The American Journal of Audiology (AJA) is pleased to announce the selection of Ryan W. McCreery, PhD, as the new editor-in-chief for the publication. Dr. McCreery will begin his term as editor-in-chief of AJA on January 1, 2020, replacing Sumitrajit (Sumit) Dhar, PhD, who is finishing his term at the end of 2019 and becoming chair of the ASHA Journals Board.

Dr. McCreery is the Director of Research, the Director of the Center for Audiology, and the Director of the Audibility, Perception, and Cognition Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital. His research focuses on the effects of amplification on perception and cognition in children who are hard of hearing.

Dr. McCreery’s Background

Dr. McCreery received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado (2000) and his Master of Science in Audiology (2002) and PhD (2011) in Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Dr. McCreery has had funding from the National Institutes of Health to support his research, including working as a co-investigator with Dr. Elizabeth Walker on the Outcomes of Children With Hearing Loss, Outcomes of School-Age Children Who Are Hard of Hearing, and Complex Listening in School-Age Hard of Hearing Children studies. He received the Early Career Contributions to Research Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2013 and has served as an editor for AJA since 2016.

Dr. McCreery can be reached via email at He welcomes your input and suggestions on how AJA can best serve the Communication Sciences and Disorders community.