Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award Recipients

ASHA is pleased to announce this year's AARC Award recipients. AARC supports the Association's Strategic Objective to Increase Research Commitment. This $5,000 award is given to new faculty in higher education to support their academic and research endeavors in the field of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). The AARC has been awarded since 2004.

2017 Recipients

Rebecca Affoo, Central Michigan University
Teaching Mentor: Mark Lehman, Central Michigan University 
Research Mentors: Justin Bruner, Central Michigan University and Angela Dietsch, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Rebecca Alper, Temple University
Teaching Mentor: Jennifer Ibrahim, Temple University
Research Mentors: James Reilly, Temple University

Christopher Bolinger, Texas Woman's University
Teaching Mentor: Laura Green, Texas Woman's University
Research Mentors: James Dembowski, Texas Tech Health Science Center

Michael Boyle, Montclair State University
Teaching Mentor: Mary Boyle, Montclair State University
Research Mentor: Rodney Gabel, University of Toledo

Erin Bush, University of Wyoming
Teaching Mentor: Sarah Wallace, Duquesne University
Research Mentor: Teresa Ukrainetz, Utah State University

Alison Hendricks, University of Buffalo
Teaching Mentor: Ling-yu Guo, University of Buffalo
Research Mentors: Janna Oetting, Louisiana State University and Chris Tjaden, University of Buffalo

Ramesh Kaipa, Oklahoma State University
Teaching Mentor: Michael Robb, University of Canterbury
Research Mentors: Maureen Sullivan, Oklahoma State University, Edwin Maas, Temple University and Christopher Dromey, Brigham Young University

Kelly Knollman-Porter, Miami University
Teaching Mentor: Rose Marie Ward, Miami University
Research Mentor: Donna Scarborough, Miami University and Jane Straker, Miami University

Samantha Shune, University of Oregon
Teaching Mentor: Rik Lemoncello, Pacific University
Research Mentor: Deanna Linville, University of Oregon

Casey Taliancich-Klinger, Our Lady of the Lake University
Teaching Mentor: Evangelline Nwokah, Our Lady of the Lake University
Research Mentor: Connie Summers, University of Texas–El Paso

Recent Recipients


Mona Botezatu, University of Missouri
Shari DeVeney, University of Nebraska–Omaha
Emily Diehm, University of Toledo
Stacy Harnish, Ohio State University
Kimberly Meigh, West Virginia University
Jennifer Mozeiko, University of Connecticut
Kimberly Murza, University of Northern Colorado
Scheer-Cohen, California State University–San Marcos
Aaron Shield, Miami University
Kimberly Smith, University of South Alabama
Lauren Swineford, Washington State University


Francoise Brosseau-Lapre, Purdue University
Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel, Marquette University
Louise Keegan, Appalachian State University
Mili Kuruvilla-Dugdale, University of Missouri–Columbia
Erin Lundblom, University of Pittsburgh
Rhiannon Luyster, Emerson College
Hua Ou, Illinois State University
Amy Rose, Western Carolina University
Chaleece Sandberg, Pennsylvania State University
Emily Zimmerman, Northeastern University

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