Chizuko Tamaki, AuD, PhD, is a professor and the AuD program director in the School of Human Services and Sciences at Gallaudet University. Prior to joining the Gallaudet tenure track faculty, she was an audiologist at a multi-office practice for nine years, primarily providing vestibular and electrophysiology services.

In her current role, Dr. Tamaki teaches AuD courses in the areas of diagnostic audiology, vestibular studies, and professional issues; mentors student research in AuD and PhD programs; directs the Vestibular and Balance Lab, an interdisciplinary research program exploring older Deaf adults and their balance functions; and oversees the curriculum, assessment, strategic planning, and other administrative tasks for the AuD program.

Dr. Tamaki is an editorial board member for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and a reviewer for Ear and Hearing. She has served as a peer reviewer for Academy and ASHA convention submissions, and as a reviewer of the ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program applications. She also volunteers with CAPCSD on their Clinical Education Committee.

On the Academy Board, Dr. Tamaki serves on the Governance Committee. She is one of two liaisons to the Membership Engagement and Leadership Development Council, which contains Membership Engagement Committee; Leadership Development Committee; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; Honors and Awards Task Force; and JFLAC Task Force.