2016 Awards and Honors

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 Plural Publishing Research Awards given in honor of the late Dr. Sadanand Singh, Plural’s founder. These two scholarships are awarded by the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the honorees and their faculty sponsors will be acknowledged at the annual CAPCSD meeting award banquet, in San Antonio, TX on March 31.

At the MS/AuD level, the award went to Chelsea Hull of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Working with advisor Dr. Sherri Jones, Chelsea is researching the impact of Sound Field Amplification (SFA) devices, specifically the REDCAT amplification system, on student academic outcomes and teacher perspectives of this amplification system on academic improvement.

CAPCSD Scholarship Chelsea Hull

Chelsea Hull                                                         Au.D. Student                                             University of Nebraska-Lincoln

At the PhD level, the award was given to Nancy Quick of the University of North Carolina. Under advisor Dr. Melody Harrison, the focus of Nancy’s research is on investigating the impact of underlying linguistic sources of knowledge on spelling among children with hearing aids, cochlear implants and normal hearing, utilizing a multilinguistic analytic approach.

CAPCSD Scholarship Nancy Quick

Nancy Quick, M.S. CCC-SLP               University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD Candidate in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Class of 2017

Congratulations Chelsea and Nancy on your achievements!

We would also like to congratulate the following Plural authors who are 2016 Academy Honors Recipients! 

Marion Downs Award for Excellence in Pediatric Audiology

Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD

Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD

Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD

Tharpe co-authored the brand new Second Edition of Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology

Jerger Award for Research in Audiology

Ruth A. Bentler, PhD

Ruth A. Bentler, PhD

Ruth A. Bentler, PhD

Bentler, along with H. Gustav Mueller and Todd A. Ricketts, just released the new Modern Hearing Aids: Verification, Outcome Measures, and Follow-Up. 

We are pleased to announce that Plural author Mark DeRuiter has been elected the next CAPCSD president.


Mark DeRuiter, MBA, PhD

Mark DeRuiter, MBA, PhD is director of graduate studies and clinical programs in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus, where he earned his doctorate. He oversees the Julia Davis Speech-Language-Hearing Center and teaches coursework in counseling and professional issues. Dr. DeRuiter also serves as a clinical placement director and mentor for both audiology and speech-language pathology graduate students. He has taught introductory audiology as well as advanced aural rehabilitation courses both in the United States and Taiwan. Dr. DeRuiter’s research interests are in auditory processing and speech perception.

Mark DeRuiter, along with Virginia Ramachandran, just released the Second Edition of Basic Audiometry Learning Manual. Read more about his accomplishments and order his new book here.


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