Honored Women

WIA Luncheon 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.
  • 2020 – Judy R. Dubno – For contributions to understanding age-related hearing loss and for leadership in the acoustics community.

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.
  • 2001 – Purnima Ratilal – For contributions to the theory of wave propagation and scattering through a waveguide, and to the acoustic remote sensing of marine life.
  • 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 Engineering Acoustics

  • 2001 – Ilene J. Busch Vishniac – For development of novel electret microphones and of micro-electro-mechanical sensors and positioners.

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

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.
  • 2020 – Anne Cutler – For contributions to understanding speech recognition by native and non-native listeners, and leadership in speech science.

Interdisciplinary Silver Medal – Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal

  • 2019 – Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham – Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal in Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Speech Communication, and Architectural Acoustics  – For contributions to understanding the perceptual, cognitive, and neural bases of speech perception in complex acoustic environments

Distinguished Service Citation

  • 1973 – Betty H. Goodfriend
  • 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

  • 1990 – Ann P. Dowling
  • 2008 – Judith Bell

ASA Female Officers

Presidents

  • Patricia K. Kuhl: 1999-2000
  • Katherine S. Harris: 2000-01
  • Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac: 2003-04
  • Mardi C. Hastings: 2011-12
  • Judy R. Dubno: 2014-15
  • Christy K. Holland: 2015-16
  • Marcia J. Isakson: 2017-18
  • Lily M. Wang: 2018-19
  • Diane Kewley-Port: 2020-21

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
  • Peggy B. Nelsen: 2019-20

Other Distinguished Women