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.

A photo of Howard Goldstein

2021 Kawana Awardee: Howard Goldstein, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Dr. Howard Goldstein is the Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences in Tampa. He is a scholar in the field of child language intervention research. His research focuses on communication, social, and literacy skills of children with or at risk for developmental disabilities.

Dr. Goldstein was previously the Vice President for Science and Research for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). He is an ASHA Fellow and was awarded Honors of the Association in 2016. Dr. Goldstein has also served on ASHA’s Clinical Research, Implementation Science, and Evidence-Based Practice (CRISP) committee and played a key role in establishing and serving on the Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program. He has an extensive publishing history in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) research, including more than 40 contributions to the ASHA journals since 1978.

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 for 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.

2021 Editor’s Award Recipients (for articles published in 2020)

American Journal of Audiology
Editor-in-Chief: Ryan McCreery
Digital Proficiency Is Not a Significant Barrier for Taking Up Hearing Services With a Hybrid Online and Face-to-Face Model
Husmita Ratanjee-Vanmali, De Wet Swanepoel and Ariane Laplante-Lévesque

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
Editors-in-Chief: Erinn Finke & Katherine C. Hustad
Speech-Language Pathology Guidance for Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Multidisciplinary Perspective
Charissa J. Zaga, Vinciya Pandian, Martin B. Brodsky, Sarah Wallace, Tanis S. Cameron, Caroline Chao, Lisa Ann Orloff, Naomi E. Atkins, Brendan A. McGrath, Cathy L. Lazarus, Adam P. Vogel and Michael J. Brenner

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research—Speech Section
Editor-in-Chief: Bharath Chandrasekaran
Validation of a Novel Wearable Electromyography Patch for Monitoring Submental Muscle Activity During Swallowing: A Randomized Crossover Trial
Cagla Kantarcigil, Min Ku Kim, Taehoo Chang, Bruce A. Craig, Anne Smith, Chi Hwan Lee and Georgia A. Malandraki

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research—Language Section
Editor-in-Chief: Stephen Camarata
Parental Language Input to Children With Hearing Loss: Does It Matter in the End?
Susan Nittrouer, Joanna H. Lowenstein and Joseph Antonelli

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research—Hearing Section
Editor-in-Chief: Peggy Nelson
The Clear-Speech Benefit for School-Age Children: Speech-in-Noise and Speech-in-Speech Recognition
Lauren Calandruccio, Heather L. Porter, Lori J. Leibold and Emily Buss

Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
Editor-in-Chief: Holly Storkel
How We Fail Children With Developmental Language Disorder
Karla K. McGregor

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

Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Print Knowledge in Preschool Children With Hearing Loss
Emily Lund, Carly Miller, W. Michael Douglas and Krystal Werfel

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups
Editor-in-Chief: Mary Sandage

Quantifying Post-Swallow Residue in Healthy Aging
Marie Jardine, Anna Miles, Jacqui Allen and Rebecca Leonard

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

A Clinically Valuable Interaction in the Midst of COVID-19 and Beyond: A Viewpoint on the Importance of Patient-Centered Outcomes in Rehabilitative Audiology
Alyssa Davidson and Nicole Marrone

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

Telepractice for Adult Speech-Language Pathology Services: A Systematic Review
Kristen Weidner and Joneen Lowman