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  • Faculty Forum on Engaged Scholarship Poster Presentation
    Assistant Professor Robin Risling-de Jong recently presided over a poster presentation on breaking down barriers to health care for the homeless population during the 2015 Faculty Forum on Engaged Scholarship - ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING COMMUNITY ENGAGED RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP AT USA.
  • Grant funds High School Scholars and Science Laboratories
    At the Professional Development extension event held November 14, 2014, Davidson and Murphy High Schools received a combined total of over $12, 000 in laboratory wish list items from the Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Academy (ESEHSA) at the University of South Alabama (USA).
  • Mortar Board Names Top Professors for 2014
    The following faculty have been named by Mortar Board as Top Professors for 2014.
    Biomedical Sciences-Dr. Robin Mockett, Dr. Padma Thulasiraman, Dr. Kari Dugger, and Dr. Julio Turrens
    Occupational Therapy-Dr. Courtney Sasse
    Physical Therapy-Dr. Coral Gubler
    Speech Pathology and Audiology-Dr. Tara Davis
  • 2014 Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama (SHAA) Outstanding Graduate Student
    Congratulations to Lori Foran who received the 2014 Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama (SHAA) Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
  • Associate Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology named Faculty Senate President
    Congratulations to Dr. Julie Estis, Associate Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, for being named Faculty Senate President.
  • Associate Professor of Audiology Receives Faculty Award for “Excellence in Research”
    Congratulations to Dr. Ishara Ramkissoon, Associate Professor of Audiology, for receiving the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions Faculty Award for “Excellence in Research”.
  • SPA Faculty Receives USA Faculty Development Council Research Grant
    Congratulations to Dr. Tara Davis and Dr. Kelli Evans for receiving a USA Faculty Development Council research grant for $4954 for their proposal "Information Processing by Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials".
  • SPA Faculty Research Published in Scholarly Journal
    Congratulations to Dr. Ramkissoon and Dr. Beverly for their 2014 publication "Auditory Middle Latency Responses in Chronic Smokers Compared to Nonsmokers: Differential Effects of Stimulus and Age" in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR).


Hall of Fame
Year Name Dept.
2015 Dr. Andrew C. Bennett PT
2014 None  
2013 Dr. Jennifer Lister SPA
2012 Dr. Peter C. Panus PT
2011 Nicole Nix Sartain CRC
2010 Paige Plash PT
2009 David Wildebrandt OT
2008 Lt Col Brian Casleton CLS
2007 Wade Shields PA
2006 Sidney Scarborough PT
2005 Laurie Beth Owen CLS

Andy & Carol Denny National Alumni Awards Excellence in Teaching and Advising
(Awarded in Sept each year)
Year Name Award
2008 Dr. Brad Davis Teaching
2005 Dr. Brenda Beverly Teaching
2004 Dr. Cindy Stanfield Teaching
2002 Dr. Charles Gray Teaching
2001 Dr. Dennis Fell Teaching
2001 Melissa Wold Advising

Faculty Awards Banquet
(Awarded each Spring Semester)
Year Name Dept Award
2015 Dr. Julie Estis SPA Teaching
2015 Dr. Susan Gordon-Hickey SPA Teaching
2015 Dr. Diane Abercrombie PA Research
2015 Mona Hagmaier PA Service
2014 Dr. Zari Aliabadi PA Teaching
2014 Dr. Ishara Ramkissoon SPA Research
2014 Dr. Laura White PT Service
2013 Dr. Donna Wooster OT Teaching
2013 Dr. Julio Turrens BMD/Dean Research
2013 Scotty McArthur EMS Service
2012 Dr. Elizabeth Adams SPA Teaching
2012 Dr. Susan Gordon-Hickey SPA Research
2012 Charlie Erwin EMS Service
2011 Dr. Jim Henderson PA Teaching
2011 David Garmon EMS Service
2010 Dr. Charles Newell RAD Teaching
2010 Dr. Julie Estis SPA Research
2010 Dr. Jean Irion PT Service
2009 Dr. Marjorie Scaffa OT Teaching
2009 Dr. Tim Holston SPA Service
2008 Dr. Brad Davis BMD Teaching
2008 Dr. Marjorie Scaffa OT Service
2007 Dr. Barry Dale PT Teaching
2007 Dr. Robert Moore SPA Research
2007 Rich Nenstiel PA Service
2006 Dr. John Jefferson PT Teaching
2006 Dr. Flint Boettcher SPA Research
2006 Dr. Dennis Fell PT Service
2005 Dr. Brenda Beverly SPA Teaching
2005 Dr. Jim Wall PT Research
2005 Vicki Barrett CLS Service
2003 Dr. Charles Gray PT Teaching
2003 Dr. Mike Spector BMD Research
2003 Dr. Cindy Stanfield BMD Service