SHMS Dean Assumes International Leadership Role
Brian B. Shulman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, FASAHP, FNAP, and Dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences
Earlier this month, Brian B. Shulman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, FASAHP, FNAP, and Dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS), was officially inducted as the President of the International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Formerly called the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), this is a global nonprofit organization of communication, voice, speech language pathology, audiology and swallowing professionals working to advance research and innovation in these related fields. Its name was recently changed to reflect the evolution of the organization’s membership, purpose and scientific developments.
The association’s current president, Pam Enderby OBE, Ph.D., DSc, MSc, FRCSLT, formally passed the baton to Dr. Shulman at the IALP General Assembly meeting on August 4, 2022, in Birkirkara, Malta—home of its international headquarters. Enderby, Professor Emeritus, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), had served as IALP President since 2019. Dean Shulman has been a member of the association for 15 years, and an Executive Board member since 2010. He also served as the organization’s Treasurer from 2016 to 2019.
"IALP will continue to grow its influence to the benefit of those with communication problems and the professions that serve them under the leadership of Dr. Shulman," Enderby said. "His knowledge, leadership skills, expertise and personal qualities give me total confidence."
A fellow of three national organizations, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) and the National Academies of Practice (NAP), Dr. Shulman is frequently invited to present to international, national, state and local-level professional groups. He has served in numerous leadership positions within ASHA, including a three-year term as the organization’s Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice. He is currently serving his third three-year term with the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), the accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for education and evaluating educational programs to ensure compliance with stated standards.
In 2018, Dr. Shulman and colleague Dr. Nina Capone of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, published the third edition of their textbook, Language Development: Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications. He also served as editor of Pediatric Speech and Language: Perspectives on Interprofessional Practice, an issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America by Elsevier.
"I am honored and humbled to be able to serve IALP as its next President," Dr. Shulman said of his new role. "I look forward to promoting IALP’s mission and vision for all those worldwide who experience communication challenges."
Dr. Shulman’s presidential term began in early August and will extend for three years, culminating at IALP’s 33rd World Congress in Tel Aviv, Israel in August 2025. For more information on the International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders, please visit https://ialpasoc.info/ .
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