RICHARDSON, Texas (April 4, 2005) – Dr. Ross J. Roeser, executive director of the highly acclaimed Callier Center for Communication Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), has won the 2005 Larry Mauldin Award for Excellence in Education.
Roeser was presented the award over the weekend at the 17th annual convention of the American Academy of Audiology in Washington, D.C. The award, which has been given since 1999 and honors the accomplishments of the late Larry Mauldin and his commitment to the field of audiology, is given to a hearing industry professional who is nominated and selected by his or her peers. The award is sponsored by Beltone Electronics Corporation of Chicago. Mauldin, who died in 1998, was an employee of Beltone and served as the company’s lead trainer for audiology.
The audiology program at UTD, which is part of the Callier Center and the university’s School of Behavorial and Brain Sciences, is ranked among the top five in the United States.
Roeser serves as a professor of communication sciences as well as executive director of the Callier Center, which is renowned for its clinical, educational and research programs in communication disorders. His research interests include the application of hearing-instrument technology to improving communications skills. He has helped develop and evaluate tactile aids, cochlear implants and hearing aids, and has worked to define and expand the role of audiologists in the United States. Roeser also serves as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Audiology, a leading professional publication in the science of hearing and hearing defects and their treatment that boasts a worldwide circulation. He holds a Ph.D. degree in audiology and hearing science from Florida State University.
“Ross Roeser has been one of the national leaders in audiology education, and this award is fitting acknowledgement of his many contributions,” said Dr. Bert Moore, dean of UTD’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. “It can truly be said that he has been one of a very few who have shaped the modern field of training and research in audiology.”
About the Callier Center
Established in 1962, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders is nationally recognized for advances in the treatment and prevention of hearing, speech and language disorders that affect individuals of all ages, from infants to seniors. The center is located on Inwood Road in Dallas, adjacent to such major medical facilities as The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, St. Paul Hospital and Parkland Hospital. The center educates future clinicians and researchers, offers state-of-the-art clinical and educational services and conducts innovative research.
In late 2003, UTD opened a 23,500-square-foot satellite facility of the Callier Center on its campus in Richardson. The new facility offers many of the same services as the original Callier Center to residents of North Dallas and Collin County with speech, language or hearing problems.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.