Board of Directors
Elizabeth S. McCrea,
Immediate Past President
Elizabeth McCrea, PhD, CCC-SLP is a Clinical Professor Emerita of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University. She retired from the university in 2011. As a member of the department’s faculty, she was both a didactic and clinical educator. She taught courses in the clinical process, professional issues, clinical education, and the organization and administration of public school communication disorders programs. She was also a clinical instructor in the department’s R.L. Milisen Speech and Language Clinic at Indiana University with an emphasis on children’s speech sound and language disorders and language- learning disorders. Dr. McCrea was Director of the R. L. Milisen Speech and Hearing Center for almost a decade and coordinator of the department’s externship program in speech-language pathology until her retirement. She is an ASHA Fellow. Before joining the faculty, Dr. McCrea was a pediatric speech-language pathologist in both school-based and hospital settings. Currently, she continues her work in clinical education in support of the externship program of NOVA Southeastern University.
In addition to her teaching and administration, Dr. McCrea’s research focused on identifying the parameters of best practice in clinical education and supervision. She was the Principal Investigator of a $326,000 four-year Personnel Preparation Grant from the United States Department of Education centered on developing leadership personnel in clinical education. She is the co-author of The Supervisory Process in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and has presented over 50 peer-reviewed or invited papers at national and state meetings on the clinical education process and effective behavior of both supervisors and supervisees within the process.
Dr. McCrea has had multiple volunteer roles in support of ASHA and the professions. She served on both the Legislative and Advisory Councils; she was a member of multiple committees of the Legislative Council, including Program Review, Agenda Setting, the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Legislative Council, and chaired the Resolutions and Legislative Council Coordinating Committees. She has been a member of Special Interest Group 11-Administraton and Supervision since it’s inception as a Division; she served on the steering committee and was Coordinator of the Division for two terms. She previously served on the ASHA Board of Directors as Vice-President for Academic Affairs (2007-2009) and is currently a member of the Financial Planning Board.
Dr. McCrea holds the Master’s degree from the University of Virginia and the PhD from Indiana University.