Eric Hunter, Associate Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, has been named a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), one of the highest honors bestowed by this international scientific society.
Nominated by colleagues in the field, Hunter was awarded Fellow status by the ASA Executive Council at its Fall 2015 meeting. His official induction will occur this May at the Spring 2016 meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“I am grateful to receive this recognition from individuals I have admired and tried to emulate,” said Hunter, who also serves as the Associate Chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. “ASA Fellows are some of the most highly accomplished scholars in the field, so it’s an honor to have been invited to join their ranks.”
Hunter is being recognized for his research contributions in the laryngeal function for voice production.
“To describe my research, I use my background in physics, acoustics and biomechanics to examine all aspects of voice mechanism and production,” Hunter said.
Approximately 7,500 people work in acoustics around the world, examining a wide range of topics related to sound. The ASA is one of the largest associations in the field with thousands of members, but only a small percentage distinguish themselves to warrant Fellow status.
“The honors of the ASA is a very big deal,” said Dimitar Deliyski, Chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. “This is one of the highest tokens of appreciation from a worldwide organization, which has been highly respected for nearly 100 years.”