James Jerger, PhD
James Jerger, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received his PhD in audiology from Northwestern University in 1954. He remained on the NU faculty until 1961, and then moved to Gallaudet College in Washington, DC, for a brief period as Research Professor of audiology. From 1962 to 1968 he served as Director of Research at the Houston Speech and Hearing Center, and then moved to Houston's Baylor College of Medicine, where he remained for the next twenty-nine years as Professor of Audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, and as Chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Services of the Methodist Hospital. In 1997 Jerger sought, but failed to achieve, semi-retirement in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences of the University of Texas at Dallas. Here he continues to mentor doctoral candidates in audiology as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence.