The ASHA Journals Awards encompass two categories of publications-related awards: The Alfred K. Kawana Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publications and the Editor’s Awards. For information on the ASHA Journals Awards, including present and past recipients, see the ASHA Journals Awards page on ASHAWire.

Alfred K. Kawana Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publications

This award, named in memory of the late Alfred K. Kawana, former director of ASHA publications, recognizes a sustained history of exemplary publications by a scholar whose journal contributions span a period of at least 10 years and are meritorious in their educational, scientific, or clinical value. For information on the Kawana Award, including present and past recipients, see the Kawana Award page on ASHAWire.

2020 Kawana Awardee: Judy R. Dubno, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina 

Judy R. Dubno is Professor and Director of the Hearing Research Program in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Her extensive research focuses on a multitude of important topics, such as auditory perception, sensorineural hearing loss, presbycusis, and speech recognition. 

Dr. Dubno is an ASHA Fellow and has previously been awarded Honors of the Association (2018) as well as an ASHA Journals Editor’s Award (1996). Her prolific publishing career includes more than 20 contributions to the ASHA Journals since 1981.

About the ASHA Journals Awards

It is our hope that these awards infuse a strong spirit of friendly competition, increase collaborative research among peers, and encourage a consistent if not increased level of engagement in research by ASHA members and by communication sciences and disorders (CSD) professionals. The award-winning articles demonstrate the importance of CSD professionals not only performing research and conducting scholarly studies but also writing about, reporting on, publicizing, and sharing that research with colleagues and the CSD community.

Editor’s Awards

An Editor’s Award is given for AJA, AJSLP, LSHSS, JSLHR (Hearing section), JSLHR (Language section), JSLHR (Speech section) and by each of the four Editors-in-Chief of Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups to the article that the editor-in-chief and editors feel meets the highest quality standards in research design, presentation, and impact for a given year.

2020 Editor’s Award Recipients (for articles published in 2019)

American Journal of Audiology (Editor-in-Chief: Sumitrajit Dhar)

Age at Full-Time Use Predicts Language Outcomes Better Than Age of Surgery in Children Who Use Cochlear Implants
Lisa R. Park, Erika B. Gagnon, Erin Thompson, and Kevin D. Brown

American Journal of Speech Language Pathology (Editor-in-Chief: Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer)

Relationships Between Radiation Exposure Dose, Time, and Projection in Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies
Heather Shaw Bonilha, Janina Wilmskoetter, Sameer Tipnis, Janet Horn, Bonnie Martin-Harris, and Walter Huda

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research — Speech Section (Editor-in-Chief: Bharath Chandrasekaran)

Reference Values for Healthy Swallowing Across the Range From Thin to Extremely Thick Liquids
Catriona M. Steele, Melanie Peladeau-Pigeon, Carly A. E. Barbon, Brittany T. Guida, Ashwini M. Namasivayam-MacDonald, Weslania V. Nascimento, Sana Smaoui, Melanie S. Tapson, Teresa J. Valenzano, Ashley A. Waito, and Talia S. Wolkin

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research  — Language Section (Editor-in-Chief: Sean Redmond)

Specific Language Impairment in African American English and Southern White English: Measures of Tense and Agreement with Dialect-Informed Probes and Strategic Scoring 
Janna B. Oetting, Jessica R. Berry, Kyomi D. Gregory, Andrew M. Rivière, and Janet McDonald

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research  — Hearing Section (Editor-in-Chief: Frederick Gallun)

Listening Effort by Native and Nonnative Listeners Due to Noise, Reverberation, and Talker Foreign Accent During English Speech Perception 
Z. Ellen Peng and Lily M. Wang

Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (Editor-in-Chief: Holly Storkel)

Speech-Language Pathology and the Youth Offender: Epidemiological Overview and Roadmap for Future Speech-Language Pathology Research and Scope of Practice
Pamela C. Snow

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups
Editor-in-Chief Brenda Beverly

Improving Patient Safety and Patient–Provider Communication
Richard R. Hurtig, Rebecca M. Alper, Karen N. T. Bryant, Krista R. Davidson, and Chelsea Bilskemper

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups
Editor-in-Chief Angela Ciccia

Does Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Benefit Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Treated With Radiation Therapy?
Susan E. Langmore

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups
Editor-in-Chief Barbara Cone

Knowledge Is Power: Improving Outcomes for Patients, Partners, and Professionals in the Digital Age
Melanie Ferguson, David Maidment, Helen Henshaw, and Rachel Gomez

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups
Editor-in-Chief Patrick Finn

Ethical Considerations for Client-Centered Telepractice
Ellen R. Cohn and Jana Cason