Noma Anderson, PhD, dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), will receive the Honors of the Association Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) during its convention in Denver, Colorado. She will be presented with the honor during an awards ceremony in November.
The Honors of the Association is the highest award given by the ASHA and is a public recognition of distinguished and exceptional contributions to the field of speech, language and hearing.
Prior to her appointment at UTHSC in 2010, Dean Anderson was the immediate past chair and a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. She was also dean of the School of Health Sciences at FIU for five years. Prior to that, Dean Anderson was chair for 10 years and on the faculty for 16 years in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Named a Fellow of ASHA in 1992, Dean Anderson was on the board of directors for ASHA from 1998-2000 as vice president for academic affairs, and again from 2006-2008, and served as president in 2007.
Dean Anderson holds a PhD in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MS in speech pathology from Emerson College in Boston. She received her BA in speech pathology and audiology from Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders. For more information, visit www.asha.org.