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USMs Ward Elected President of Educational Audiology Association

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:37pm | By: Van Arnold

Dr. Kimberly Ward

Dr. Kimberly Ward, assistant professor in the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected President of the Educational Audiology Association.

The Educational Audiology Association is an international organization of audiologists and related professionals who deliver a full spectrum of hearing services to all children, particularly those in educational settings.

She is currently serving on the Board of Directors as President-Elect as the first year of her three year term. As President, she will represent the association and conduct business according to the bylaws and constitution, preside over meetings of the association as well as Board of Directors meetings, appoint committees, chairs, and special task forces when needed, organize the evaluation of the management firm, assist with biannual conference planning, and promote the best interest of the Association.

 “I am extremely humbled to have been elected to serve the Educational Audiology Association as president for the year of 2020. EAA is making tremendous strides in advocating for its members, our pediatric clients, as well as our profession.” said Ward. “The highly specialized services provided by the members of EAA are instrumental in the educational, vocational, and social success of children with hearing loss. I could not be more honored to serve this outstanding organization and I look forward to seeing it grow.”

A native of Elba, Ala., Ward has been employed at Southern Miss since September, 2012. She teaches a number of graduate courses ranging from Pediatric Audiology to Cochlear Implants to Auditory Processing Disorders. She also serves as the Doctor of Audiology program's Audiology Clinical Education Director.

Ward has previously served as the Vice-President of Convention for the Educational Audiology Association and also currently serves as President of the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association.