Honored Women

Distinguished Women

WIA Honorees

ASA Female Medal Recipients

Gold Medal

  • 2007 – Katherine S. Harris – For pioneering research and leadership in speech production and dedicated service to the Society.
  • 2008 – Patricia K. Kuhl – For contributions to understanding how children acquire spoken language and for leadership in the Society.

R. Bruce Lindsay Award

  • 1987 – Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac – For outstanding contributions to developing an improved understanding of the dynamic response of electret transducers and noise propagation in urban environments.
  • 1995 – Beverly A. Wright – For contributions to the understanding of auditory processing of complex sound.
  • 2003 – Dani Byrd – For research in motor control and timing in speech production.
  • 2005 – Lily M. Wang – For contributions to room and musical acoustics.
  • 2009 – Kelly Benoit-Bird – For contributions in marine ecological acoustics.
  • 2013 – Eleanor P. J. Stride – For contributions to biomedical application of bubbles.
  • 2016 – Megan S. Ballard – For contributions to underwater acoustic propagation modeling and inversion techniques in acoustical oceanography.

Silver Medal in Musical Acoustics

  • 1981 – Carleen M. Hutchins – For outstanding contributions and leadership in the development of a new violin family of musical instruments, and for leadership in the acoustical research on bowed string musical instruments.

Silver Medal in Physical Acoustics

  • 2013 – Andrea Prosperetti – For contributions to bubble dynamics and multiphase flow.
  • 2017 – Evgenia Zabolotskaya – For contributions to nonlinear aciustics and bubble dynamics.

Silver Medal in Speech Communication

  • 1997 – Patricia K. Kuhl – For contributions to the understanding of innate and learned aspects of speech perception and production.
  • 2005 – Katherine S. Harris – For research and leadership in speech production.
  • 2008 – Winifred Strange – For contributions to understanding speech perception.
  • 2014 – Sheila E. Blumstein – For contributions to understanding how acoustic signals are transformed into linguistic representations.

Distinguished Service Citation

  • 1997 – Alice H. Suter
  • 1999 – Elaine Moran
  • 2000 – F. Avril Brenig
  • 2016 – Susan B. Blaeser

A. B. Wood Medal and Prize of the Institute of Acoustics

  • 2008 – Judith Bell

ASA Female Officers

Presidents

  • Patricia K. Kuhl                          (1999-2000)
  • Katherine S. Harris                      (2000-2001)
  • Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac               (2003-2004)
  • Mardi C. Hastings                       (2011-2012)
  • Judy R. Dubno                            (2014-2015)
  • Christy K. Holland                      (2015-2016)
  • Marcia J. Isakson                        (2017-2018)
  • Lily Wang                                   (2018-2019)

 

Vice Presidents 

  • Edith L.R. Corliss                        1979-80
  • Katherine S. Harris                      1990-91
  • Patricia K. Kuhl                          1996-97
  • Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac               1997-98
  • Janet M. Weisenberger                2001-02
  • Donna L. Neff                             2005-06
  • Diane Kewley-Port                      2009-10
  • Judy R. Dubno                            2010-11
  • Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp           2011-12
  • Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham   2014-15
  • Lily M. Wang                              2015-16