Victoria Keetay, Ph.D., to direct University's new School of Audiology
Experienced administrator, practitioner and educator comes to Pacific following an executive role at the American Academy of Audiology
Pacific University College of Health Professions Executive Dean Ann Barr has announced that Victoria Keetay, Ph.D., has been selected to direct the College's new School of Audiology, which plans to commence its doctor of audiology (Au.D.) degree program in the fall of 2012.
Keetay will begin her appointment in September, and comes to Pacific from the American Academy of Audiology in Reston, Va., where she served as senior director of education beginning in 2008.
"Dr. Keetay has a strong record of teaching and leadership in the field of audiology, and will bring a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to the College's newest school," Barr said.
In her senior leadership position at the American Academy of Audiology, Keetay supervised the implementation and advancement of the organization's education and research initiatives.
In doing so, Keetay oversaw several of the organization's member-volunteer committees, including those in the areas of education, research, professional development, and professional standards and practices, among others.
She currently serves as the principal investigator on a three-year National Institutes of Health conference grant in support of the Academy Research Conference.
Other professional service includes serving as the Academy’s representative on the advisory council to the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, and previously as the Academy’s staff liaison to the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing.
Keetay also represented the Academy on the Audiology Quality Consortium, a multi-organization group committed to advancing the audiology profession’s strategic objectives related to Department of Health and Human Services' Medicare and Medicaid policies.
She has formulated recommendations and prepared Academy responses that impact the education and research initiatives of both the organization and audiology profession.
Keetay also has a distinguished record in the academic arena. She served as coordinator of audiology services at Indiana State University in Terre Haute from 1992-98, and as director of the Doctor of Audiology Program at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. from 1998-2002.
Keetay earned a doctorate in hearing science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. She also possesses a master's degree in audiology and bachelor's degree in deaf education, both from Ball State.
Audiologists diagnose, treat and manage hearing loss and balance problems. They provide specialized assessment protocols to support medical diagnosis and provide rehabilitative services necessary for managing hearing loss and balance disorders. By 2018, demand for audiologists is expected to increase by more than 25 percent of the current labor force.
Located in downtown Hillsboro, Pacific University's College of Health Professions also includes schools of Dental Health Science, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Professional Psychology. The College also offers a master's degree in Healthcare Administration and a certificate of Gerontology.
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