Academic Affairs Board

Liaisons with the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.


The charge of the Academic Affairs Board is to (a) identify and monitor critical issues, forecast needs and trends, develop resources, implement programs, and recommend actions that address academic preparation and (b) support and enhance capacity building efforts in response to clinical and faculty–researcher personnel needs and shortages.


10 members: 4 audiology, 4 speech-language pathology, 1 from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), 1 from NSSLHA


  • Glen Tellis, Chair (and SLP member)
  • Janet Koehnke, Board Liaison-Audiology
  • A. Lynn Williams, Board Liaison-Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ann Eddins Clockler, CAPCSD Liaison
  • Barbara Cone
  • Jessica J. Messersmith
  • Srikanta Kumar Mishra
  • Maria Claudia Franca
  • M. Dawn Nelson
  • Sally Wilson, NSSLHA
  • Jeff P. Searl
  • Ann A. Tyler


3 years


​2 meetings annually (including Committee Day at the ASHA Convention) as well as 6-10 conference calls

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

Members appointed will have expertise in academic, clinical and/or research education and hold faculty appointments in a communication sciences and disorders program or equivalent at institutions of higher education.

Staff Liaison

Loretta Nunez, ex officio (