Susan Gordon-Hickey, Au.D., Ph.D.


Current Position

Associate Dean
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
University of South Alabama
5721 USA Drive North, room 3042
Mobile, AL 36688

Background and Aspirations

Currently, I serve as the Associate Dean for the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of South Alabama. I’ve actively participated in national organizations for my discipline (i.e. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and American Academy of Audiology) and I serve as a site visit chair for the Council on Academic Accreditation for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. I’ve sought opportunities to participate in ASAHP so that I may learn more about and contribute to the organization. During 2016, I participated in the ASAHP Leadership Development Program where I made valuable connections, completed a team project, and developed communication and leadership abilities. The team project was presented at the 2016 ASAHP convention. Since that time, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues that I met through this program. Our collaboration has resulted in a completed research projected aimed at assessment of clinical education outcomes. Our manuscript is in preparation and we provided a presentation at the 2018 ASAHP convention. Currently, I serve on the ASAHP IPE Subcommittee and the ASAHP IPE Award Committee. I aspire to be involved and contribute by serving the organization to further its mission. Participation in ASAHP will help me to be a more rounded administrator and leader. An aspiration that I have for the Association would be to see the Journal of Allied Health to be recognized as a strong IPE resource.

ASAHP Activities:

Activity I: IPE Committee

Activity II: Leadership Development Program (2016)

Activity III: Presentations at national conference in 2016 and 2018

Relevant Experience:

Experience I:  American Speech-Language Hearing Associate Special Interest Group Coordinating Committee, member (2014-

Experience II: American Speech-Language Hearing Associate Leadership Development Program (2012-2013)

Experience III: Reviewer for grants and awards for my institution and professional associations (American Academy of
Audiology and American Speech-Language Hearing Association)