Alex F. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Honors, served as Provost at the MGH Institute (Boston, MA) for 14 years. Prior to that he served as department chair at Wayne State University. In 1998, Johnson launched the Division of Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders at the Henry Ford Medical Center i(Department of Neurology) in Detroit, MI. Johnson’s academic interests have focused on medical speech-language pathology and neurologic communication disorders. He has been involved in the development of widely used outcome measures in voice and swallowing disorders and communication quality. He co-edited (with Barbara Jacobson), Medical Speech-Language Pathology: A Practitioner’s Guide, now in its 3rd edition. Johnson is an ASHA Fellow, has received the Honors of ASHA and NSSLHA, and is a Distinguished Scholar in the National Academies of Practice.