Sharon R. Stewart, Ed.D.

Sharon R. Stewart,  Ed.D.

Sharon R. Stewart,

secretary candidate

Current Position:

Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs
College of Health Sciences
University of Kentucky
900 S. Limestone, Rm 123E
Lexington, KY 40536-0200


I have been employed in several administrative roles since my appointment as a communication sciences disorders faculty member in the UK College of Health Sciences in 1991, including Clinical Director, Division Director, Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, and Interim Dean. As a faculty member, I was elected to the University Senate, appointed as Faculty Council Chair, and appointed or elected to a variety of committees and task forces across campus. I have also been active in ASAHP as a member of the Leadership Program Team, JAH Editorial Board and Ad-hoc Reviewer, and Nominations and Elections Committee Member. I also served as Chair of the Education Committee and most recently served on the Program Committee for the 2015 Spring Meeting. I am active in my national and state professional association, serving as newsletter editor for the ASHA-affiliated International Affairs Association, a reviewer for Communication Disorders Quarterly, and secretary and convention director for my state association. I have served as an accreditation site visitor for the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation. I am a fellow of ASAHP and ASHA.

As Secretary of ASAHP, my goal would be to help ASAHP grow in its ability to provide a cohesive and strong voice in order to improve quality of healthcare and advocate for the allied health professions. This will require the careful use of our resources to grow the size of our organization, increase our visibility, improve our communication and cooperation inside and outside the organization, and develop our advocacy skills individually and corporately.

ASAHP Activities:

Activity I: Member, ASAHP Leadership Program Team

Activity II: Member, Nominations and Elections Committee

Activity III: Chair, Education Committee

Activity IV: Editorial Board Member and Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Allied Health

Activity V: Honors: 2012 Fellow, Association of Allied Health Professions and 2010 Outstanding Member ASAHP Board of Directors Award

Other relevant experience:

Experience I: Interim Dean, University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences

Experience II: Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, UK CHS

Experience III: Communication Sciences & Disorders Division Director, UK CHS

Experience IV: Accreditation Site Visitor (speech-language pathology) for the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation

Experience V: Honors: 2010 Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2010-11 Fellow, Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium Academic Leadership Development Program (SECAC)