves as newsletter editor and President-Elect in 2015.


Ninevah Wood Murray, MS, CCC-SLP

Ninevah Wood MurrayNinevah earned a bachelor of arts in speech-language pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master's of science in speech-language pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In November 2011, she retired after more than 30 years in the field of speech-language pathology during which time her work experience included various settings such as health care, administration, university clinical education, and public schools. Ninevah also served as the events coordinator for the North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association (2002–2007), and was primarily responsible for planning and implementing state-wide conventions and conferences sponsored by the association. She was a member of the task force to develop the North Carolina Speech-Language Assistants registration exam (1998). Currently, Ninevah serves as the NCSHLA CE Content Consultant. Opportunities for service to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) have included serving on a task force to revise the ASHA Scope of Practice for Speech-Language Pathology (2000) and the Steering Committee for Special Interest Group 16, School-Based Issues (2002–2004). She served on the ASHA Legislative Council (1999–2007) and the Committee on Nominations and Elections (2005–2006).

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