AAA names senior research specialist, new board member

Jennifer Shinn

RESTON, VA—Jennifer Brooke Shinn, PhD, a member of the American Academy of Audiology’s board of directors, will soon join the organization’s staff. Effective February 1, Shinn will become senior research specialist.

In this capacity, she will become the primary advocate for the academy and audiology researchers among research agencies. She will also write the conference grant for the academy’s annual Academy Research Conference (ARC) and support the Research Committee, the ARC Program Committee, and the Education Committee.

After earning her MS in audiology from East Carolina University, Shinn was an educational audiologist in Rochester, NY, and later a clinical audiologist and instructor of surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.  She completed her education at the University of Connecticut, where she received a PhD in 2005, specializing in central auditory processing and electrophysiology.

Currently she is chief of audiology and associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington.

Carol Cokely

Because she will be joining the AAA staff, Shinn will resign from the academy’s board. Deborah Carlson, PhD, president of AAA, said that Carol Cokely, PhD, will serve out the final two years of her term. Cokely is a clinical associate professor at the University of Texas Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders.