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on task forces and advisory committees for the National In- stitute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Kathy joined the ASA the same year she received her PhD and has served the Society in many capacities. She chaired the Speech Communication Technical Committee and has served on the Committee on Medals and Awards, the Hon- ors Committee, and the Committee on Special Fellowships. Kathy was a member of the ASA Executive Council (1980- 1983), vice president (1990-1991), and president (2000- 2001).
Kathy has been elected a Fellow of four distinguished societ- ies: ASA in 1967, the American Association for the Advance- ment of Science, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the New York Academy of Sciences. She was awarded the Silver Medal in Speech Communication in 2005 for research and leadership in speech production and the ASA Gold Medal in 2007 for pioneering research and leadership in speech production and dedicated service to the Society.
Regardless of the research project or the deadline, Kathy has always thought about her students and colleagues as individu- als. She has helped her students to think more clearly and then to express those thoughts more clearly but left the credit for their thesis research to them. Even with a major grant dead- line looming, she has worried and celebrated with her stu- dents and colleagues about issues in their personal lives.
Fall 2014 Honoree Diane Kewley-Port
Diane Kewley-Port is a pioneer in audi- tory models of speech processing. She completed a science engineering degree at the University of Michigan in 1964, when few engineering graduates were women. She completed her PhD at the Gradu- ate Center of the City University of New
York in 1981. Diane worked at Indiana University as a re- search scientist while raising her three children before join- ing the faculty in 1987 in speech and hearing sciences and becoming a full professor in 1999. Diane’s research includes psychophysical studies of speech and complex nonspeech sounds with normal and impaired listeners, computer-based speech training aids for improving disordered speech and reducing foreign accents, and microcomputer applications of voice input/output for communication disorders. Now a professor emerita, Diane helped support and mentor more than 50 students through 20 federally funded grants, mostly
from the NIH and the National Science Foundation (NSF). In addition, she is a founding member of a small business, Communication Disorders Technology, Inc.
Diane was elected a Fellow of the ASA in 1993 and has served the Society in many capacities. Diane served as chair of Speech and Communication Technical Committee (2001- 2004), a member of the ASA Executive Council (2005-2008), and vice president (2009-2010) and is a member of Strategic TaskForce3:DisseminationofKnowledgeandInformation. Diane was an associate editor for The Journal of the Acousti- cal Society of America (JASA; 1987-1990).
Diane’s former students often express their gratitude for the outstanding training she provided. Diane made sure every- one in the lab was exposed to every aspect of being an aca- demic researcher and had opportunities to present, publish, and network. Her hands-on mentoring style did not end af- ter a student’s graduation because she continued to encour- age, support, and collaborate as they began their careers.
Spring 2015 Honoree Ellen Livingston
Since receiving her PhD in mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, in 1982, Ellen Livingston has had an influential career in the underwater acoustics community. From 1982 to 1985, she was a research analyst in the Undersea Warfare Technology Division of the Naval
Intelligence Support Center in Washington, DC, focusing on antisubmarine warfare (ASW) acoustic modeling and passive sonar signal processing. From 1985 to 1995, Ellen was a research mathematician in the Acoustic Signal Pro- cessing Branch of the Naval Research Laboratory in Wash- ington, DC. Her research focused on acoustic propagation modeling, space-time array signal processing, and advanced acoustic data inversion techniques using Arctic, deep-water Pacific, and surf zone experimental data.
In 1996, Ellen transitioned to leadership roles at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). From 1996 to 2009, she served as the ONR Ocean Acoustics Program Manager and Team Lead in Arlington, VA, supporting innovative directions in ocean acoustic research and enabling comprehensive at-sea acoustic experiments. Ellen was an associate director in the London ONR Global from 2010 to 2014. She was respon- sible for the establishment and development of collabora- tive research between international and US investigators for ocean sciences and ASW research. Ellen is currently the pro-
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