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Board Elections

2022 Elections and VP Appointment

CAPCSD is pleased to announce the results of the 2022 elections and the VP of Organizational Advancement appointment.

Terms begin July 1, 2022.


Jennifer Simpson, Au.D., CCC-A
Purdue University
Clinical Professor and Associate Head

Three (3) years of service
July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 President-Elect
July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 President
July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025 Past-President

Jennifer Simpson

I have been a clinical faculty member at Purdue for 20 years. I received my master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and my clinical doctorate degree in audiology from the University of Florida. I hold my CCC-A and am currently a Clinical Professor in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Department at Purdue University. Before joining Purdue, I worked as an audiologist at the Denver Veteran’s Medical Center and the San Francisco Veteran’s Medical Center, serving veterans and providing clinical education to graduate students.

Currently, I teach graduate AuD students in both the on-campus clinic and the classroom. In the clinic, I teach clinical skills to first and second-year graduate students while we evaluate and treat patients of all ages. In the classroom, I teach a professional issues seminar course to our third-year cohort and teach a case-based, asynchronous, online course, “Integrative Audiology Grand Rounds” to our third and fourth-year graduate students. I’m also the externship coordinator for our fourth-year audiology students.


Ashley Harkrider, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Two (2) years of service
July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024


Ashley Harkrider

I am Professor and Chair of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In this position, I manage a multi-million-dollar academic and clinical budget, oversee four on-campus clinics that provide over 10,000 services per year with an annual gross revenue of approximately $1 million, and have fostered the research growth of the department from essentially no extramural support to millions of dollars. Additionally, I manage the dissemination and investment of all scholarships and funds. In my 14 years as Chair, our department has never finished the fiscal year in the red, except for the COVID years. Using a portion of our clinical revenues each year, I work with my leadership team to budget purchases of state-of-the-art equipment to support our clinics, classrooms, and research labs, provide travel for 33 faculty to conferences, fund start-up expenses for new faculty, and support stipends for graduate assistants. In the past four years, I have worked closely with the university to design and implement the renovation of approx. 60,000 square feet of space for our department.

As Chair, I mentor 13 tenure track or tenured faculty, 20 non tenure track (clinical) faculty, 18 staff members, and oversee four (4) degree programs totaling approximately 250 students. In addition to my administrative duties, I have maintained an active and productive research laboratory, successfully advised many doctoral students (AuD. and Ph.D.), and provided service to the university and profession, including multiple leadership positions.

I received my B.A. in English from University of North Carolina in 1993, my M.A. in Audiology from University of Tennessee in 1995, and my Ph.D. in Hearing Science (Mentor: Craig Champlin) from University of Texas-Austin in 1999.

VP of Organizational Advancement

Maya Clark, Ph.D.
Program Director and Associate Professor
Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus

Two (2) years of service
July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024





Nominations Process

Desired Qualifications

Positions should be filled by individuals who have a passion for service to CAPCSD and believe their skill sets lend themselves to helping CAPCSD accomplish its mission and vision.

  • Individuals nominated for President-Elect have a demonstrated record of leadership and familiarity with CAPCSD’s mission and goals.
  • Individuals nominated for Secretary and Treasurer have a demonstrated record of leadership and a desire to generate and maintain documentation critical to the mission of CAPCSD.

Why consider volunteering for CAPCSD?

CAPCSD is the preeminent association for advancing the mission and goals of programs in communication sciences and disorders. We operate in an allied manner with other professional organizations, such as ASHA and AAA, and are the only organization whose mission is to improve the academic environment for our disciplines. If you have a passion for curriculum, administration, teaching, clinical education, or other aspects of working in a university CSD department, please consider applying your enthusiasm and skills to a role within CAPCSD.

What are the benefits of serving CAPCSD in a volunteer role?

  • Influence the issues that affect the academy.
  • Make a direct impact on CAPCSD’s visionary programs, such as the Ph.D. scholarships, annual conference, Leadership Academy, and Clinical Educator resources, just to name a few.
  • Develop a broader vision of the issues impacting CSD faculty, students, and programs.
  • Represent an association of individuals who are specifically concerned with the education of future professionals, rather than a sub-group of a professional association.
  • Rely on the support of professional and highly trained staff via CAPCSD’s association management company who assist volunteers with accomplishing their work.
  • Develop a close network of colleagues who value our work environments in similar ways and who also like to have a good time while working!

What kind of time commitment can I expect?

The Board of Directors meets via teleconference once a month during the year and has four (4) face-to-face meetings: January, July, the Tuesday before the ASHA convention, and the two days prior to the CAPCSD annual conference. 

For more information on the roles and duties of each position, please review the Policies and Procedures manual. CAPCSD covers most travel expenses for meetings related to volunteer responsibilities.


The Nomination Process

Submit the online nomination form describing your qualifications for the position for which you, or your colleague, would like to be considered. 

  • All nominations for President-Elect and Secretary that are submitted by the deadline are forwarded to the CAPCSD Nominations Committee.
  • All nominees will be contacted within one week of the deadline to confirm the nominee’s willingness to accept a nomination.
  • Each nominee’s application will be reviewed by the Nominations Committee. Online interviews for top nominees will be scheduled in early January. After interviews are conducted, the Nominations Committee will determine the top nominee for each open position and confirm each nominee’s acceptance.
  • The process will result in a single slate of officers developed by the Nominations Committee that will be presented to the Board of Directors at their winter board meeting. The approved single slate will then be voted on by the membership. Program directors will cast the vote for their program and are encouraged to solicit input from their faculty, clinic directors, and staff.
  • The 2023 slate will be announced at the CAPCSD annual conference during the business meeting, on Saturday, April 15, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. Elections open shortly thereafter.
  • Terms officially begin July 1, 2023, but orientation and training may occur prior to that date. 

How to Submit a Nomination

The Call for Nominations Opens - TBA


What is Requested on the Nomination Form?

  • The position for which the person is being nominated: President-Elect or Treasurer.
  • Nominee’s Name, University, Email, Phone number, and Curriculum Vitae.
  • Nominator(s) Names, University, Email, and Phone number (unless self-nominating).
  • Biographical Information - In 500 words or less, summarize current titles and positions, relevant past employment history, academic degrees and the granting institutions, and CCC area (if applicable).
  • Qualifications and Plans - In 500 words or less describe: (a) how your abilities and experience fit the nature of the position for which you have been nominated and (b) how, if elected for the position for which you have been nominated, you plan to fulfill the associated duties.
  • Briefly list and include dates of current and previous CAPCSD activities and other professional association activities.
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