Faculty and Staff Awards and Achievements

Outstanding faculty and staff create an optimal environment for teaching and learning. We are privileged to have such an exceptionally accomplished and dedicated group with which to work.
  

Nancy Alarcon, Senior Lecturer
Nancy B. Alarcon, Senior Lecturer

  • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Disorders & Sciences Special Service Award (2007)
  • Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2005)
  • Washington Speech & Hearing Association – Honors of the Association (2002)
  • Washington Speech & Hearing Association - Board Recognition Award (1995)


Truman Coggins, Professor
Truman E. Coggins, Professor

  • UW Faculty Award for Distinguished Contribution to Lifelong Learning Nominee (2002)
  • Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2006)


Patricia Dowden, Clinical Assistant Professor

  • UW Faculty Award for Distinguished Contribution to Lifelong Learning Nominee (2002)
  • Meritorious Course Award from University Continuing Education Association (1997)


Tanya L. Eadie, Associate Professor

  • Editor’s Award, Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (2002)


Diane L. Kendall, Associate Professor

  • Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (2006)


Patricia Kuhl, Professor
Patricia K. Kuhl, Professor

  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America
  • Fellow, American Psychological Society
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Virginia Merrill Bloedel Scholar, University of Washington (1992-1994)
  • Silver Medal, Acoustical Society of America (1997)
  • William P. and Ruth Gerberding University Professor (1997- 2005)
  • Faculty Lectureship Award, University of Washington (1999)
  • Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1998)
  • Elected to Rodin Academy (2000)
  • Elected to Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (2003)
  • Kenneth Craik Award: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England (2005)
  • Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Minnesota (2007)
  • Gold Medal, American Institute of Physics (2008)
  • Endowed Chair for Early Childhood Learning, Bezos Family Foundation (2009)
  • Elected to National Academy of Sciences (2010)
  • IPSEN Foundation’s Jean-Louis Signoret Neuropsychology Prize (2011)


Adrian KC Lee, Associate Professor
Adrian K.C. Lee, Assistant Professor

  • National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award (2009)


Robert M. Miller, Senior Lecturer
Robert M. Miller, Senior Lecturer

  • Clinical Achievement Award, Washington Speech & Hearing Association (1997)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, Outstanding Clinical Achievement for Washington State (1998)
  • Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1999)
  • Distinguished Career Award, Department of Veterans Affairs (2002)
  • Association of Veterans Affairs Speech-Language Pathology Hall of Fame (2005)
  • Visiting Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (2005)


Lesley B. Olswang, Professor Emerita

  • Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, Editor's Award (1986, 1991)
  • American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, Editor's Award (1995)
  • Fulbright Scholar (1994-1995)
  • Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1996)
  • Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award, Honorable Mention, University of Washington (2004)
  • Washington State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Clinical Achievement Award (2004)
  • Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award, University of Washington (2005)
  • University of Illinois Distinguished Alumnus and John J. O’Neill Lecture Speaker (2009)


Kristie A. Spencer, Associate Professor

  • ADVANCE Professor, University of Washington (2005)
  • Advancing Academic-Research Careers Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2005)


Chris Stecker, Associate Professor
G. Christopher Stecker, Associate Professor

  • Faculty Member of the Year, University of Washington Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council Greek Awards (2011)


Kelly Tremblay, Professor
Kelly L. Tremblay, Professor

  • National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging – Summer Institute on Aging Research (1999)
  • Best of Hearing Science Literature, The Hearing Journal (2000)
  • Best of Hearing Science Literature, The Hearing Journal (2001)
  • Editor’s Award, Outstanding Research in Audiology and the Hearing Sciences, Ear and Hearing (2002)
  • Best of Hearing Science Literature, The Hearing Journal (2002)
  • Best of Audiology Literature, The Hearing Journal (2002)
  • Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award Nominee (2003)
  • M.A.B. Brazier Young Investigator Award, International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (2003)
  • Best of Audiology Literature, The Hearing Journal (2003)
  • Best of Hearing Science Literature, The Hearing Journal (2003)
  • Top Ten Contributor, The Hearing Journal (2004)
  • Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award Nominee, University of Washington (2004)
  • Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center – Traveling Scholar (2005-2006)
  • Best of Audiology Literature, The Hearing Journal (2006)
  • Best of Audiology Literature, The Hearing Journal (2007)
  • Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2008)
  • Best of Audiology Literature, The Hearing Journal (2008)
  • Virginia Merrill Bloedel Scholar (2008-2011)
  • Best of Audiology Rehabilitation Literature, The Hearing Journal (2009)


Lynne Werner, Professor
Lynne A. Werner, Professor

  • Virginia Merrill Bloedel Scholar (1999-2002)
  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America (2002)
  • Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award, Honorable Mention, University of
  • Washington (2002)
  • Paper chosen as “Major Work” reprinted in J.G. Bremner and C. Lewis (Ed). Sage Benchmarks in Psychology: Developmental Psychology (2005)
  • Diane Kewley-Port Lecturer, Indiana University (2009)
  • Ruth Symposium Lecturer, James Madison University (2011)