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September 13, 2013

Appointments, honors and activities

Faculty and staff honors:

- Anne Smith, distinguished professor of speech, language and hearing sciences, has been selected by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to receive its Honors of the Association. This recognizes members for their distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders and is the highest honor the association bestows. Smith, who is the co-director of the Purdue Stuttering Project, is known for her research in how the brain controls speech production, specifically with stuttering. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for more than 25 years and has received more than $13 million in grant awards. She is one of 12 who will be recognized with this honor at the association's annual convention in November.

- Lisa Goffman, professor of speech, language and hearing sciences, has been selected by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to receive its Fellowship of the Association. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the association bestows, and to be awarded fellow, the nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. Her research focuses on the relationship between speech, language, and motor development in infants and children. She will be recognized with this honor at the association's annual convention in November.

- Jeffrey Reuer, the Blake Family Endowed Chair in Strategic Management and Governance at the Krannert School of Management, has been elected a fellow of the Strategic Management Society. The award honors SMS members who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management. Reuer in an associate editor of the Strategic Management Journal and has been active in the SMS. His research is in the area of corporate strategy, and his current work examines external corporate development activities and alliance governance.

Alumni honors:

- The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics has announced its Outstanding Aerospace Engineers for 2013. Recipients have demonstrated excellence in industry, academia, governmental service or other endeavors that reflect the value of an aerospace engineering degree. The 2013 award winners are:

* G. Porter Bridwell, retired director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. He earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue in 1958.

* Jeffrey D. Deckelbaum, vice president of Boeing Defense, Space and Security. He earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue in 1977.

* Edward A Morris, vice president of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and director of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. He earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue in 1971.

* George M. Palmer, professor emeritus in the Purdue School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering in 1945.

* Jeffrey M. Tyrcha, vice president of business development and marketing, Adacel Systems.  He earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering in 1993.

More information on the award winners can be found at https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAE/AboutUs/Alumni/oae/2013