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Candidate for Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Audiology: Ianthe Dunn-Murad, ScD, CCC-A

Why are you running for Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Audiology on the ASHA Board of Directors?


The ASHA Leader asked the candidates:

What is your top priority if elected to the ASHA Board of Directors?

My top priority would be to put ethics and high moral values at the front of every issue that comes to my attention. Given the current trends and critical issues facing the profession, my hope would be to educate and increase member awareness of the challenges in actively recruiting and retaining CSD professionals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. I hope to bring my diverse viewpoint and contribute to the conversation to find solutions so that we may increase members’ cultural competencies and proactively manage the ethical climate to ensure the effectiveness of service delivery. Ethics is everybody’s business and should be everyone’s top priority! Lastly, I will continue the good work of the Board, as I am committed to supporting our outstanding leadership.

Ianthe Dunn-Murad, ScD, CCC-A, is a bilingual audiologist with extensive clinical, supervisory, and administrative experience in hospitals, medical clinics, and university settings. Her clinical specialty is in adult diagnostics, with a specific interest in (1) global, humanitarian, community-based hearing health care, (2) the recruitment and retention of students from cultural and diverse linguistic backgrounds into communication sciences and disorders (CSD) academic programs, and (3) the infusion of service-learning experiences into clinical education. 

A clinical audiologist for more than 23 years, Dr. Dunn-Murad oversees clinical programming for the Long Island AuD Consortium, which offers a clinical doctorate in audiology through the cooperation of Hofstra, Adelphi, and St. John’s Universities. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Hofstra University, in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. She received a master of arts degree and a bachelor of arts degree from St. John’s University and subsequently earned her ScD from the School of Health and Medical Sciences of Seton Hall University in 2002. Dr. Dunn-Murad has maintained her membership and Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA for 23 consecutive years. 

She has been an active volunteer for ASHA. She served as member-at-large on the Multicultural Issues Board in 2010—and, in 2016, she was among 28 professionals nationwide chosen for ASHA's 2016–2017 Leadership Development Program for audiologists. She also served as the New York state representative on ASHA’s Audiology Advisory Council (2017) and was on the ASHA Convention Program Committee (2018, 2019 Topic Co-Chair, and 2020). Most currently (2020), she serves as a Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) site visitor. In addition to her service to ASHA, in June 2017, Dr. Dunn-Murad was appointed to serve on the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for the New York State Office of Professions, Education Department. She also serves on the Global Standards Steering Committee for the Coalition of Global Hearing Health—a committee tasked with developing global guidelines for humanitarian ear and hearing care outreach projects. 

When not busy with work and service, Dr. Dunn-Murad enjoys time with her husband and three children. As a native New Yorker, she enjoys the outdoors and Broadway shows.

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