Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups (Perspectives) is pleased to announce the selection of Celeste Domsch, PhD, and Dawn Konrad-Martin, PhD, as two new editors-in-chief for the journal. Drs. Domsch and Konrad-Martin will begin their terms on January 1, 2022, succeeding inaugural editors-in-chief Barbara Cone, PhD, and Patrick Finn, PhD. They will join Brenda Beverly, PhD, and Mary Sandage, PhD, as the editors-in-chief of the journal.
Dr. Domsch’s Background
Dr. Domsch is a professor and regent’s teacher in the department of communication disorders at Texas State University, where she is also the graduate advisor and Master’s program coordinator. She received her Master of Arts in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and her PhD in hearing and speech sciences from Vanderbilt University in 2003.
Dr. Domsch has a long history with Perspectives, serving as a reviewer in 2015 before becoming the associate editor for Special Interest Group (SIG) 16 in 2016. In 2019, she became the editor for SIG 16.
Dr. Domsch is well-versed in the interests of the individual SIG coverage areas for which she will serve as EIC: higher education (SIG 10), administration and supervision (SIG 11), cultural and linguistic diversity (SIG 14), global issues in communication sciences and disorders (SIG 17), and telepractice (SIG 18). She has also developed proposals for presentations specifically aimed to foster relationships between scientists and practitioners, a particular focus of Perspectives as a scholarly review journal aiming to bridge research and practice. She is principal investigator on a 5-year, $1.5M grant from the Health Resources Services Administration that provides scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Dr. Domsch can be reached via email at email@example.com. She welcomes your input and suggestions on how Perspectives can best serve the higher education, administration and supervision, cultural and linguistic diversity, global issues, and telepractice communities, and the discipline of communication sciences and disorders at large.
Dr. Konrad-Martin’s Background
Dr. Konrad-Martin, PhD, is associate director of the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) located in Portland, Oregon at the VA Portland Health Care System. She is also an associate professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Konrad-Martin completed a PhD in audiology at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1999, a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in hearing science at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE, and was an assistant professor in the department of communication disorders and sciences at Rush University in Chicago, IL prior to joining the NCRAR.
As associate director and research investigator at NCRAR, her work aligns with the research interests of all four audiology SIGs: research and diagnostics in hearing and hearing disorders (SIG 6), aural rehabilitation and its instrumentation (SIG 7), audiology and public health (SIG 8), and hearing and hearing disorders in childhood (SIG 9). The overall goal of Dr. Konrad-Martin’s research is to provide an evidence base for preventive and rehabilitative interventions for hearing loss shaped according to the mechanistic deficits, sites of lesion, and individual differences as well as preferences of patients. She studies the auditory injury and functional consequences of common forms of acquired hearing loss, including ototoxicity, noise overexposure, diabetes and normal aging. She also investigates methods for improving access to ototoxicity management for cancer patients.
Dr. Konrad-Martin has served as a member of the Coordinating Committee (formerly known as the Steering Committee) for SIG 6 from 2004 through 2009. She has been a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association Scientific Affairs Committee, the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence, Pharmaceutical Interventions for Hearing Loss working group, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Translational Hearing Center in the department of biomedical sciences at Creighton University. Currently, Dr. Konrad-Martin is also serving as a guest editor for a special issue of the American Journal of Audiology on ototoxicity and noise featuring select papers from the NCRAR Biennial Conference.
Dr. Konrad-Martin can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She welcomes your input and suggestions on how Perspectives can best serve the audiology community and the discipline of communication sciences and disorders at large. She is especially interested receiving clinical perspectives that can inform publication priorities.