2023 Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award

Written By: Rebecca Hoffa, rhoffa@purdue.edu

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Georgia Malandraki

Georgia A. Malandraki, professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences, is the recipient of the 2023 Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award.

Established in 2018, the award is presented annually to a female faculty member in the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences who is interested in developing her leadership skills. The award provides up to $4,000 to cover the cost of participation in courses, conferences, workshops, institutes or other leadership opportunities that promote the development of faculty leaders.

Malandraki has a long history of leadership and service in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) and beyond, from chairing curriculum committees for the SLHS program to serving as the 2022-23 president of the international Dysphagia Research Society and the co-chair of the third World Dysphagia Summit. To further advance her leadership, Malandraki plans to use the award for two leadership development programs: the HERS Leadership Institute and the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) Lisa Scott Leadership Academy.

Designed for women in higher education, the HERS Institute will help Malandraki increase her knowledge about leadership within Purdue and organizations she is involved in, assess her networks and connections, and develop a better understanding of her own personal leadership capabilities. She will pair this knowledge with that of the CAPCSD Lisa Scott Leadership Academy, which elevates academic leaders in speech-language pathology and audiology fields. These combined efforts will not only help Malandraki sharpen her skills but also increase the visibility of Purdue and SLHS through her future leadership endeavors.

The award is funded by an endowment that honors Christine M. Ladisch in recognition of her outstanding leadership at Purdue University. From 2010-18, she served as the inaugural dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Prior to that, she served as head of the former Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing, associate dean of the former College of Consumer and Family Sciences, and the university’s vice provost for academic affairs.

For more information, please contact Georgia Malandraki or Susie Swithers.

  • Georgia Malandraki; professor; Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; malandraki@purdue.edu
  • Susie Swithers, associate dean for faculty affairs, College of Health and Human Sciences, swithers@purdue.edu

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