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Double Honors for Nan Bernstein Ratner!

Nan Ratner at ASHA

November was a month of double celebration for Nan Bernstein Ratner, Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences.

Nan was awarded the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the association’s annual conference in Orlando, FL. This is the highest honor awarded by ASHA and is given to individuals whose contributions have been of “such excellence that they have enhanced or altered the course of the professions”.

Also this past month, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named Nan as a Fellow, an honor which the association bestows for particularly distinguished efforts which advance science and its applications.

Nan’s primary areas of research are fluency development and disorders (stuttering), psycholinguistics and the role of adult input and interaction in child language development. She has published numerous research articles, chapters and edited texts, and is the co-author of A Handbook on Stuttering (6th ed) with the late Oliver Bloodstein, as well as The Development of Language (7th ed) and Psycholinguistics (2nd ed.), both with Jean Berko Gleason. Nan has received numerous awards locally, nationally and internationally for her scholarship, teaching and service, including the Distinguished Researcher Award from the International Fluency Association in 2006 and the Dean’s Medal, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at UMD in 2013. She served as the chair of the Department Hearing and Speech Sciences for the past 22 years, with tireless commitment to the department and to the field.

Congratulations to Nan on these significant and well-deserved honors!

Monday, December 1, 2014