2015 Fall Luncheon Honoree

Dr. Judy R. Dubno

Dr. Judy R. Dubno is Professor and Director of the Hearing Research Program in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a prolific researcher, conducting NIH-supported research focused on human auditory function, with emphasis on the processing of auditory information and the recognition of speech, and how these abilities change in adverse listening conditions, with age, and with hearing loss. She has served as Associate Editor and reviewer for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (and at least 10 other scientific journals). Among her many awards are the James Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology from the American Academy of Audiology and the Carhart Memorial Lecture from the American Auditory Society. She served on the ASA Executive Council from 2004-2007 and as ASA Vice President in 2010-2011. She rose to President-Elect in 2013 and served as President of the Society in 2014-15. During her years of service to the ASA she was integrally involved in strategic planning, innovation, and vision mapping for the Society. During that time she has been a strong advocate for Women in Acoustics, and educational outreach missions to ensure a vibrant future of the Society. The ASA School (which recently completed its third session in 2016) was developed under her shared leadership. ASA School is an event where graduate students and early career acousticians in all areas of acoustics learn about and discuss a wide variety of topics related to interdisciplinary acoustical themes, while providing opportunities for meeting faculty and fellow students, developing collaborations and professional relationships within acoustics, and mentoring. We are grateful for Dr. Dubno’s leadership and scholarship, and above all her personal mentorship to members of the Society.

Dr. Dubno is the Women in Acoustics 2015 Fall Luncheon Honoree. Dr. Dubno is also highlighted in the Acoustics Today article, Women in Acoustics: Honoring Some of Our Heroes.