Ishara Ramkissoon

Associate Professor: University of South Alabama




National Advisory Committee Audiology Praxis 2010
Nominated by ASHA Certification division
ASHA Convention Program Committee, member 2009
Adult Treatment and Rehabilitation Committee, chaired by Emily Tobey
ASHA Special Interest Division 6 Steering Committee 2006
Nominated, completed election process, not elected.
Reviewer: Manuscripts
  • International Journal of Audiology 2010
  • South African Journal of Communication Disorders 2008‐present
Reviewer: Books
  • Ear and Hearing (journal): “Objective Assessment of Hearing” by Hall & Swanepoel 2010
  • Thieme (publisher): “Digital Hearing Aids” by Arthur Schaub 2006
Reviewer: Grants & Awards
  • ASHA Leader: “Outstanding Article in Audiology” award 2009
  • ASHA: SPARC Awards Program 2008
  • ASHA: Multicultural Grant Program 2002
Reviewer: Continuing Education (CE) products
  • Florida SLP/AUD Board, Prevention of Medical Errors for Audiologists 2004
  • ASHA CE Division, Cultural Competence in Audiology Practice 2002
National Committee Member, South Africa (S.A.)
  • Ethics & Standards Committee, S.A. Speech‐Language‐Hearing Assoc. (SASLHA) 1995‐1997
  • Continuing Education Committee, SASLHA 1996‐1998
  • Task Group for Hearing Aid State Contract 1995‐1998
  • National Hearing Aid needs Committee 1996‐1997

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ‐ University of South Alabama

Member, Curriculum & Academic Programs Committee, College of Allied Health Professions 2010
Faculty Advisor, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association 2010
Faculty Advisor, Indian Student Association 2008‐present
Member, Recruitment & Retention Committee, Speech Pathology & Audiology (SPA) 2005‐present
Member, Clinic Committee, SPA 2010
Member, Special Events Committee, SPA 2010
Chair, Recruitment and Retention Committee, SPA 2008 – 2009
Chair, Audiology Faculty Search Committee, SPA 2008 – 2009
Member, Academic and Admissions Committee 2007‐2009
Member, Faculty Search Committee 2006‐2009
Member, Capital Expenditures Committee 2005‐2007


Board of Trustees: Mercy Medical, Alabama 2009 ‐ present
Mercy Medical provides rehabilitation nursing, long‐term care, home health, hospice, assisted living, and memory care services within facilities in Mobile and Baldwin counties, Alabama.
Committee Member: University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign
  • Child Care Task Force 2000‐2005
  • Work/Life Advisory Committee 2000‐2001
  • Search Committee: Office of International Student Affairs 1999‐2000
Committee Member: University of Durban‐Westville, South Africa
  • Modularization & Curriculum Development 1995