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Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award Recipients

AARC Resources

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.

2021 Recipients

Crystle Alonzo, San Diego State University
Teaching Mentor: Sonja Pruitt-Lord, San Diego State University
Research Mentor: Trina Spencer, University of South Florida

Shruti Deshpande, St. John’s University
Teaching Mentor: Gary Martin, St. John’s University
Research Mentor: De Wet Swanepoel, University of Pretoria

Hope Gerlach, Western Michigan University
Teaching Mentor: Derek Daniels, Wayne State University
Research Mentor: Eilidh Cage, University of Stirling

Ann Guernon, Lewis University
Teaching Mentor: Tina Veale, Lewis University
Research Mentor: Theresa Bender Pape, Hines VA Hospital

Tyson Harmon, Brigham Young University
Teaching Mentor: Jerry Hoepner, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
Research Mentor: William Evans, University of Pittsburgh

Roha Mariam Kaipa, Oklahoma State University
Teaching Mentor: John Tetknowski, Oklahoma State University
Research Mentor: Raul Rojas, University of Texas at Dallas

Thea Knowles, University at Buffalo
Teaching Mentor: Alison Hendricks, University at Buffalo
Research Mentor: Jeff Higginbotham, University at Buffalo

Victoria McKenna, University of Cincinnati
Teaching Mentor: Suzanne Boyce, University of Cincinnati
Research Mentor: Karla Washington, University of Cincinnati

Katrina Nicholas, California State University, East Bay
Teaching Mentor: Shubha Kashinath, California State University, East Bay
Research Mentor: Amanda Owen Van Horne, University of Delaware

Claire Wofford, Western Carolina University
Teaching Mentor: Amy Rose and Johanna Price, Western Carolina University
Research Mentor: Bill Ogletree, Western Carolina University

Previous Recipients


Carly Alicea, Nazareth College
Alisa Baron, The University of Rhode Island
Milijana Buac, Northern Illinois University
Natalie Covington, University of Minnesota
Suma Devanga, Western Michigan University
Felicidad Garcia, Temple University
Katelyn Kotlarek, University of Wyoming
Karissa Marble Flint, Wichita State University
Carlos Nye, University of New Mexico
Siva Priya Santhanam, Metropolitan State University of Denver


Kristen Allison, Northeastern University
Kathryn Cabbage, Brigham Young University
Szu-Han Chen, SUNY Fredonia
Christopher Constantino, Florida State University
Alexandra Hollo, West Virginia University
Jennifer Mack, University of Massachusetts–Amherst
Sabiha Parveen, Oklahoma State University     
Bonnie Slavych, University of Central Missouri
Anusha Sundarrajan, San Francisco State University
Janet Vuolo, The Ohio State University

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